A realistic and hard-hitting look at the vast needs of the City and a jubilant celebration of how the gospel of Christ can, and is, meeting those needs, and healing the wounded. Matthew Recker, New York City church planter since 1984, pours out his burden for urban ministry, exhorting believers to hear the cries of the lost in metropolitan areas. Behold the City is a call to arms to the work of soul-winning. A plea for prayer for City dwellers living and lost. A personal testimony of God's protection and provision in the dark heart of the concrete jungle. MATTHEW RECKER grew up in New Jersey not far from New York City. After being set free from an empty life of sin, he was directed of God to return to his home territory with the good news. He currently resides with his wife and family in Queens, N.Y.C., and serves as the Pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in N.Y., N.Y. His ministry also includes a weekly radio broadcast and an outreach work Christ for the Crisis. Christ for the Crisis is a ministry of tract and Scripture distribution and hosting short-term mission groups begun in response to the needs of New Yorkers since the attack of the World Trade Center.