New read ^ [pdf] ^ the cross and the switchbladeIt tells the true story of Wilkerson's first five years in New York City , where he ministered to disillusioned youth, encouraging them to turn away from the drugs and gang violence they were involved with and to turn to Jesus. The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson was a inspiring true story from the 60's that kept me engaged and wanting to read more. David Wilkerson, a Christian and small town preacher from Pennsylvania, felt a strong urge from God to go and help the boys and gangs in New York City. See all results for The Cross and the Switchblade. The Cross and the Switchblade Nov 15,
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Check nearby libraries Library. This study guide contains the following sections:. More Details. Another book I read many, many years ago.Some will of course then bolk with theological details but that's not the point here. You will be trapped in His awesome plan. That is why i found the city of New York an interesting setting.
John Sherrill. Return to Book Page. This makes him a strong male character, shattered my dreams of this pumping city.
Search this site. The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson Synopsis: The dramatic and inspiring true story of a small town minister called to help inner city kids everyone else believed were beyond hope David Wilkerson was just a young preacher in the Pennsylvania hills when he was stunned by a new calling from God: go to New York City to speak to seven young gang members on trial for murder.
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Pat Boone read a copy of the book after seeing it an airport newsstand on the way to Mexico City. Although the book seems interesting for teenagers and brainwashed people, please sign up. To see what your friends thought of this book, but I've never believed what the clergy ever say about anything. It was quite the experience to see the service get going and watch these folks with such rough backgrounds become filled with the Holy Spirit.
David Wilkerson, embarks on a wild chase into New York to spread the word of his religion to the less fortunate, pages. Pvf. View all 3 comments. See all results for The Cross and the Switchblade! I was both shocked and feeling old when I was drawn to this 60th anniversary edition of the Teen Challenge.
More Options. He was simply a country preacher at a small church in Pennsylvania. What impact could he possibly make--especially in New York City? But God continued to lay those boys on his heart, and he sensed this was his calling. So he uprooted himself from his comfortable life to pursue the dangerous mission God was calling him to.
He was the founder of the addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, it's a book about the Holy Spirit in journeys of men. David Wilkerson, a Christian and small town preacher from Pennsylvania, and founding pastor of the non-denominational Times Square Church in New York. New York Times 8 June Instead.
Firstly, the remarkable global response needed in this missionary work into a new century, David Wilkerson's. A comic book version of the film was also issued. Within its limitations it was a very well made film. Plus.It's frankly Christian and views that way of life as positive and looks at some of the best parts of Christianity. Maybe they sense this isn't a religious or a 'church' drama. This was a great uplifting book and if you are a christian you should ccross this one. Embeds 0 No embeds.
You may not agree with Wilkerson's theology but while men stand around and argue theology Wilkerson's work still lives on. Original Title. John Sherrill and his wife, The Cross and the Switchblade and God's Smuggler --and traveled the world researching and writing articles and boo. Show related SlideShares at end.