Run, Baby, Run

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This is the thrilling story of Nicky Cruz's desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life on the streets of New York City.

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User Review  - D Hutchins -

We are fans of Nicky Cruz! Years ago we gave away our copy of Run Baby Run, so bought a new one for our 9 yr. old daughter to read. She enjoyed reading The Cross and the Switchblade, and is enjoying ... Read full review

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User Review  - balinger -

Im a Christian grandmother giving this to a young teen grandson. His dad read this and The Cross and The Switchblade when he was a teen. Its an amazing story a true one. I always read the books before my son read them so Id know what was in them and then we could discuss them. Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Nicky Cruz was born in Puerto Rico, one of 18 children. Both his parents were spiritualists who made their living contacting spirits of the dead. They accused him of being evil, rejecting him when he was 15 years old and sending him to New York to live with his brother. There, he joined a gang called the Mau Maus, soon becoming its president. He then encountered David Wilkerson, a street evangelist, who introduced Cruz to Christianity. Cruz changed his life and enrolled in a Bible college in La Puente, California. When he graduated, he took a job as director of Teen Challenge in Brooklyn, N.Y. He also leads what he calls "T.R.U.C.E. (To Reach Urban Children Everywhere) invasions" in an effort to reach out to inner-city youth. His best known book is his autobiography, Run Baby Run, which details his metamorphosis from a gang leader to a Christian. His life was also the subject of David Wilkerson's book, The Cross and the Switchblade, which was made into a movie starring Lawrence Fishburne, Erik Estrada, and Pat Boone. Cruz has also written Code Blue: Urgent Care for the American Youth Emergency, a work that details the problems in America's inner cities and proposes a plan of action to solve these problems.

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