In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon audiobook

In His Steps

By Charles M. Sheldon
Read by Lloyd James

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One hundred years ago Christians read Charles Sheldon’s In His Steps with runaway enthusiasm. Sheldon’s story traces the account of the fictional Reverend Maxwell who challenges himself and his congregation to constantly ask, “What would Jesus do?” This question puts all of life’s circumstances in a new light. Those characters in Sheldon’s book who take the challenge of this question seriously live dramatically changed lives. // But a changed life responding to Jesus’ example of compassion and grace does not always make things easier. People in Sheldon’s story learn that acting like Jesus can alienate others who prefer status quo comfort and social respectability. The real challenge of the question, “What would Jesus do?” is not the initial fervor it evokes but the sustained devotion it can produce.

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One hundred years ago Christians read Charles Sheldon’s In His Steps with runaway enthusiasm. Sheldon’s story traces the account of the fictional Reverend Maxwell who challenges himself and his congregation to constantly ask, “What would Jesus do?” This question puts all of life’s circumstances in a new light. Those characters in Sheldon’s book who take the challenge of this question seriously live dramatically changed lives. // But a changed life responding to Jesus’ example of compassion and grace does not always make things easier. People in Sheldon’s story learn that acting like Jesus can alienate others who prefer status quo comfort and social respectability. The real challenge of the question, “What would Jesus do?” is not the initial fervor it evokes but the sustained devotion it can produce.

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Author Bio: Charles M. Sheldon

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English