The Cross and the Switchblade

This is the story of how David Wilkerson, a Christian pastor in America from the suburbs felt called on a mission from God to help some young boys in New York  that he read about in a newspaper. They had committed a gruesome murder but his heart went out to them as he looked at a sketch of their forlorn faces in a court room.

The tension of this real life drama as David Wilkerson wavers between faith and disappointment keeps the reader gripped in anticipation. The leading of the Holy Spirit confirms time after time that he’s on the right path and yet doors are locked in front of him time and again.

As I followed this emotional journey I found my own faith building and a desire in me to do more for the kingdom and live by faith as I read on.

The amazing testimony of how God led David to young gang members and drug addicts in New York is truly inspirational. Filled with amazement at the bravery of those that got saved from their terrible life threatening addictions and then ministered to others, I could not put this book down.

A ministry was born out of this amazing account of miracles and transformed lives in the 1950’s called ‘Teen Challenge‘ which is carrying on the work to this day and has spread across the globe.



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