Item description for Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz & Jamie Buckingham...
Overview The Cross and the Switchblade¿Dave Wilkerson's best-selling dramatic book first introduced millions of readers to Nicky Cruz. He was a warlord of a vicious New York City gang, an experienced thief and mugger, and a hardened and violent street criminal¿all before he reached 18.
Run Baby Run is the story of his desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life.
Community Description Dave Wilkerson's bestselling dramatic book, "The Cross and the Switchblade," first introduced millions of readers to Nicky Cruz. He was a warlord of a vicious New York City gang, an experienced thief and mugger, and a hardened and violent street criminal - all before he reached 18. Run Baby Run is the story of his desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1988
Publisher Bridge-Logos Publishers
ISBN 0882706306 ISBN13 9780882706306
Availability 0 units.
More About Nicky Cruz & Jamie Buckingham
Nicky Cruz is the best-selling author of several books, including the all-time Christian classic, Run Baby Run, Satan on the Loose, The Lonely Now, Lonely But Never Alone, and Where Were You When I Was Hurting? Nicky's rise to prominence began when, at age nineteen, he was saved from a life of drugs, violence, and street gangs in the ghettos of New York City. His story is chronicled in the classic book and full-length film, The Cross and the Switchblade. Nicky lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information, visit www.nickycruz.org. Frank Martin is the author of The Kid-Friendly Dad and War in the Pews, and a frequent collaborator, having written books with Mike Trout, Bill McCartney, Dr. O.S. Hawkins, and Robert Schuller. He also serves as primary writer for Dr. James Dobson in his "Focus on the Family Commentary" radio and television spots. Frank lives in Colorado Springs.
Reviews - What do customers think about Run Baby Run?
Great Story However Dated. Jan 19, 2005
Kinda like the West Side Story. They use to knuckle up and had some bravery and honor. Cowards just shoot today. A great testimony of the Life Saving changing power of God who became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ.
A truly inspiring true life story Dec 9, 2004
My older sister told me this book changed the way she looked at everything as a teenager, so I got it from her. On the first page I was hooked, and I couldn't put it down. This book combines heart-pounding suspense with the revelation of God's love for ALL of his children. It also shows how even a little man can go and do the impossible, like the pastor that saved Nicky Cruz. This is one of the best books i have ever read, and I do not say that lightly. I strongly recommend it for any christian.
Great book! Jun 27, 2004
I read this book when I was a teenager (I'm almost fify now). Since I haven't reread it, I can't remember many of the details of the book. However, I do remember this book greatly impacted me in three ways. One, it showed why young people join a gang. Two, it showed how brutal gang life is. Three, it showed how Jesus can transform anyone, even a hardened gang member, if he or she will only ask Him to come into their heart. I believe everyone will benefit from reading Nicky's story.
Inspiring and heartbreaking... very emotional Sep 18, 2003
I have read the novel Run Baby Run 3 or more times and it has really moved me and I recommend this book to all my friends and my boyfriend. It is amazing how God can change someones life so dramatically. I would love to go to one of Nicky Cruz's ministries sometime in the future and actually meet the man who has made a dramastic change in my life.
Not your usual "Ugly Duckling" story!!! Dec 26, 2002
This is the kind of book we need to give to our teenagers today. They can relate in the realest way possible. The pressures of peers, drugs, sex, the macho attitude, and lonliness. It tells of a boy and many others who just want someone to love them. It tells of how God uses other people to help these teenagers see that they are truly NOT alone. God loves them, no matter what crimes they've committed, or what kind of darkness is in their heads and hearts. Nicky Cruz shares his life with us in the most open way. He helps you see how his life was transformed from one of gang life to a wonderful life with a wife, children, and a mission to help other who were just like him. I highly recommend it. Even if you don't believe in God or His awesome power, you will still be able to relate to Nicky. I guarantee you'll be rooting for him and will feel joy in his life-changing moments. He is truly a man touched by God.