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Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God: The Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God: The Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest

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Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God: The Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest


by David McCasland | Sept. 1, 1998


What do you know about the man behind the popular devotional My Utmost for His Highest? Trace the life of Oswald Chambers from his boyhood in Scotland through an astounding journey of faith and trust in God's provision. From the United Kingdom to a YMCA training camp in Egypt during World War I, Chambers was a man utterly devoted to God and to sharing the timeless wisdom of the Bible with others. Discover a remarkable story, and find inspiration for your walk with Christ.


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God, winner of the Evangelical Christian Publishers' Association Gold Medallion for biography.

"Oswald Chambers was a man for all time. His mind was the mind of Christ and so his words are compelling because they  reflect the thoughts of our Savior. I am not the first to say that no book outside the Bible has influenced me as much as My Utmost for His Highest. In David McCasland's book we have, at last, the story of this remarkable man's life and how, having honored God, God is now honoring him with the only fame that really matters." Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist

"Whoever has read or heard about My Utmost for His Highest must buy and read this book from cover to cover. Your tears will flow, your heart will be moved, the Holy Spirit will speak a word of peace, and your Christian life will never be the same." Harold Lindsell, Editor Emeritus, Christianity Today

"So many millions of us have read his words, been deepened by his prayers, been brought before God by his writing. And now we get to know him. I had no idea what a magnificent life was present behind these marvelous words. Oswald Chambers' writing is validated in detail after detail by his life." Eugene H. Peterson, James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College

"If you are one of those who know and love Oswald Chambers' famous book of devotional readings, My Utmost for His Highest--edited and published by his faithful widow, "Biddy" in the late 1920s--you will want to become intimately acquainted with this giant among Christian devotional writers. This new biography offers you that opportunity." D. James Kennedy, Senior Minister,  Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

"Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God is a magnificent description of how one man sought God and lived out that relationship in the realities of life. It will stimulate you heart to follow God more fully. For years I have used Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest. In this biography I see where that depth of input was born and developed." Jerry E. White, General Director, The Navigators

"My Utmost for His Highest has become an essential part of the process of maturity for countless Christians over many decades, but we have know little about this man of God whose life has meant so much to so many. I welcome David McCasland's contribution, which goes a long way toward showing everyone how contemporary Chambers' writing really are." James Engel, Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Research, and Strategy, Eastern College

About the Author

David McCasland is a contributor to Our Daily Bread and the author of Eric Liddell: Pure Gold and Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God, which won the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion for biography. He and his wife live in Colorado.

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