I highly recommend to you the book, In His Steps, by Charles M. Sheldon. According to the forward (written in 1935), the book (written in 1896) has had more circulation than any other book except the bible.
Why do I like the book? Because it has affected me deeply, and I find now, after reading it for the third time (and I will read it again) that I need to investigate by a personal bible study what it means to me to follow in His steps. In fact, I have already begun my study and will present it in a future blog post.
I don’t want to tell you too much about the book—I don’t want to ruin it for you in case you decide to read it. But overall, it is the dramatic story about a group of people in a church who pledged themselves earnestly for an entire year, not to do anything without first asking themselves the question, “what would Jesus do?”
Well, as it happened in the story, most of the people did in fact carry out their pledge, and wonderful things resulted! And then the second half of the book tells of how news of what happened in this particular city spread to other cities and how they committed themselves to walk in His steps too.
If you decide to read this book it will bring a huge challenge to your daily walk—to live as Jesus lived. Though the story in this book is fictional, I do believe that it could come true if we do as they did.
Great book. I’ve read it a couple of times. Makes you think.
Yes it does. Especially if you are asking yourself that question, “what would Jesus do?”
No matter what your talent, how can I use it for the Lord? Even birds! 🙂
Sounds amazing, it’s being placed on the list!
Oh good. There are modern versions of the book, but I would recommend getting the old original version. For me at least the old version helps to put me in the time period when it was written–in 1896.
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