The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 173
ISBN: 0515090255
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Release: 1986
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The story of a small-town pastor who found his real ministry among the street gangs of New York and succeeded in founding the Teen Challenge movement

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill
Pages: 173
ISBN: 0551002336
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Release: 1964
Editor: Marshall Pickering
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harlem in the 1950s is the setting for this true story of the miracles that took place when David Wilkerson came face to face with brutal gang leaders and young lives wrecked by drugs and sexual abuse, and the complete transformation that took place in even the most hopeless situations.

David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson
Author: Gary Wilkerson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780310337447
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the story of David Wilkerson, the man who believed against the odds that God could do great things in the rejected and ignored of New York City, who refused to give up on those on the streets even when they had given up on themselves, and who saw in the eyes of the drug addicts and gang members what others failed to see—the love of Jesus Christ. But who was David Wilkerson? Many Christians don’t really know. More often than not, we saw the fruit of his faith in God rather than the man himself. When Wilkerson moved to New York from rural Pennsylvania in 1958 to confront the gangs who ran the streets, he was a skinny, 120-pound man. After the initial publicity that brought him face to face with some of the most dangerous young men of the city, he largely flew under the radar of the media, using the Word of God and a bit of tough love to help men and women of the street escape the destructive spiral of drugs and violence. Wilkerson was always the real deal, full of passion and conviction, not interested in what others said was the “right” or political thing to do. Wilkerson later founded the Times Square Church, now a non-denominational mega-church of 8,000 members, to this day a crossroads for those battling sin, drugs, and pornography, and a place where the message of Christ is discussed. He created the faith-based program Teen Challenge to wean addicts off drugs, and then World Challenge, dedicated since its beginning to promoting and spreading the Gospel throughout the world. Both now have branches worldwide, continuing the work that God began in the life of one man who believed David Wilkerson was a man of faith who trusted God would give him what he needed to enter a world of crime and killing. He was a man of conviction who took the dream God gave him and marched forward without ever looking back. And he was a man of vision who could not be shaken from his beliefs—sometimes even when counseled otherwise. David Wilkerson was the preacher of New York City.

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0800798880
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Go to New York City and help those boys." When David Wilkerson heard those words in his heart late one night, he was dumbfounded. The boys in question were members of a violent gang and on trial for murder. He himself was a young country preacher settled comfortably in a little mountain church in Pennsylvania. What could God possibly expect him to accomplish? But those words took root in his heart, and he knew he had to go. Risking everything--his career, his marriage, even his life--he found himself walking the streets of New York City and sharing the gospel with the most violent gangs and drug users, sometimes at knife point. With over 15 million copies sold, this is the powerful, riveting true story of how God can use the most unlikely of people to do the impossible--and save those we think are beyond saving.

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0800798791
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The True Story of a Man Who Risked It All for God With over 15 million sold, this modern-day classic is now available in a new edition especially for young readers ages 9 to 12, complete with 30 illustrations that bring the story to life. This riveting story follows the young David Wilkerson--then a simple country preacher--as he risks everything, including his life, to go to the heart of New York City to bring the gospel to the violent gangs and drug users who were taking over the streets. The courage, resilience, and faith of this young preacher will inspire a new generation of readers as they see how God's love can pierce the darkest of circumstances and save those who we think are beyond saving. Let this powerful story show the young people in your life how God can use anyone with faith to do the impossible.

Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately

Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781441240491
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everyone experiences times of sadness, trials, and pain. But what happens when grief and depression seem so overwhelming that we feel like giving up? As the founder of World Challenge, Inc., David Wilkerson worked with troubled people of every type: students, parents, alcoholics, delinquents, businessmen, pastors, teachers, and drug addicts. In this hopeful and encouraging book, Wilkerson examines the universal problem of discouragement. He shows readers how to let God heal their wounds, restore their faith, and give them genuine, lasting peace.

