The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade

Paperback - 2008
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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 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 story of the founding of Teen Challenge, an inner-city ministry that today maintains residential and crisis counseling centers 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.--From publisher description.
Published: Grand Rapids, MI : Chosen Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780800794460
Branch Call Number: 259.5097 WIL
Characteristics: 240 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sherrill, John L.
Sherrill, Elizabeth


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Jul 20, 2014

Lots of action and shows some amazing faith. It also leaves you thinking about the other people in the world.

Jun 23, 2014

Need more copies of this book everywhere, maybe even in every hotel and motel room. After reading this book you will know that bad people, murderers, drug addicts and gang members can become good people.


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