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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,767 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles M. Sheldon Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781455169658
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“What Would Jesus Do?” Here is the book that originally inspired this popular and highly important question, a bestselling phenomenon that continues to inspire Christians everywhere. It is the soul-stirring novel of men and women torn between their faith and the demands, compulsions, and temptations of life.

Dr. Henry Maxwell, respected pastor of the First Church of Raymond, struggles with the idea that Christian discipleship demands more than mental assent. He suggests an electrifying challenge to his congregation: to preface every action with the question: What would Jesus do in this situation if he were me? This is the moving, dramatic story of a handful of Americans—a newspaper editor, a college president, a railroad executive, a pastor, a singer, a writer, a wealthy philanthropist—who pledge to walk in “the steps of Jesus.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Round | 2/16/2014

    " I can't put this book down. My pastor recommended it in one of his sermons and is the basis for the saying, "What would Jesus do?" Can't wait to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/18/2014

    " What a good reminder to truly practice the golden rule. In this fictional town, after an encounter with a sincere homeless man, the people were challenged to live each day, make decisions as Jesus would have. Although far-fetched, it is a challenge to the reader. Being over 100 years past the era, it was a good reminder of how simple selfishness really is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana B | 1/17/2014

    " This was a difficult read for me. I DID like how I was forced to consider my commitment to Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/11/2014

    " This book made me wonder who our world might look if we ask ourselves that question, "What would Jesus do?" in every situation of our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Acarrawa | 1/9/2014

    " Very interesting. Easy to read. "In His Steps" is the most challenging book I have read in some time. It is a must-read for the serious Christian disciple. This book describes very aptly the American/Western Church of today. The Church as a whole needs to revisit this classic and to return to the values it teaches. As a result of this book and some others I've read recently, I am currently wresting with the question of "What would Jesus have ME to do?" I highly recommend "In His Steps". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/22/2013

    " Very thought provoking story. Approaches the christian duty from the appealing viewpoint of a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail Rasmussen | 12/19/2013

    " I read this book when I was 11 years old. Though there is nothing inappropriate in it for a young child, an older child would gain more from this book. This is a good one to go along with family or individual daily devotions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeeAnn | 11/6/2013

    " This was a thought-provoking book, creating a What if . . . scenario in my own mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adriel | 10/31/2013

    " Funny to thin so many people have heard of 'what would Jesus do?' But not this book which is so inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Almeida | 10/25/2013

    " Read this in high school, great book! Keeps you thinking about what Jesus would do before acting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 10/8/2013

    " This is a neat book. It inspires you to see what you can do for others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandy | 10/6/2013

    " This book is considered a Christian classic, but I just did not see what the big deal was. Why should it be so astonishing for Christ's followers to actually act like Him? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity | 8/20/2013

    " Very poignant and well written. The author never forgot his purpose for writing and yet was able to complete the stories of his characters in a very satisfying way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl | 6/9/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books. The original source of What Would Jesus Do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Zittle | 4/10/2012

    " Awesome story....when people asked themselves, what would Jesus do in this situation...it changed their entire lives! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamra | 3/25/2012

    " Good message, but not the best writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/3/2012

    " Such a great reminder of how I really want to live my life and be with my family "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cimuchowski | 11/10/2011

    " Before the bracklets, I like the first half but the last half seemed to lose mometeum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger Clausen | 9/29/2011

    " I found this book years ago in a stack of books I inherited from my great grandfather and fell in love with it! This is where the phrase, "What would Jesus do?" originated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giju Abraham | 8/17/2011

    " Great book, that will make you as 'What would Jesus do' when you have to make a decision. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/4/2011

    " Awesome book! Inspires you to live up to the challenge: What would Jesus do? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 7/6/2011

    " A classic of sorts. A familiar scenario that kept this reader intrigued to the end. A "prequel" perhaps to Warren's 40 day plan. I really like this book and has powerful lessons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 6/24/2011

    " A fictional account but very well written. It drew me in and put me in the place of the characters asking myself what I would do in their shoes. It was challenging to read in the sense that it challenged me. I look forward to coming back to it again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akrcurran | 6/12/2011

    " This was one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 4/7/2011

    " I have actually read this before for a Christian Ethics class, but I am currently re-reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/9/2011

    " very much worth reading...as a Christian, I have a new conviction regarding entering into the suffering of mankind for Christ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letty Preston | 2/6/2011

    " One of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read. Also an easy read because it has a great storyline and complex, fascinating characters, as well as being startling well-written for it's genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giju Mathew | 1/22/2011

    " Great book, that will make you as 'What would Jesus do' when you have to make a decision. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 1/19/2011

    " This book offers a tremendous challenge to us as the Christian church to stop living simply in comfort but to instead live our lives as Jesus would. It is no telling how powerful such a challenge could be in the church today if we were willing to live it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/28/2010

    " Dated, but still a wonderful read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 12/9/2010

    " This is a life-changing book. It really makes you think about your daily actions and if they are in line with God's will. What would Jesus do? I think everyone should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/6/2010

    " The concept of the book was great, but it was a little repetitive on its theme to get rid of saloons so at times the book bogged down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 11/17/2010

    " One of my top ten! Charles Sheldon wrote this novel many years ago to help us think about 'what would Jesus do?' A little group in a small town church decide to take on the challenge and live daily asking themselves that question in every situation... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/11/2010

    " Interesting book. It's hard to get through the whole thing because it gets repetitive. But the first 100 pages are definitely interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bkbeatty | 11/10/2010

    " This book came to me by way of my institute director as a christmas gift. It has impacted me forever. I thought I was converted to Christ before, but this book brought about huge change in my heart. "

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About the Author
Author Charles M. Sheldon

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.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.