BEWARE, Each page of this book has been prayed over by the author! He has asked that the struggles of doubt shared here will help others in their doubts, that his heartbreak over rejected teens will show how God can use heartbreak. And Wilkerson's prayers, as this book demonstrates are often answered in remarkable ways. Wilkerson's outreach to gangs in new York led to the development of Teen Challenge, a ministry that today has inner-city residential and crisis counseling centers in more than 70 countries. Its Christian discipleship program has restored hope to tens of thousands of men and women with drug or alcohol addiction.
The Cross and the Switchblade has sold more than 15 million copies and has been translated into 35 languages. After almost forty years, Wilkerson's story continues to inspire renewed faith in God's ability to overcome problems that even the most determined human efforts cannot resolve.