In His Steps: A Dramatic Adaptation of the Story

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This book had a profoundly positive impact on my life when I first read it in 1991. So much so that I spend the last ten years writing a "sequel" (if I may) or a "continuation" of this powerful, spirit-inspired book.
Based on the ups and downs of my 17-years as a Christian pastor, my book "In His Very Steps: What Does the Bible Say?" is my humble effort to encourage Christians to return to the cornerstone of our faith -- the Bible, and at the same time, call non-Christians to accept the good-news message of Jesus Christ. I do this by telling the story of a transient family who stumbles into the city of Kingston in search of a new beginning. Unfortunately, the residents and the city's, and it's prominent minister, are too busy to provide her the help she and her children desperately need. Mistakes are made -- sins are realized, and in the end, the lives of an entire community are forever changed.
"In His Very Steps: What Does the Bible Say?" is scheduled for release next week (late October/early November 2011). I hope you will find it in your heart to help me spread the word about this work and the possibility it offers to advancing the Kingdom of God. To learn more, please visit my blog at www.ihvsbooks.com or visit me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InHisVerySteps.
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Page 9 - JESUS, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow Thee ; Naked, poor, despised, forsaken, Thou, from hence, my All shalt be.
Page 10 - It seems to me there's an awful lot of trouble in the world that somehow wouldn't exist if all the people who sing such songs went and lived them out. I suppose I don't understand. But what would Jesus do?
Page 9 - Do you mean that you are suffering and denying yourselves and trying to save lost suffering humanity just as I understand Jesus did? What do you mean by it? I see the ragged edge of things a good deal. I understand there are more than five hundred men in this city in my case.
Page 10 - ... the churches, thousands of them, I mean, die in tenements and walk the streets for jobs, and never have a piano or a picture in the house, and grow up in misery and drunkenness and sin...
Page 9 - I've tramped through this city for three days trying to find a job; and in all that time I've not had a word of sympathy or comfort except from your minister here, who said he was sorry for me and hoped I would find a job somewhere. I suppose it is because you get so imposed on by the professional tramp that you have lost your interest in any other sort.
Page 9 - I'm not complaining, am I? Just stating facts. But I was wondering, as I sat there under- the gallery, if what you call following Jesus is the same thing as what he taught. What die1 he mean when he said, 'Follow me?
Page 9 - The minister said," here the man turned about and looked up at the pulpit, "that it is necessary for the disciple of Jesus to follow His steps, and he said the steps are 'obedience, faith, love and imitation.' But I did not hear him tell you just what he meant that to mean, especially the last step. What do you Christians mean by following the steps of Jesus? "I've tramped through this city for three days trying to find a job; and in all that time I've not had a word of sympathy or comfort except...
Page 9 - He put the question as naturally as if the whole congregation had been a small Bible class. He paused just a moment and coughed painfully. Then he went on. "I lost my job ten months ago. I am a printer by trade. The new linotype machines are beautiful specimens of invention, but I know six men who have killed themselves inside of the year just on account of those machines. Of course I don't blame the newspapers for getting the machines. Meanwhile, what can a man do? I know I never learned but the...
Page 22 - ... good many of the tenements. A member of a church was the owner of the one where my wife died, and I have wondered if following Jesus all the way was true in his case. I heard some people singing at a church prayer meeting the other night, 'All for Jesus, all for Jesus; All my being's ransomed powers; All my thoughts and all my doings, All my days and all my hours;' and I kept wondering as I sat on the steps outside just what they meant by it.
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