Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship Inc., 1968. First Edition. Small Octavo. (13.5 cm.) 55 pp. Pictorial wrappers with two-color graphic on front and photograph of author on verso. Verso with what appears to be a stain is more than likely a printing enigma. Spine with some small tearing and loss of two letters to title but else bright and tight and unmarked. Item #97
"This idea that marijuana is harmless hooks a lot of suckers." - David Wilkerson
Street Evangelist, David Wilkerson, was already famously known as the co-author of "The Cross and the Switchblade" by the time he decided to publish this neat little book on the evils of drug use. "What Every Teenager Should Know About Drugs" is designed as a free hand-out. Wilkerson was the founder of "Teen Challenge", an addiction recovery program in Brooklyn that used the traditions of Evangelicalism, which include prayer, conversion and especially, activism. This smartly marketed pamphlet, designed in the ecstatic style of the late 1960s and early 1970s would have certainly captured the attention of a modern teen who may or may not have been convinced by the heavy proselytizing within the pages. This is a scarce find in such great condition and an interesting example of the reaction to 1960s street and drug scene.