Run Baby Run Book Review

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I have never been to the New York, but after I had read the autobiography of Nicky Cruz, it brought me back to the 1950s when Nicky Cruz was the leader of one of the most feared gangs in New York – The Mau Maus. From the moment he was born, he was unloved and unwanted. He moved to New York because his parents did not want him to stay. There he became a violent and intolerable teenager until he was encountered by a preacher, and turned into a follower of Christ.Nicky’s life began so tough, being rejected by his parents: “No not mine… Son of Satan. Child of Devil… Get away from me… Away! Away!” Nicky was then sent to New York to live with his older brother Frank. He despised Frank and school, and set out to the streets of New York. New York at this time was filled with gangs who patrolled their streets and teenagers would join gangs so they would feel safe, protected or just because they wanted to get away from home. Nicky joined the Mau Maus. They were a fierce gang in which other gangs were afraid of. They fought other gangs and killed many young men. They robbed pedestrians, smoked and took drugs. “Nicky… Obviously, you don’t have anyone to love you – and you don’t love anyone either… You’re sick.”Nicky Cruz’s life was on the downhill. He had neither love nor, anybody to really care about him, until he met the preacher from Pennsylvania, David Wilkerson. Wilkerson showed that there is a way out of his mess. He said to Nicky that Jesus loved him. It shocked Nicky to find that someone he never knew loved him. Life began to change from then on. He started to attend services, and started to pray. Cruz would then later attend a Bible Institute in La Puente, California. There, Nicky learnt about the teachings of Christ and his love for us. He traveled back to New York and began preaching to his former gang. Some repented to Jesus, some didn’t. Nicky was then married to a colleague at the Bible Institute/Centre named Gloria, in his mid twenties. The couple kept following Christ and kept preaching, as we hear about the drug addicts, and no-hopes who convert to Christianity.Nicky Cruz wasn’t the only reason why I was moved by this book but the preacher David Wilkerson. His hard efforts and his never-say-die attitude to help corrupted people like Nicky know of God and hear of...

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