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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Customer Reviews

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The down to earth way of the preacher makes him relatable. He is honest about his fears and unbelief at events. He does a great job describing all the people he meets, specifically gang members and his experiences with them.

It does get slow around the 5 hour mark when he talks about the organization that he created. It picks up again about 30-45 minutes to the end.
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- Rastein

hope when there is no hope

A very inspiring true account of many set free by the power of the Holy Spirit when there is no earthly hope. And how God can lead those who follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to reach those who they seemingly have nothing in common with.
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- Carole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-17-2011
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