Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
He wrote a chilling autobiography (Run Baby
Run) of his violent, hate-fueled youth—and powerful, love-driven conversion—it has made a
lasting impact on generations spanning over 4 decades! From hate, power and survival to
forgiveness and redemption, this journey with Nicky into the streets of his past is one you
don’t want to miss! Over 8 million copies have been sold in the United States alone. Millions
more in over 40 languages have been sold worldwide. In fact, Nicky’s story is required
reading in many European schools. Find out why this story is so powerful!
Born in 1941, Nicky Cruz was only 3-1/2 years old when
his heart turned to stone. As one of 18 children born to witchcraft-practicing parents from
Puerto Rico, bloodshed and mayhem were common occurrences in his life. He suffered severe
physical and mental abuse at their hands, at one time being declared the "Son of Satan" by
his mother while she was in a spiritual trance.
When he was
15, Nicky's father sent him to visit an older brother in New York. Nicky didn't stay with his
brother long. Instead, full of anger and rage, he chose to make it on his own. Tough, but lonely, by age 16 he became a member of the notorious
Brooklyn street gang known as the Mau Maus (named after a bloodthirsty African tribe). Within six
months he became their president. Cruz fearlessly ruled the streets as warlord of one of the gangs
most dreaded by rivals and the police. Lost in the cycle of drugs, alcohol, and brutal violence, his
life took a tragic turn for the worse after a friend and fellow gang member was horribly stabbed
and beaten and died in Nicky's arms.
As Cruz' reputation grew, so did his haunting
nightmares. Arrested countless times, a court-ordered psychiatrist pronounced Nicky's fate as
"headed to prison, the electric chair, and hell."
No authority figure could reach Cruz — until he
met a skinny street-preacher named David Wilkerson. He disarmed Nicky — showing him something
he'd never known before: Relentless love. His interest in the young thug was persistent.
Nicky beat him up, spit on him and, on one occasion, seriously threatened his life…yet the
love of God remained — stronger than any adversary Nicky had ever
Finally, Wilkerson's presentation of the gospel
message and the love of Jesus melted the thick walls of his heart. Nicky received the
forgiveness, love and new life that can only come through Jesus. Since then, he has dedicated
that life to helping others find the same freedom, becoming an evangelist...becoming a
legend, preaching to multitudes -- as many as 50,000 at one time. He went from gang leader to
evangelist in just four years. [his web site] [his testimony] The autobiography is Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz and
Jamie Buckingham, 1968 & later editions. Nicky lives in Colorado.
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You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now