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The Cross and the Switchblade (45th Anniversary Edition)

David Wilkerson

The Cross and the Switchblade (45th Anniversary Edition)

David Wilkerson

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"Go to New York City and help those boys." When David Wilkerson heard those words in his heart late one night as he glanced at a picture in Life magazine, he was dumbfounded. The boys in question were members of a violent gang and on trial for murder. He, on the other hand, was a country preacher settled comfortably in a little mountain church in Pennsylvania. What could God possibly expect him to accomplish in New York City, of all places? But the thought would not let him go, and his life and the lives of countless despairing teens were changed forever on account of it. This is the riveting story of the founding of Teen Challenge, an inner-city ministry that today maintains residential and crisis counselling centres around the globe. But even more, it is a story of how the most unlikely people can hear - and follow - God's call to do the impossible. This 45th anniversary edition includes a brand new foreword by Charles Colson and two new epilogues celebrating Teen Challenge and reflecting on fifty years of following God's lead.

"David's story will touch your life in a way few books can." - from the foreword by Charles W. Colson



- Publisher Fifty years ago, when a lanky country preacher stepped onto the gang-ridden streets of New York City, most people thought he had gone over the edge. But David Wilkerson had faith that God was leading him and never looked back. Today his inner-city ministry, Teen Challenge, boasts residential and crisis counseling centers in more than seventy countries. Its Christian discipleship program has restored hope to tens of thousands of men and women with drug or alcohol addiction. In this 45th anniversary edition of The Cross and the Switchblade, readers will experience anew the dramatic story that started it all. Since its original 1963 publication, The Cross and the Switchblade has sold more than 15 million copies. Wilkerson??'s story continues to inspire renewed faith in God??'s ability to overcome problems that even the most determined human efforts cannot resolve. Foreword by Charles W. Colson.

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About "The Cross and the Switchblade (45th Anniversary Edition)"

"Go to New York City and help those boys." When David Wilkerson heard those words in his heart late one night as he glanced at a picture in Life magazine, he was dumbfounded. The boys in question were members of a violent gang and on trial for murder. He, on the other hand, was a country preacher settled comfortably in a little mountain church in Pennsylvania. What could God possibly expect him to accomplish in New York City, of all places? But the thought would not let him go, and his life and the lives of countless despairing teens were changed forever on account of it. This is the riveting story of the founding of Teen Challenge, an inner-city ministry that today maintains residential and crisis counselling centres around the globe. But even more, it is a story of how the most unlikely people can hear - and follow - God's call to do the impossible. This 45th anniversary edition includes a brand new foreword by Charles Colson and two new epilogues celebrating Teen Challenge and reflecting on fifty years of following God's lead.

"David's story will touch your life in a way few books can." - from the foreword by Charles W. Colson


- Publisher

Fifty years ago, when a lanky country preacher stepped onto the gang-ridden streets of New York City, most people thought he had gone over the edge. But David Wilkerson had faith that God was leading him and never looked back. Today his inner-city ministry, Teen Challenge, boasts residential and crisis counseling centers in more than seventy countries. Its Christian discipleship program has restored hope to tens of thousands of men and women with drug or alcohol addiction. In this 45th anniversary edition of The Cross and the Switchblade, readers will experience anew the dramatic story that started it all. Since its original 1963 publication, The Cross and the Switchblade has sold more than 15 million copies. Wilkerson??'s story continues to inspire renewed faith in God??'s ability to overcome problems that even the most determined human efforts cannot resolve. Foreword by Charles W. Colson.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

David Wilkerson

For over eighty years, Reverend David Wilkerson's evangelistic ministry has included preaching, teaching and writing. He is the author of over thirty books and best known for his early ministry to teen drug addicts and gang members in New York City. The story of his ministry is outlined in his co-authored book, The Cross and the Switchblade, which has since been read by over fifty million people and was made into a motion picture. Wilkerson was born in Hammond, Indiana on May 19, 1931. He married his wife, Gwen Carosso, in 1953 and they served small pastorates in Pennsylvania until David Wilke

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3 stars By Fiona, Jun 08 2016
Would recommend this to teenagers, young adults.  This story will keep you glued to the pages.  Its one book which that reveals the heart of God through the actions of others.  It takes one to touch the life of another,  and the rest is history.   I am deliberately not going into details here and would rather you read it yourself to enjoy the book.  Suffice to say, this story truly echoes John 3: 17; and actually all of us were lost, but it takes One(Jesus) to save us from condemnation and one brave man to change the life of gangster.   
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  • Catalogue Code 268652
  • Product Code 9780800794460
  • ISBN 080079446X
  • EAN 9780800794460
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Chosen Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2008
  • Sales Rank #3946
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.285kg

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