This week we are going to begin In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon. This book is sooooo good!!! I read it last year just for fun. In fact, it was a gift from Kari Saunders (<3 I miss her).
What does it really mean to be a Christian? In His Steps was the first to ask “What would Jesus do? and quickly became one of the best-selling books of all times. A classic Christian novel. “I want volunteers from First Church who will pledge themselves, earnestly and honestly, for an entire year; not to do anything without first asking the question, ‘What would Jesus do?'” The town Reverend never dreamed that among those who responded would be the most influential members of his congregation. Together they pledged themselves to a new step of faith that would change, not just a handful of people, but an entire town-for good.
Not only will this book deepen your understanding of what it was like to live during this time period, it will also challenge your walk with God, and possibly change your life.
Our curriculum wants us to read it in one week, but that is ridiculous.
Go ahead and read Chapters 1-12 (page 5-124). I know that is a lot of pages, but just thank me that I didn’t say to read it all this week. What will work in your favor is that it is very easy to read, so it won’t take as long as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Please plan on reading at least 30-40 pages a day.
You will also need to get back to work in your grammar books; the sooner you finish, the sooner you’re done. And we will have some new journals this week. Yay!
Other than that, make sure you bring your books to class on Friday with “Brandi Notes” (I will check).
Your extra credit assignment (the Ray Comfort Video) will be due NEXT Friday. It is a good way to give your grade some cushion this semester.
I am also assigning some projects this week.
Start working on them now!!! 🙂
- The Short Story Project (Notes due this Friday, Rough Draft due February 20, Final Draft Due February 27)
- The Quote Yourself Project (Due February 27)
- The Vocabulary Video Project (To Be Announced)