Recommended for ages 16+
Our story begins one Friday morning when an unemployed man knocks at the door of Rev. Henry Maxwell while he is preparing for that
Sunday’s sermon. Maxwell listens briefly to the man’s plea before brushing him aside and closing the door. The same man then appears
in church at the end of the Sunday sermon, where he quietly but frankly confronts the congregation. “I’m not complaining; just stating
facts,” he says, about their lack of compassion for people like him in the community. Upon finishing his address to the congregation
he collapses only to die a few days later.
That next Sunday, Henry Maxwell, deeply moved by the events of the past week, presents a challenge to his congregation: “Do not do
anything without first asking, ‘What would Jesus do?’”
In His Steps has sold more than 30,000,000 copies, and ranks as one of the best-selling books of all time.
Author: Charles M. Sheldon