THE CROSS AND THE SWITCHBLADE BOOK

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The Cross and the Switchblade is a biographical book written by pastor David Wilkerson with John and Elizabeth Sherrill, published by Random House in . Cross and the Switchblade, the by David Wilkerson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson, John Sherrill and Elizabeth See all books by John Sherrill Book Recommendations | Staff Picks: Robert.

As i have not read a lot of this genre, i felt it would be good to expand my knowledge. Learning about other problems in this world, beside the ones occurring in my part of the world is important in exploring what the world has to offer.

On I decided to read this book, because of the controversial religion in this book. On the bingo board, this book fits into the category of a main male character. David Wilkerson, a pastor for his small town's church, embarks on a wild chase into New York to spread the word of his religion to the less fortunate. 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.

This makes him a strong male character, as many wish to have the will power to not give up. My favorite quote from this book is 'Yeah, you could do that.

You could cut me up into a thousand pieces and lay them in the street, and every piece will still love you. He has no hatred or energy to be horrid. Even though Nikki, the boy David is speaking to in the book, has done things David's religion despises, this quote brings us back to the reality of how much David cares.

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Edward L I would recommend this book for readers of all ages starting at 11 to any age.

I am 76 years old and I found it hard to put down. Do you recommend this book for a 10 year old Christian boy? Lara I would recommend this for all children who can read the title; I would also read it to all children and adults of inquisition.

See all 4 questions about The Cross and the Switchblade…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Another book I read many, many years ago, and like many people I picked it up at a time of crisis in my own life. After reading this book I went so far as to contact Nicky Cruz who was starting his own ministry. As to the rating, the book isn't what might be called "great writing" but it is intense and in most places compelling.

Told from a first person point of view Mr.

Wilkerson relates the story and opens many of it's implications and inspirations to us. That being said, and in the spirit of f Another book I read many, many years ago, and like many people I picked it up at a time of crisis in my own life. That being said, and in the spirit of full disclosure I'm a Christian. So, let me go to the other end of the spectrum.

If you're "anti-Christian" you more than likely won't like this book. It's frankly Christian and views that way of life as positive and looks at some of the best parts of Christianity. It's true that many Christians have done terrible things, some they have actually claimed they did in Christ's name.

If that's the part of Christianity you want to look at, while it exists that's not what this book is about. If you are honestly agnostic you might find this book interesting. I can't say for sure of course how it will hit you, but as I said, "might".

If you are on the fence, take a look and consider. If you are a Christian, you may like this book.

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Let me suggest you look at it for what it is and not get too caught up in theological debate. Wilkerson is, I believe, a Baptist.

Some will of course then disagree with theological details but that's not the point here. The story is inspirational and full of hope. I like it. He emphasized that Christians should NOT divide themselves up and split away from each other. So my statement above about his denomination may be off or outdated.

He was with Assembly of God, I'm not sure who ordained him and his Texas organization was under an interdenominational group so Wilkerson deemphasized denominations and emphasized oneness concentrating on God's holiness and love for humanity.

He was killed in a traffic accident April 24, , he will be missed. View all 11 comments. Feb 10, Olivia Humphrey rated it liked it.

I decided to read this book, because of the controversial religion in this book. Previously going to a religious school, i found this book would be a good read to experience a main male character, going through adventures other men i have read about have not. As i have not read a lot of this genre, i felt it would be good to expand my knowledge.

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Learning about other problems in this world, beside the ones occurring in my part of the world is important in exploring what the world has to offer. On I decided to read this book, because of the controversial religion in this book. On the bingo board, this book fits into the category of a main male character. David Wilkerson, a pastor for his small town's church, embarks on a wild chase into New York to spread the word of his religion to the less fortunate.

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. This makes him a strong male character, as many wish to have the will power to not give up. My favorite quote from this book is 'Yeah, you could do that. You could cut me up into a thousand pieces and lay them in the street, and every piece will still love you. He has no hatred or energy to be horrid.

Even though Nikki, the boy David is speaking to in the book, has done things David's religion despises, this quote brings us back to the reality of how much David cares. All he wants is to prove to Nikki that someone is willing to die for him, and still love him unconditionally. I think this is something that all humans in this world yearn for.

The sense of belonging to someone, and having them utterly love them. To understand what David is trying to say, we must read between the lines and understand the deeper meaning behind it.

