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Beyond the Cross and the Switchblade

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SPANISH EDITION. The adventures continue with some of the characters seen in The Cross and The Switchblade. We also see some of the challenges faced by the author in his ministry.
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Published February 1st 1983 by Jove Books (first published January 1st 1974)
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Anthony Venn-Brown
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Quaint, touching and authentic as a mid 20th century Pente preacher could get.

Beyond the Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson (1974) is quaint. People would have one of two reactions reading this. They will either think David Wilkerson is a fool or they will be impressed by the simplicity, almost naivety, of his faith and his consuming passion to reach young people where they were at.

Wilkerson was a product of his time and culture as is often revealed in his beliefs and reactions. He is
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another David Wilkerson book, for my annual heart strings reading. You know a book with all the feels.
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I don't remember much of the Cross and the Switchblade as it was a long time ago but I'm sure most people my age have heard of it and the story of Nicki Cruz . It was around the same time I was introduced to the Charismatic movement at age 14.

I didn't see the movie unfortunately either, with Pat Boone, but I did like the hit song 'You Light Up My Life' recorded by Debbie Boone . It was on the radio quite a bit in the 70's. *sigh

This book is basically an update on David Wilkersons life and missio
Charity U
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING sequel to The Cross and the Switchblade. Highly recommended and a must read.
Sue Sammons
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Again Read this when I was at school, was a good follow on from the Cross and the Switchblade.
Must read again!
Amy Mosbacher
Nov 02, 2015 rated it liked it
It was good, very inspiring. It was nice to find out what happened with some of the kids from the first book. I didn't agree with some of the theology, but aside from that it was a good read.
John Mellody
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Talks of nicky's conversion to become a minister and a horoud story about ants disguising themselves as an attack on his purity. He hasn't failed just lying on an ant hill
James Langston
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
The power to save ... heal ... deliver ... and set free from the bondages of sin is still found at the Foot of the Cross!
Jeanie Riviere
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An interesting and inspirational read by a good writer. The movie did not do the book justice.
If you have loved ones who are on the wrong road (to hell) this book is benefical.
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