Monday, December 6, 2010

WWJD-What Would Jesus Do?

For years I always thought that the "WWJD" got it's start from yellow wrist bands. However, I've learned that the acronym actually comes from a book published in the late 19th century by American Congregationalist minister, Charles Sheldon, In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do. The book takes place in the town of Raymond and focuses on the Rev. Henry Maxwell who challenges his congregation to not do anything for a full year without first asking, "What would Jesus do?" In His Steps has sold more than 30,000,000 copies and is ranked 39th best-selling book of all time.

Joseph Nasser took the book and reworked for a modern audience and produced it into a wonderful movie featuring John Schneider. I had the chance to talk with Joseph about the movie and what it took to make the classic book for today's audience. To listen click here or scroll down.

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