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  • This entry is part 13 of 29 in the series Bookshelf.

The Cross And The Switchblade By David Wilkerson

    The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson

    The Cross and the Switchblade is a book written in 1962 by pastor David Wilkerson with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. It 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. (WIKILAND)


    David Wilkerson had his life all planned out: a quiet pastorate in a small country church. But God had others plans, calling him to share the good news of Christ with violent gang members in New York City. Forty-five years later that young pastor still oversees Teen Challenge, the ministry that grew out of that calling. His story is a testimony to what can happen when ordinary people open themselves up to the work of an extraordinary God. Foreword by Chuck Colson. (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)


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    Running to the God of Unity: The holy community God is creating and how it is to live out its calling. "I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3
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  1. Pilgrim
    The Cross and the Switchblade (1970)

    GP | 1h 46min | Biography, Crime, Drama | June 1970 (USA)

    Crusading minister gets involved in the lives of members of a New York street gang.

    Enjoy this Christian Movie: Nicky Cruz (born December 6, 1938) is a Christian evangelist, the founder of Nicky Cruz Outreach, an evangelistic Christian ministry. He was also once the director of Teen Challenge, serving under David Wilkerson before founding another ministry home himself in California. Prior to his conversion he was the leader of a New York City gang, The Mau-Maus.

    License: Standard YouTube License
  2. brinny
    Thank you Mr. O, David Wilkerson was a phenomenal man of God. Praise God that His legacy lives on.

    God bless you.
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    1. Pilgrim
      All glory be unto God. The book was great. The movie is older than a lot of people on the forum, yet timeless with the message that through God the miracle of salvation can transform people who are bitter and angry at the world to people who have the love of Christ. Praise God. Amen.
  3. stuart lawrence
    I remember reading both books in my youth. They were great
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    1. Pilgrim
      Amen. Thank God for David Wilkerson, a man who made the ghetto his church and helped lead some inner city gang members to discover Christ. He showed them, through a miracle, that the cross is mightier than the switchblade. God is great. All praise, honor, and glory to God.
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  • This entry is part 13 of 29 in the series Bookshelf.