But Did You Read the Book? #5

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The Cross and the Switchblade adapted for the screen in 1970 (see the full movie here)

7 comments:

Dwight said...

Ha! My parents left this around the house when I was growing up and of course I read it (I read everything). For a long time it was my mental picture of life in the big city.

swac said...

I read the comic book!

http://www.christianknightcomics.com/downloads-spire-comics-the-cross-and-the-switchblade-pastor-david-wilkerson-1972.htm

Jonathan Walker said...

I have read this book too. It was still very popular among evangelical circles in the 80s.

Howdy said...

This was a mandatory read in the Repent Ye Misguided Young Sinners Bible Class at my Southern Baptists Church. Made you appreciate reading the book of Lamentations.

Ryan Sarnowski said...

I did not know there was a comic book and ad I known I would have guessed it would look more like Jack Chick than Archie.

swac said...

The Spire comics aren't nearly as extreme as Jack Chick, but it is a bit weird to have Archie and his gang shilling for the Lord. No different than having D.C. superheroes fighting evil for the reward of Hostess baked goods, I suppose.

Johnny said...

Read it....its what forced me into a life of crime.