Nicky Cruz


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Nicky was only 3 years old when his heart turned to stone. As one of 18 children born to witchcraft-practicing parents from Puerto Rico, bloodshed and mayhem were common occurrences in his life. He suffered severe physical and mental abuse at their hands, at one time being declared the "Son of Satan" by his mother while she was in a spiritual trance.

When he was 15, Nicky's father sent him to visit an older brother in New York. Nicky didn't stay with his brother long. Instead, full of anger and rage, he chose to make it on his own.

Tough, but lonely, by age 16 he became a member of the notorious Brooklyn street gang known as the Mau Maus (named after a bloodthirsty African tribe). Within six months he became their president. Cruz fearlessly r
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“You can argue with someone's opinion, but you can't argue with their story.”
Nicky Cruz, Devil Has No Mother: Why the Devil Is Worse Than You Think - But God Is Greater

“The church today has somehow lost it’s zeal and desire to release God’s power and Spirit on the world. Somewhere along the way we’ve convinced ourselves that God is content with our devotion, our worship, our acceptance of his grace, our commitment to pray daily and remain faithful in our service to the church. But what we lack, what we’ve lost, is our passion for him and his power in reaching the lost. Where is our belief that he’s truly “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20)?”
Nicky Cruz, One Holy Fire: Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul

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