The Cross and the Switchblade

  • by David Wilkerson
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The astonishing true story of Wilkerson's outreach to New York teens trapped by drugs and gangs.
Gang-fighters! Drug addicts. Teenage runaways and prostitutes! The toughest and most hopeless kids that New York's ghettos had to offer. Then a young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills arrived on their turf and began preaching a message of renewal, miracles, and God's love. This is one of the century's great true stories. Over 14 million copies in print!


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God is Awesome!

This is an amazing story of David Wilkerson and how he was lead by God to work with the young people of New York City who were caught up in Street Gangs, Prostitution and Drugs. Amazingly it relates to instances that happened 40 years ago but (sadly) could easily relate to life in the 21st Century.

With God and the help of the love, care and spiritual support of ordinary people these youngsters have had their lives turned around - this book is inspiring and uplifting. The organisation that was founded to help these young people, Teen Challenge, is still operating today all around the world.

Sadly David Wilkerson died in a car accident in April of this year but his vision still lives on!

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- J

Hope & Inspiration

This book gives hope to a dying world even more so now than in the late 1950’s, our youth are faced with drugs, porn, & world turned on its head in relation to gender identity & sexuality. Wrong is right & right is wrong, the murder of innocent children in the womb is normalised & a good thing to do, I grieve for the youth who have no guidance, no moral compass. The zeitgeist of this generation demands self first at all times. Our children are subjected to filth on television enforced & endorsed by a media that is destroying their moral fibre at a frightening pace.The only answer for this, the one & only hope Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit,without him there is not.
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- AnneDriscoll

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-01-2011
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