One of the current catch phrases we hear today is "What would Jesus do?"
We hear it so often, and usually meant flippantly, and we have, or at least I have, pretty much tuned it out. I thought it was a new idiom, something dreamed up as "this years sales gimmick" when I first started hearing it. I recently discovered it actually was being used over 100 years ago.
I have stumbled across the book In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon written in 1896. It brought me to tears!
It is a study, written as a novel, of what the potential changes and costs, are to actually living every day with the thought "What would Jesus do?"
It starts with a pastor in a very wealthy, complacent, social christian (small c intended) church, who asked himself, and then his church, to start every day by asking themselves that question. It has profound results.
I understand the book is still listed among the all time top best sellers.
You can get it from Amazon as an ebook for free, I paid .99 from Barnes and Noble. I totally recommend it