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Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman behind the World's Bestselling Devotional

Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman behind the World's Bestselling Devotional

by Michelle Ule

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Among Christian devotional works, My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest, with more than 13 million copies sold. But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers's most famous work was not published until ten years after his death. The remarkable person behind its compilation and publication was his wife, Biddy. And her story of living her utmost for God's highest is one without parallel.

Bestselling novelist Michelle Ule brings Biddy's story to life as she traces her upbringing in Victorian England to her experiences in a WWI YMCA camp in Egypt. Readers will marvel at this young woman's strength as she returns to post-war Britain a destitute widow with a toddler in tow. Refusing personal payment, Biddy proceeds to publish not just My Utmost for His Highest, but also 29 other books with her husband's name on the covers. All the while she raises a child alone, provides hospitality to a never-ending stream of visitors and missionaries, and nearly loses everything in the London Blitz during WWII.

The inspiring story of a devoted woman ahead of her times will quickly become a favorite of those who love true stories of overcoming incredible odds, making a life out of nothing, and serving God's kingdom.

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ISBN-13: 9781493406968
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 801,065
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

Bestselling novelist Michelle Ule has read My Utmost for His Highest as her daily devotional every year since 1999. Trained as a newspaper reporter, she blogs regularly on Chambers, travel, and spiritual topics, and has taught women's Bible studies for 30 years. She lives in Northern California. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Prologue: Faith and Experience (November 13, 1908) 9

1 Discovering Divine Designs: 1883-1907 13

2 The Spontaneity of Love: 1907-8 25

3 The Secret of the Lord: 1908-10 33

4 Building for Eternity: 1911-12 42

5 Vision: 1913 55

6 The Baffling Call of God: 1914-15 67

7 The Undetected Sacredness of Circumstances: 1915 79

8 The Determination to Serve: 1916 91

9 The Destitution of Service: 1916 102

10 The Teaching of Adversity: 1917 114

11 What Is That to Thee? November 1917 125

12 The Fires of Sorrow: 1918 149

13 Sublime Intimacy: 1919-20 161

14 Isn't There Some Misunderstanding? 1921-29 174

15 The Worker's Ruling Passion: 1929-39 188

16 The Teaching of Adversity: 1939-46 200

17 Yes-But …! 1946-60 211

18 Undaunted Radiance: 1961-66 218

Acknowledgments 225

Appendix: Biddy Chambers and the Writing of My Utmost for His Highest, 1924-27 229

Notes 235

Bibliography 249

About the Author 251

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