I am Christian and I saw the production of The Cross and The Switchblade, came home and ordered this book.
I read this book in a few hours after receiving if from play.com ... i could not put it down!!! It is an amazing story and so amazing and inspiring!! It definately made a mark on my heart, and just shows how real God is, if someone like Nicky Cruz can completely change for him, Nicky was one of the toughest gang leaders in NY, nothing phased him, but his heart was completely changed by God !!!
BUY IT, even if your not Christian...it is AWESOME!!!! end of.
also....LOOK OUT FOR THE UPCOMING MOVIE!!!!!!!