The Cross and the Switchblade

Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515090253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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The dramatic and inspiring true story of a small town minister called to help inner city kids everyone else believed were beyond hope... David Wilkerson was just a young preacher in the Pennsylvania hills when he was stunned by a new calling from God: go to New York City to speak to seven young gang members on trial for murder. But something much greater was to come. Once in New York, David was inspired to stay for a lifetime of helping troubled teenagers get free of drugs and crime. With the word of God in his ears, he founded an inner-city ministry still known as the Teen Challenge to change their paths and alter thousands of lives forever.

The Cross and the Switchblade

Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 080079446X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 5784


Presents 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

Author: David Wilkerson,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9780800798796

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 5633


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.

Catholics in the Movies

Author: Colleen McDannell

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195306562

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 377

View: 5263


The common admission that "everything I know about religion I learned from the movies" is true for believers as much as for unbelievers. And at the movies, Catholicism is the American religion. As an intensely visual faith with a well-defined ritual and authority structure, Catholicism lends itself to the drama and pageantry of film. Beginning with the silent era of film and ending with movies today, eleven prominent scholars explore how Catholic characters, spaces, and rituals are represented in cinema.

You Can Begin Again

Author: Alisha Lance

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 160477455X

Category: Religion

Page: 438

View: 1974


With vulnerability and integrity, Lance speaks clearly to women from all walks of life, bringing them credible hope that lights the way to faith, miracles, and a fulfilling life. (Motivation)

Keeping the Cross Central

Author: Don Wilkerson

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768459788

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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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 Christthrough the gospel and discipleshipand stay faithful to the original mission which the founders stood upon.

The Lost Sheep: How I Got (and Am Still Getting) Over the Hump

Author: Sabra Robinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411637275

Category:

Page: 391

View: 1919


PREFER PREACHINESS? DESIRE CONSERVATIVENESS? WANT TO LAUGH? WANT TO CRY? Check out Volume One in The Lost Sheep series and hear the Voices of Restoration The Voices of Restoration project is proud to announce its new 'down-to-the-bone' inspirational anthology The Lost Sheep: How I Got (and am still getting) Over the Hump. PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF GOD'S RESTORATION AFTER DOUBTING HIS PURPOSE, THE CHURCH, AND HUMAN EXISTENCE. The The Lost Sheep is a semi-annual inspirational book series featuring compilations of true stories, poems, scriptures and illustrations of God's restoration by everyday people. These testimonials are meant to assist those individuals in the area of restoration. Remember, getting over the hump in difficult times takes initiative. Obtaining restoration takes God. Following God's plan has its rewards. So listen to Him today and be restored VISIT WWW.VOICESOFRESTORATION.COM TODAY

Samson and the Pirate Monks

Author: Nate Larkin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418577693

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1596


With no-holds-barred honesty and poignant storytelling, Nate Larkin introduces a model of community and friendship that is reinvigorating men's ministry across the country, a model he calls The Samson Society. Too many men see the biblical hero Samson as their model for manhood--a rugged individualist of the highest order. Yet, Samson's solitary successes were eventually overcome by moral weaknesses. Larkin, through the story of his own past and the stories of those in The Samson Society, offers a radical, refreshing alternative.