Run Baby Run

Run Baby Run
Author: Nicky Cruz,Jamie Buckingham
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0340745770
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty years after it was first published, Nicky Cruz's story is still a relevant and compelling read. He tells of his childhood in a spiritual Puerto Rican home and of his violent adolescence as the leader of one of New York's toughest street gangs.

It Is Finished

It Is Finished
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781441261335
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Founder of Teen Challenge Shows How to Overcome Persistent Sins This is David Wilkerson's capstone teaching, poured out from a heart that discovered the power God has given his people to triumph over sin. Through Wilkerson's expert ability to blend teaching with personal application, he shows that the key to defeating life-controlling habits is found in one thing: the new covenant God enacted with his people. In today's era of pop psychology, most Christians battle temptation and sin through self-help techniques or gritty self-will. Even Wilkerson, through decades of ministry that led hundreds of thousands to salvation and deliverance, struggled to know true peace as he battled his own "besetting sins." Determined to find victory, Wilkerson came to grasp the stunning reality that the vast love of God provides the spiritual resources believers need to obey his every command. Gathered from some of his most prominent sermons, this is one of Wilkerson's most powerful teachings--one that will redeem countless lives into the life-giving experience of purity.

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780800794460
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Release: 2008-04-01
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this 45th anniversary edition of The Cross and the Switchblade, readers will experience anew the dramatic story that started Teen Challenge ministry.

God Is Faithful

God Is Faithful
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781441260017
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspiring, Year-Long Devotional Journey from the Bestselling Author of The Cross and the Switchblade David Wilkerson, best known for his blockbuster memoir The Cross and the Switchblade and as the founder of both Teen Challenge and World Challenge, was a man devoted to seeking and serving the Lord. This April marks his one-year passing, and this devotional commemorates his tremendous spiritual legacy. Mined from his own reflections, God Is Faithful offers 365 deeply personal, deeply inspiring devotional thoughts that reflect what Wilkerson came to know intimately and preached passionately to all: God takes delight in you--and is blessed to keep and deliver you. Complete with accompanying Scriptures, this year-long devotional journey will take believers deeper into the Father heart of God. Readers will not only glean wisdom and insight from a man sold out for the Lord, but they will encounter a loving God whose eyes are always trained on his children.

The Cross Is Still Mightier Than the Switchblade

The Cross Is Still Mightier Than the Switchblade
Author: Don Wilkerson
Pages: 172
ISBN: 1560432640
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Release: 1996
Editor: Destiny Image Pubs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells of the continuing miraculous work of Teen Challenge among gangs, with the highest documented "cure rate" of drug addicts and alcoholics than any other program today.

Knowing God by Name

Knowing God by Name
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781441263735
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Our help is in the name of the Lord."--Psalm 124:8 In the Bible, God is called by many names. But what do they mean? And what do they reveal about Him? Can knowing these names bring the comfort, hope or healing you are seeking? Through Bible teaching and personal anecdotes, bestselling author and beloved pastor David Wilkerson explores ten Hebrew names for God, showing how men and women throughout Scripture found strength and encouragement in the powerful name of the Lord. So can you! This life-changing book will help you know your heavenly Father on a heart-to-heart level, revealing His protection, care, discipline and loving guidance in your life. God has pledged to keep you, to give you His peace, to give you His Holy Spirit, to blot out all your sins and to replace them with His lovingkindness. Here is your invitation to experience each of these realities--in other words, to know God by name.

Run Baby Run

Run Baby Run
Author: Nicky Cruz
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1458747484
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Release: 2009-12
Editor: Readhowyouwant
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tough kids and gangs are not issues of the past. Violence is alive in families, our schools, our communities and the media. Read the story of Nicky Cruz, a warlord of a vicious New York City gang. He was an experienced thief, mugger, and hardened, violent street criminal - all before he reached 18. Run Baby Run is the dramatic testimony of his desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism and his violent environment. RUN BABY RUN Billy Graham says: ''The story of Nicky Cruz is remarkable. It has all the elements of tragedy, violence and intrigue, plus the greatest ingredient of all: the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.''

