WWJD Christian Bracelets, Wristbands, Books and More
If you are looking for WWJD Christian bracelets, wristbands, books, t-shirts, teddy bears and more, you have come to the right place.
"WWJD?" is the hot topic, the IN - logo, the one that is joining millions of young people together the world over.
While it started out from a Christian movement, indeed the letters stand for "What Jesus Would Do?", it has fast become a symbol of unity, of belonging, and indeed, an anti-establishment symbol against the greed of the world banks at the expense of the poor.
While WWJD bracelets and wristbands are by far the most popular items, you can now buy car stickers, mugs, T-shirts, underwear, baby bibs, lunch-boxes. You name it, WWJD covers it.
Learn too, a little bit about the whole WWJD movement - how it came about, and who coined the phrase.
WWJD logo engraved or printed items are HOT.
And the really nice thing in today consumerist society, is that they are cheap and affordable to all.
WWJD bracelets and wristbands
There are a huge array of WWJD bracelets and wristbands available, and all at very cheap prices, so you can easily afford to buy one for every day of the week, or in different colors to match what you are wearing, or even as gifts or keepsakes for friends.
Bracelets and wristbands are hugely popular, and every youngster wears them.
They offer a sense of 'belonging'; of being part of a group.
This is very important to young people who have not yet found their way in life.
It could also be said that even for non-Christians, the wearing of a WWJD bracelet or wristband would be a constant reminder of how life should be lived, always thinking of others first, and realising that every action has a consequence, and should be carefully thought through beforehand.
It would be impossible to wear something with the WWJD logo, without thinking "What would Jesus do?".
While very little is known of the actual life Jesus led when not performing miracles, it is true to say he spent an inordinate amount of time with prostitutes and even trashed a temple.
Despite that, he is still revered today all over the world.
"In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do" was the title of the original book which started off what was later shortened to WWJD.
Written by Kansas clergyman Charles Sheldon in 1896, it has gone on to become one of the world's best selling books, selling an estimated 30 million copies.
Unfortunately, the reverend Sheldon's publisher forgot to add a copyright, and many other people have legally been able to re-publish the book under their own names, making them a fortune while poor Charles Sheldon and his Congregational church made nothing.
However, his book shaped modern day Christianity in the US, as it forced Christians to think about the consequence of the actions before they did anything.
Hence the question "What would Jesus do?"
And of course that question has led to spin-off phrases, like "What Would Google do?", or "What would Jesus cut?" when talking of the national budget.
Even "What would Jesus Bomb?" or "What would Jesus eat?" have become acceptable political slogans when tied to different theologies.
As you can see there are any number of things engraved or printed with the logo WWJD which should appeal to not just Christians, but to people the world over who perhaps, like the Occupy movement, just want to speak out against all that is wrong in the world.
Most people have a sense of fairness and want to see the eradication of global poverty which has resulted in a very small elite group of bankers getting even richer, filthy rich even, and all on the backs of those who can least afford it.
The Occupy movement has endorsed and embraced not just the "What Jesus would do?" theology, but the shortened WWJD logo which is now stamped over all sorts of merchandise - there as a reminder of what is wrong with the world, and how it could be good again.
The sale of those WWJD products could also be considered capitalist, as the people selling and getting rich from them are not those who thought the idea up.
That was a young woman called Janie Tinklenberg.
Back in 1989, this Holland, Michigan, Christian youth worker decided, after reading again the book by Charles Sheldom, "In His Steps: What would Jesus Do?", to get a local company to print out 300 Christian bracelets stamped with the letters WWJD for short, to assist in a group discussion at the Calvary Reformed Church in her hometown.
She asked each of her group to wear this bracelet for a week, as at that time the wearing of bracelets and wristbands was really taking off.
Demand soon outstripped supply, and hurried orders were placed for more, and more again. Other people with marketing skills jumped in, and soon everyone wanted to wear something with the WWJD logo.
Now, partly due to the global Occupy movement, everyone in the world seems to want to join in, whether Christian or not.
It gives young people a sense of belonging, and of identification with each other. The WWJD bracelets still remain top sellers, but as you see on your right here, there are all sorts of products from baby soothers to T-shirts to car plates selling with the WWJD logo.
What would Jesus do? Would be buy some WWJD bracelets?
if you are thinking of ordering an of the items on this page, stop and ask yourself first "What would Jesus do?"
And you know, He may well have gone ahead and bought something with the WWJD logo on it, because of its potential to bring everybody together.
It brings a powerful message to this generation and the next.
Humans in the past have made a right mess of things with wars and power struggles that are still going on today.
A logo like "WWJD?" is serious and fun, all wrapped up together. Jesus would have liked it.
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