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This is why it is my favourite quote from this book. I learnt from this book, that no matter where you live, or what you do, someone will always love you.

You might not even realize it when you should, but in this world, the most unexpected people can be the ones you rely on the most. This made me open my eyes in my life, and look at my relationships from another perspective. When girl you walk past everyday silently smiles has effects your day, by making me smile back. She does't know you, but she is sharing something that people lack, but is what they need most. Love and happiness, even through a smile this can be seen.

I learnt from this book, that love comes in different forms, and even when you think you are alone, there is always that one person willing to go the extra mile for you. A setting that i found interesting was the city of New York. When we see it presented, it looks bright and exhilarating, a big, extravagant, perfect city. All my life, reading books and watching movies it has been a place i desperately wanted to visit because i thought of it as an utterly clean, healthy city.

But reading this book, shattered my dreams of this pumping city. The prostitutes, gang streets, murders and the types of societies that cover the basis of most of the city shocked me. As much as i did not enjoy finding this out, it was fascinating to see how much of this cities flaws had been hidden from tourists.

I learnt that nothing is quite what it seems, especially to a inexperienced child. That is why i found the city of New York an interesting setting. View all 6 comments. May 14, JonathanT rated it liked it Shelves: Great, eye-opening story! Unfortunately the theology isn't biblically sound, so I'd be pretty careful in recommending this to someone.

Aug 30, Elizabeth Dragina rated it it was amazing. I read this when I was ten and I still remember every detail!! And you wanna know what the best part is!?

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It's all true!! View all 4 comments. Mar 23, Ram Alsrougi rated it did not like it. Although the book seems interesting for teenagers and brainwashed people, but I've never believed what the clergy ever say about anything. Aug 19, Dave rated it liked it. When I was in college, I had a class on urbanization where we broke up into small groups. Paul area. 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 ministry, so we sat in on one of their dai When I was in college, I had a class on urbanization where we broke up into small groups.

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 ministry, so we sat in on one of their daily worship services. We were surrounded by a ton of local youth, guys on one side of the room, gals on the other.

It was quite the experience to see the service get going and watch these folks with such rough backgrounds become filled with the Holy Spirit. He talks about his initial calling to the streets of New York City in the early 60's, and the ministry he started that targeted troubled youth, often heavily involved in gangs and drugs.

There is a heavy reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit, which they discover has amazing power to overcome often deadly addictions such as heroin. If there's one thing I'm left with after reading this book, it's an amazing sense of boldness on the part of Wilkerson and those around him. For a random small town pastor to go to the streets of NYC on a whim and risk his life for thugs and killers is an incredible testament of boldness through Christ and the Holy Spirit.

View 2 comments. Mar 27, Alan Smith rated it liked it. As a non-Christian who dislikes being lectured about the supposed life-enriching joys of letting Jesus into your heart, I could logically be expected to loathe this book.

To be fair, though, Wilkerson's work about his activities among street-kids and criminals is both entertaining and moving.

He presents his case openly, with an obvious pride in his achievements and yet totally modestly, and pulls off the 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, I could logically be expected to loathe this book. He presents his case openly, with an obvious pride in his achievements and yet totally modestly, and pulls off the rare trick of telling a pro-Christian story that doesn't make the non-religious squirm with boredom or embarrassment.

Committed Christians will totally love this work - and I say that without any attempt at sarcasm or insult. To those with a more secular bent, I'd advise don't write this man's stuff off entirely.

A good story is a good story, after all. Aug 21, Rissa Karina Burge rated it really liked it. It will trap you. About The Cross and the Switchblade The dramatic and inspiring true story of a small town minister called to help inner city kids everyone else believed were beyond hope… David Wilkerson was just a young preacher in the Pennsylvania hills when he was stunned by a new calling from God: Also by John Sherrill.

See all books by John Sherrill. About David Wilkerson David Wilkerson — was a renowned Christian evangelist, the founder of the addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, and the senior… More about David Wilkerson.

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Again he prays and realizes he is being "called" to move to the city to begin his ministry there full time. David Wilkerson walked where most men would not dare to walk into the streets of hell but saved a lot of souls. Brother Andrew. Connect With Us. See all books by John Sherrill.

While the story is still good, the condition of the book was not as I expected. Comic Books. Showing of reviews.