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One of the best-selling books of all time and an inspirational classic, this 1896 phenomenon popularized the question "What would Jesus do?" American minister CHARLES MONROE SHELDON (1857-1946) was renowned as a preacher more concerned with practical perspectives on living a moral life than on other rarefied theological matters removed from the experiences of ordinary Christians. It was in this novel that many of his own sermons came together in fictional form, through one Reverend Henry Maxwell, of the imaginary Eastern town of Raymond, who inspires his congregation to let the question "What would Jesus do?" guide their actions. Those seeking a virtuous path through everyday life continue to turn to this beloved book even today, more than a century after it was written. It remains a comfort to the soul for readers the world over.