Like many others, I was affected and convicted deeply many years ago by a little novel written in 1896 by Charles Sheldon entitled, In His Steps. In it he imagined how Christians might act differently if, in any given situation, they would ask themselves, “What would Jesus do?” Even today we encounter the “WWJD” thinking. But that novel left a big question in my mind at the time – “How can I really know what Jesus would do?” This led me to the following title which has had an even greater impact on my understanding, life and teaching than In His Steps. It is a book which actually answers in large part the central question raised by In His Steps.
I originally found Me Be Like Jesus?, by Leslie B. Flynn sometime in the late 1970s in a local Christian bookstore. It apparently has a storied history, but it continues to address a need among those of us who want to grasp more fully how to be like our Lord Jesus. It was first published in 1962 in hardcover by Zondervan under the title, The Power of Christlike Living. The paperback was later reprinted numerous times by Victor Books under the title I knew it by: Me Be Like Jesus?Read More