The Cross and the Scalpel

The Cross and the Scalpel
Author: Gwen Wilkerson
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0800793552
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Release: 2004
Editor: Chosen Books Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this expanded version of an earlier book, Wilkerson takes readers on a journey of faith as she discovers firsthand that the power of God can conquer pain, disease, and heartache. She teaches by experience how to abide in God's strength and actually see miracles take place.

The Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book

The Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book
Author: Anonim
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781441229021
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Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover Hope, Grace, and Healing in These 800 Promises Straight from God's Word With millions of copies in print, this book stands as a proven and essential Bible tool for everyday use. Now available in a larger size, this volume continues to bring truths from God's Word into almost every spiritual and personal problem encountered today. The 800 specific promises are arranged topically, making this an easy-to-use resource for all who need words of encouragement or who simply want quick access to categorized Scriptures. Readers looking for a "purse companion" or meaningful gift will welcome this new edition of the beloved classic.

Victor

Victor
Author: Víctor Torres,Don Wilkerson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781641230544
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Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Whitaker House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fans of The Cross and the Switchblade will love Victor. It is the true story of Victor Torres, who moved with his family from their native Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, New York, in search of a better life. Their American dream, however, quickly faded into a nightmare when young Victor was introduced to gang life on the New York streets. Within a few years, teenage Victor had set up a lucrative drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his financially struggling family. But Victor quickly became enslaved by his own drug addiction, as his parents, Manuel and Lila, desperately searched to find a way to help their son. Through the persistent prayers of Victor’s mother and the ministry of David Wilkerson, Victor’s parents realized that a faith-based rehabilitation program was their last chance to rescue their son. After a series of personal tragedies, Victor experienced a life-altering encounter with the Lord that changed everything. In this companion book to the award-winning movie of the same name, Victor Torres himself takes you through his journey, from tragedy to triumph, a living example of the power of redemptive freedom found only in Christ.

It s Time to Pray

It s Time to Pray
Author: Carter Conlon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781629995830
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Charisma Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Foreword by Eric Metaxas. Prayers activate God's power and God's power changes everything. This book will help you understand how prayer is vital to your life, your community, and the world. It will challenge you to make prayer more than a moment and instead make it a lifestyle.

Beyond the Cross and the Switchblade

Beyond the Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 143
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004515602
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Release: 1976
Editor: Jove Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Keeping the Cross Central

Keeping the Cross Central
Author: Don Wilkerson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780768459784
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Release: 2021-04-01
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teen Challenge, also known as Adult and Teen Challenge, was founded as an evangelistic outreach to drug addicts in Brooklyn, New York City. As a holistic Christian ministry with the life- changing message of the gospel, this faith-based rehabilitation program was created with the vision that God can redeem the whole person, starting on day one of the program. This unique approach has produced success rates of over 70% for those who complete the rehabilitation program. However, as Teen Challenge has grown worldwide, with over 1,400+ centers in 129 countries, some centers are now turning to secular methods in order to access government funding. As co-founder of Teen Challenge, Don Wilkerson raises a warning flag on this mission drift: the power of the Cross, which brings about a changed life, must be the priority in treating drug addiction; if the Cross is not central to the mission of any Teen Challenge center, then it is not worthy of using the name “Teen Challenge.” The ministry must never lose its vision and focus in bringing men and women to Christ—through the gospel and discipleship—and stay faithful to the original mission which the founders stood upon.

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade
Author: David Wilkerson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310248293
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Release: 2002-05
Editor: Zondervan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The tortured face of a young killer, one of seven boys on trial for a brutal murder, started country preacher David Wilkerson on his lonely crusade to the most dangerous streets in the world. Violent gangs ruled by warlords, drug pushers and pimps held the streets of New York's ghettoes in an iron grip. It was into this world that David Wilkerson stepped, armed only with the simple message of God's love and the promise of the Holy Spirit's power. Then the miracles began to happen... The Cross and the Switchblade is one of the most inspiring and challenging true stories of all time. It has sold millions of copies throughout the world and has been made into a feature film.