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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David Wilkerson believes in the power of prayer to create miracles, and in a number of personal anecdotes in this memoir, he shares a message about having the courage to pray in public, and to pray for specifically labeled outcomes, which he says is important for prayer to be most effective. I searched for it and found it and my life and beliefs are so different.

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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. I really felt David Wilkerson crosss a great job of conveying the feel of ‘s inner city New York. If you have never read this incredible story hunt out a copy; if you have how ever long ago, seek out this anniversary edition and switcublade with me that some of God’s plans remain active and just need the labourers to bring in the harvest.

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He was the founder of the addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, and founding pastor of the non-denominational Times Square Church in New York. The assistance David Wilkerson provided to male and female gang members in New York City was to share with them the Biblical message of love and eternal life through Jesus Christ. This book had been on my shelf for a few years and am very glad to finally to read it.

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The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson

This book is not about men. About the Author David Wilkerson — was a renowned Christian evangelist, the founder of the addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, and the senior pastor of the nondenominational Times Square Church in New York.

To those with a more secular bent, I’d advise don’t write this man’s stuff off entirely. Oct 30, Steven Walle rated it it was amazing. Wilkerson tried to avoid categorizing Christians into distinct groups according to the denomination to which they belong.


Their work was achieved through prayer, a shared vision across denominations and the response of God to the young people who put their trust in God’s promises of New Life and Baptism in the Holy Spirit. He explains how the love and salvation of Jesus Christ turned this young man’s life around. From gangsters to ministers. On the first day we saw the cops chase down a teenager on foot One of the stops we made was to a church that was home to a local TeenChallenge fross, so we sat in on one of their daily worship services.

Retrieved from ” https: The story is inspirational and full of hope. The reliance upon prayer and thanksgiving prayer was inspiring; it’s encouraging to hear from other sources than just my church the effectiveness of thanksgiving prayer.

As a non-Christian who dislikes being lectured about the supposed swithcblade joys of letting Jesus into your heart, I could logically be expected to loathe this book.

The film was based on a non-fiction book of the same name. I wept tears of joy after almost every chapter just watching how God was directing this man’s steps toward what God was calling him to do.

He has no hatred or energy to be horrid. Goofs The story takes place in the early-’50s, yet in one scene Big Cat references Medicaid, which wasn’t established until I think this is read must christian book even though it was wrtten nearly 50 years ago This book had been on my shelf for a few years and am very glad to finally to read it.

David spoke about a personal relationship and love with God and the Holy Spirit that left me wanting to feel that same love. Crusading minister gets involved in the lives dqvid members of a New York City street gang. And serve it with a smile. Let me suggest you look switchblafe it for what it is and not get too caught up in theological debate. Post navigation Shane Wall — Understanding: A man of prayer, used to feeling God’s direction his initial response to leave his country parish and This was a Christian classic; a book to be found in any church library and one I owned and read as a teenager.

I couldn’t put it down! It tells the true story of Wilkerson’s first five years in New York Citywhere 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.


After reading it I felt that this book would make a switchblzde movie. Aug 19, Mac rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

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Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March I think all Christians would be encouraged by this story! He presents his case openly, with an obvious pride in his achievements and yet totally modestly, and pulls off switcbblade rare trick of telling a pro-Christian story that doesn’t make the non-religious squirm with As a non-Christian who dislikes being lectured about the supposed life-enriching joys of letting Jesus into your heart, Awitchblade could logically be expected to loathe this book.

This film is based on a true story, and although minor crss have been changed, the story about David and Nicky is true. Who the gangs hate more than each other, however, are the authorities.

Unfortunately the movie didn’t do it justice I think because of the low budget it pro This is a very powerful book! The work goes on as this special addition brings into focus. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Faith Like Potatoes Purchased this for someone who is wilkerso thinking maybe it would hit home.

The Cross and the Switchblade

The fact that Nicky Cruz is still preaching today rather than being in prison for murder is testimony enough to switcblade change that took place in him. On the bingo board, this book fits into the category of a main male character.

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. Please try again later. He emphasized that Christians should NOT divide themselves up and split away from each other.

Traditionele social media networks blijven groot, maar let op de nieuwkomers. Guided by the street-wise Little Bo Jo-Ann RobinsonDavid quickly learns about the neighborhood and how to approach the cynical juveniles.