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The Cross and the Switchblade has ratings and reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: Another book I read many, many years ago, and like many people.. . The Reverend David Wilkerson, an evangelist and the founder and pastor of the non-denominational Times Square Church, died suddenly on. The Cross and the Switchblade (). GP | 1h 46min .. David Wilkerson is a relatively young parish priest in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. With nominal funds.

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The Grace Card Wilkerson deemphasized denominations and emphasized oneness concentrating on God’s holiness and love for humanity. To those with a more wnd bent, I’d advise don’t write this man’s stuff off entirely. God’s Not Dead But something much greater was to come. The prostitutes, gang streets, murders and the types of societies that cover the basis of most of the city shocked me.

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Mar 23, Ram Alsrougi rated it did not like it. Written decades ago this book is still relevant today and could be used today for our communities with gang problems.

This was a Christian classic; a book to be found in any church library and one I owned and read as a teenager. As i have not read a lot of this genre, i felt it would be good to expand my knowledge. You may not agree with Wilkerson’s theology but while men stand around and argue theology Wilkerson’s work still lives on.

Plus, the remarkable global response needed in this missionary work into a new century. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I just could not stop till it was done. There actually was a little “mini” calendar of stuck in the book, when I received it. But the story is still very relevent today and a big budget feature of it would bring the story and its outreach program some huge exposure.


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A great story of the Gospel being spread to the darkest regions of society This is an amazing true story. His youth in a strict pentecostal family as son of a preacher shaped his personality and gave him examples. A little known preacher, called by God to reach the gangs of New York City. Ina film adaptation was released, starring Pat Boone as David Wilkerson and Erik Estrada in switchblde screen debut as Nicky Cruzthe teen gang member dxvid life was transformed by Wilkerson’s ministry.

College eilkerson professor Mr. Written decades ago this book is still relevant today and could be used today for our communities with A phenomenal true life story of gangs and one man’s calling to show them that there is light at the end swtichblade their dismal tunnel;another path; hope; and a brighter future.

The Cross and the Switchblade Yet This is closer to a later film – West Side Story – Sharks and Jets you can read of the Maus Maus and the Bishops; defined by immigration and poverty, the neighbourhoods they ‘lived’ in. A Love Story Joseph M.

The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson

Wilkerson is, I believe, a Baptist. I started reading this book after a prompt from the Holy Spirit. Quotes from The Cross and the View all 3 comments. Edit Did You Know? This article about a book on true crime is a stub. And that my friend is all you need. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It was not recommended by anyone. It would possibly help keep so many young people from getting involved with drugs, prostitution and witchcraft.

When it got to that part I wept. If you are looking for a book that will build your faith, read this book.


The situations, many life and death, leave him battered and bruised, and we watch as he fights to bring justice and faith into a community in ruins.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Add the first question. The prose of this book communicates some interesting history about gangs and street life in the late s, but switchb,ade Cross and the Switchblade” isn’t focused on historical record or illuminating American culture.

It is a beautiful illustration of a life of prayer and service, and the anv fruit that yields. Showing of reviews. Wow how times have switchhblade, one of the best selling books of was Twixt 12 and 20 by Pat Boone who was Pat Boone lolimagine that selling today? This book documents a walk of life probably closest to that of the early church that I have ever read.

View all 6 comments. The Cross and the Switchblade 6. This was my third time to read it. The story of David Wilkerson was made into a movie way back in the ‘s I think played by Pat Boone.

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You might not even realize it when you should, but in this world, the most unexpected people can be the ones you rely on the most. Write a customer review. It has touched my life more than anyone can imagine.