In His Steps Author:Charles Sheldon What does it mean to be a Christian? For the first time in their lives a minister and his parish are forced to consider the question and its consequences. — This extraordinary novel explores the lives of the Revered Henry Maxwell and five of his most influential parishoners as they embark upon a year-long experience in Christianity. Each has prom... more »ised to conduct his life according to one simple questions: "What would Jesus do"
A newspaper empire, a college presidency, a huge inheritance, a brilliant opera career and a passionate love affair hang in the balance as each of these people pursues his uprecedented search for a meaningful faith.
In His Steps is a compelling story of what happens when "people with everything" accept a challenge that may leave them with nothing.
What's at stake?
Is the gamble worth the risk?
These people learn the answer - and so have millions of readers throughout the world.
This is a review by Gerald Khoo :
Ever wondered where the phrase "What would Jesus do?" came from? It began from this book. Despite today seeing many WWJD products around, reading this book brings us to the very heart of not only how the phrase came about, but also what that phrase really means.
This book was first written as a series of unusual sermons that was a continued story, one chapter to be given out each week about what happened in the lives of various persons with different backgrounds and vocations, but all applied WWJD to every decision they made. Charles Sheldon was the author, and he was the pastor of Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, and this series began in June 1896.
One of the amazing things about this book is that despite it being written over 100 years ago, the story still applies to this very day. As you read it, you will find not so much that you travel back to 1896, but it feels like it was written for today. What would Jesus do if He were you?
This book challenges the reader to consider the question "What Would Jesus Do?" in every decision in life. It tells of different persons who after taking an oath to do that began to bear their cross as a Christian, but at the same time experience the Spirit's work in their lives and through their lives. Though it is a story written by Sheldon, it could very well have been a real life story as well« less