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Hardcover What Would Jesus Do?: An Adaptation for Children of Charles M. Sheldon's in His Steps Book

ISBN: 0945564058

ISBN13: 9780945564058

What Would Jesus Do?: An Adaptation for Children of Charles M. Sheldon's in His Steps

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Claire, Bill, and even Parson Henry discover that asking themselves, "What would Jesus do?" helps them live better lives.

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Timeless and Up-to-Date

A re-write of his great-Grandfather's timeless classic, "In His Steps" first published In 1896, this story stands solidly beside one of the simplest, yet most life-changing works of fiction ever written. I dragged my heels for months before reading this, because I had the very intense feeling that nobody should tamper with the original. Yet this has brought the original home to new generations of readers, losing almost nothing in the transition -- a task I would have thought impossible. The question posed in the original book has launched several generations of reechoing "What Would Jesus Do?" In this re-write by great-grandson, Garrett Sheldon, the story remains true to the original and just as life-changing. The very simplicity of the story has blinded some to the depth of the message, but after more than 107 years and 50,000,000 copies of the original and now with updated examples and characters it continues to rank among the best books ever written.

Great book - very challenging

This is a great retelling - in a contemporary setting - of "In His Steps." This book helps you see the blessings and the sacrifices involved in truly following Jesus. This book challenges the reader to strive for a better walk with Christ - something all of us should hope for.I have read this book in different settings a number of times in the past, but I am now going to have our church youth group read through it. I expect it will challenge each of them to not just be a Christian, but to "do" Christianity. We are called to not just be hearers of the word, but doers. (James 1) This book helps challenge you to be a doer.

Great Kids' Activity!

This was a wonderful way to have lots of fun with the kids!If your tired of all the Santa stuff, this is definately refreshing. The kit includes a story, (laminated so dirty handsdon't hurt), all the cookie cutters for the Christmas story, and a laminated stable. My kids loved decorating the cookies, and itwas a wonderful way to share again the wonderful story of the birth of Christ. Great gift idea as well!!

"In His Steps"--Todays English Version.

Mr. Sheldon's Grandfather's book is a classic of Christian fiction, but dated. In it, the main evil in town is "The Saloon," and a girl shows great character by withstanding the temptation to go to the big city and become an opera singer. Still, its central message is very important and needs to be communicated to Christians, especially our children. "WWJD" does a great job of taking the message of "In His Steps," and making it relevant to today's kids. Instead of the opera, the girl's temptation is Hollywood and a role in a titillating action film. Drugs replace "The Saloon." Furthermore, "In His Steps" did not depict a concerted backlash against the minister by more stodgy members of his congregation. "WWJD" acknowledges this as an inevitability. All in all, a fine update of a wonderful story. I recommend that Christian families with teens should read this book together and have a round table discussion after every few chapters. It is thought provoking and challenges the Christian reader. For younger teens (middle school), "The Experiment" by Todd Temple runs in a similar vein.
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