In Sheldon's challenging novel about Christian living, a small group of Christians undertakes an experiment.
They will ask: "What would Jesus do?" in every situation.
Deeply shaken by the apprearance of a mysterious stranger in town and his impassioned pleas for the poor and downtrodden, the minister and five influential parishoners begin a year-long experience in Christianity.
Each has resolved to conduct his life according to the precepts of Christ, applying His behavior to their own lives.