When a homeless man confronts the parishioners of First Church of Raymond with their lack of Christ like mercy, the trajectory of their lives is forever changed. Embarrassed and convicted, Pastor Henry Maxwell challenges the congregation to commit to a full year of life beyond Christianity as usual. Before every decision, they will ask themselves one question: What would Jesus do?
But the congregation finds that this is easier said than done, as family strife, politics, and scorned lovers test their resolve-and they soon see how a simple question can cause major ripples far beyond their quiet little church. This classic that has been inspiring and challenging readers to a spiritual adventure for over a century now gets an updated look for a new generation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Charles Monroe Sheldon (1857-1946) was born in Wellsville, New York. After receiving his education at Brown University and Andover Theological Seminary, he founded the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, in 1889. He wrote stories that he often read to his congregation. In 1897 he published his highly popular In His Steps. The book was an instant success and for sixty years remained the largest-selling book in the United States after the Bible, with sales estimated at more than twenty-two million copies worldwide. From 1920 to 1925, he edited the Christian Herald. Some of the journalist conventions he pioneered are commonly used in the American press today.