The astonishing true story of Wilkerson's outreach to New York teens trapped by drugs and gangs.
Gang-fighters! Drug addicts. Teenage runaways and prostitutes! The toughest and most hopeless kids that New York's ghettos had to offer. Then a young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills arrived on their turf and began preaching a message of renewal, miracles, and God's love. This is one of the century's great true stories. Over 14 million copies in print!
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A very inspiring true account of many set free by the power of the Holy Spirit when there is no earthly hope. And how God can lead those who follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to reach those who they seemingly have nothing in common with.
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Paul Michael did a great job narrating it. His character voices were just right; not too extreme, but enough of a change to add to the story.
As a believer, I found the stories of God's love and power changing lives inspiring. My guess would be that even if you don't follow Jesus, you would be touched by the compassion of the main characters and the power of love to change lives.
There were three or four spots I found myself tearing up because of the scene.
I can't recommend this book enough. It was so inspiring and challenging. And a very easy listen, thanks to the writing and narration.
The down to earth way of the preacher makes him relatable. He is honest about his fears and unbelief at events. He does a great job describing all the people he meets, specifically gang members and his experiences with them.
It does get slow around the 5 hour mark when he talks about the organization that he created. It picks up again about 30-45 minutes to the end.
A great book, very good narration with very touching stories to go with it. You will not be disappointed in this book. Heartfelt funny and uplifting. I could have listened to this book in one sitting. Great way to spend your time.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Not only is the content of the book excellent but the reader does an amazing job in his delivery. I highly recommend this book and it will impact your heart.
Yes. Adventurous read that tells a true test of faith & following God's lead in a courageous way
It's awesome listening to this knowing that it's true and factual.
The reading was very well done with all the accents and good feeling behind it all.
A great listen.
I listened to this a few weeks ago, on the recommendation of a speaker whose opinion I respect.
The autobiography is about a small town preacher who follows the holy spirits urging (os so we must assume) and follows that urging to New York city. After some humiliating attempts to ensconce himself in a public trial, and bring the testimony of Jesus Christ to some murdering gang members, he eventually moves to the Big City. He starts to actually help lost children find meaning and purpose, and for some he helps to find God.
Often times the tone of the book struck me as holier-than-thou, or of a false humility, but I hesitate somewhat to say that, because I may be wrong. What he actually did was brave, and certainly much needed. His wife and child(ren) were so secondary while all this was happening that I wondered about his priorities a little bit, but put it down as secondary to the story he was relating.
I actually learned a lot about heroin addiction from this book, and how rare it is for someone to conquer this particular habit, so strong is it. I am glad I read it, but would not like to do it again. somewhat dated in feeling, I think this took place in the 50's or 60's.
faith works love
How the author continually had success when he stepped back and let things happen.
cried through many parts
I loved the risks that David Wilkerson described.
When he was humiliated at the trial and how it lead to so much.
I think most Christians know about this story a little bit, and have seen some of the more "odd" things that David Wilkerson has said and done over the years, and it might give you doubt, but don't let it! His story of how God moved was truly incredible. It really changed how I see serving the Lord.
"God is Awesome!"
This is an amazing story of David Wilkerson and how he was lead by God to work with the young people of New York City who were caught up in Street Gangs, Prostitution and Drugs. Amazingly it relates to instances that happened 40 years ago but (sadly) could easily relate to life in the 21st Century.
With God and the help of the love, care and spiritual support of ordinary people these youngsters have had their lives turned around - this book is inspiring and uplifting. The organisation that was founded to help these young people, Teen Challenge, is still operating today all around the world.
Sadly David Wilkerson died in a car accident in April of this year but his vision still lives on!
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