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The Cross and the Switchblade

Narrated by: Paul Michael
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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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!

©1986 David Wilkerson (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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Incredible. One of the best books I've heard.

Powerful, humbling, heart-breaking and hope-giving. A must listen. You won't regret it. Five stars. Enjoy

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A fantastic story

A very inspiring testimony of how the Holy spirit can change lives, how the Lord will provide for the needs of those who trust in him and pray.
also of Gods live for us all no matter how low we have stooped.

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  • Carole
  • 19-08-2011

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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  • dr Frank
  • 12-06-2011

This book will impact your heart and soul!

Not only is the content of the book excellent but the reader does an amazing job in his delivery. I highly recommend this book and it will impact your heart.

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  • shelly
  • 01-03-2016

Amazing and inspirational true story!!

I couldn't hardly wait to keep listening to this story! It was moving, inspirational, and lit a fire inside of me! Thank you thank you!!

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  • dredadreda
  • 28-05-2015

This what it means to live as Christian

The book is a fine example of what it means when God says "Not by power or by might, but by my spirit."

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  • jennifer
  • 25-01-2013

Very Enjoyable Listen You Won't Be Disappointed

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A great book, very good narration with very touching stories to go with it. You will not be disappointed in this book. Heartfelt funny and uplifting. I could have listened to this book in one sitting. Great way to spend your time.

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  • Emil Lavsen
  • 29-03-2016

Amazing amazing amazing

I read the book many times and it keep getting better and better. It's a must read and I just love it and I can highly recommend it

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  • Tim
  • 14-02-2015

Great book.

I would recommend this book to anyone and have to many. it is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago..... maybe more.

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  • Ben
  • 12-07-2013

I Couldn't "Put it Down"!

Would you listen to The Cross and the Switchblade again? Why?

Paul Michael did a great job narrating it. His character voices were just right; not too extreme, but enough of a change to add to the story.

What did you like best about this story?

As a believer, I found the stories of God's love and power changing lives inspiring. My guess would be that even if you don't follow Jesus, you would be touched by the compassion of the main characters and the power of love to change lives.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were three or four spots I found myself tearing up because of the scene.

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I can't recommend this book enough. It was so inspiring and challenging. And a very easy listen, thanks to the writing and narration.

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  • Rastein
  • 07-03-2013

Informative

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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  • J
  • 09-07-2012

Incredible story of courage & faith

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Adventurous read that tells a true test of faith & following God's lead in a courageous way

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