Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Cross and the Switchblade


Author: David Wilkerson
Genre: Missions, evangelism, conversion
Series: I believe there is a sequel, but it's not a technical series.
Number in series: It would be the first.
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9.5
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 226
Time period: 1940's, I think! Though really, in a way, it could be now.
Main characters: David
Exciting events: Gangs and what they do! Sad...
My overall opinion: This is an amazingly moving book, that really reminded me of Child of the City, though it was different. Very moving, I really think you should read it! It's sure to impact you. A little more about the story. Okay. This man named David is called to go and work with the teens in the gangs of New York. It's life-changing to read how he encountered near death and worked with the teens who were on serious drugs and would kill without a second thought. It's ... amazing.

2 comments:

Jemimah C. said...

I have this book but I didn't read it yet. And because of your review, maybe I'll read it soon.

Charity U said...

Yes, Jemimah, do! It's very powerful. I felt really inadequate (sp?) trying to describe it.