Charles M. Sheldon, a Congregational minister and author of the classic novel In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?
, challenged his congregation with this very question in 1896. But it was an impassioned plea from a mysterious stranger that stirred several members into action. Their intertwining stories, first published as a serial and then as an inspirational novel, prompted readers everywhere to explore and reflect upon how to apply Christian ethics toward solving social issues such as injustice, crime, and poverty. Featuring a new foreword by pastor, author, and popular blogger John Pavlovitz, this classic, soul-stirring novel continues to speak to modern readers.