The Cross and the Switchblade

The True Story of One Man's Fearless Faith

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The True Story of a Man Who Risked It All for God

The streets of New York in 1958 are a perilous place. Gangs, drugs and violence hold the city hostage. It's about as far as you can get from the country church where Pastor David Wilkerson preaches.

But one night, God speaks to David through the pages of a news story--a story that will change his life forever. As he stares at a pen drawing of seven teenage gang members on trial for murder, David knows that God is telling him to go to those wounded and angry boys. To help them. And despite the danger and darkness of the world he will have to enter, David obeys.

This is the incredible story of how God used one man's faith, despite his fear, to start a seemingly impossible movement of grace among the violent gangs of New York.

Contributors

Elizabeth Sherrill, Author

Elizabeth Sherrill (www.elizabethsherrill.com) and her husband, John, continue to travel the world in search of stories that reveal the power of God. The Sherrills have co-authored numerous bestsellers--classics such as The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler. They have been associated with Guideposts magazine for many years and were cofounders of Chosen Books, along with Leonard and Catherine Marshall LeSourd. Elizabeth and John have three grown children and live on the South Shore of Boston.

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John Sherrill, Author

John Sherrill (1923-2017) and his wife, Elizabeth, coauthored numerous bestsellers--classics such as The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler--and traveled the world researching and writing articles and books. Formerly senior editors for Guideposts magazine, they cofounded Chosen Books, along with Leonard and Catherine Marshall LeSourd. The Sherrills have three grown children.

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David Wilkerson, Author

David Wilkerson (1931-2011) founded Teen Challenge and World Challenge (www.worldchallenge.org) and was the founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. He authored more than forty books, including the bestselling The Cross and the Switchblade and Knowing God by Name. With a particular longing to encourage pastors, he traveled around the globe. On the day of his death, he was still ministering.

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