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

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

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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 Gods 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...

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An Excellent Biography on a Fascinating Man of God!

For a number of years I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and being blessed by "My Utmost for His Highest". While I have been greatly blessed, I knew little of the author other than he served British troops in Egypt as a servant of the YMCA. Thankfully, McCasland has written a most interesting read of Reverand Chambers. Among the areas covered in Chambers' life include: 1. Early life and large family he belonged to - parents and siblings. 2. How and when he came to Christ. 3. His education at various schools. 4. Marriage to his beloved "Biddy" and enjoying his daughter Kathleen. 5. His service for the YMCA and other Christian-related organizations. 6. Ministry to British troops in Egypt during WWI. 7. Many travels and friends he made throughout his life. 8. Circumstances leading up to his death at the early age of 43. The book was so well-written and detailed about Chambers' life that I have grown to respect and appreciate the man even more. I (in addition to many others I'm sure) am also deeply grateful for his wife Biddy's efforts to publish many of his addresses to the British troops that ultimately resulted in the devotion "My Utmost for His Highest". Read and enjoy the book and come to appreciate Reverand Chambers even more! Highly recommended.

A worthy read, a noble life

After reading Chambers' word daily for the previous three years, I had already been changed by the man's insights into the God's Word and the disciple's walk. As Richard Halverson (former Chaplain of the United States Senate) said of My Utmost for His Highest, "No book except the Bible has influenced my walk with Christ at such deep and maturing levels." When I began to read what I thought would simply be a pleasantly uplifting and inspiring life story of a man I already admired, I did not imagine how much McCasland's biography would enrich my appreciation of Chambers' words and life. The book is quite well written, and was most certainly enjoyable, but it provided far more enriching rewards. The details of Chambers' life and thinking that McCasland's work painted became a context which greatly deepens the significance of Chambers' writing - especially My Utmost for His Highest. Provided with Chambers' background, upbrinning, struggles, failings, loves, sacrifices, ambitions, convictions, conversations, correspondences and more, his own writing has led me to even deeper appreciation and understanding of the walk of a faithful servant of Christ. I am still astounded that he died at my own age - how could such a young man come to know the Lord and the yoke of service so well in such a short time?! I am grateful that McCasland went on to relate the story of Biddy, Oswald's widow, and her incredible faithfulness to the work that Oswald was unable to continue. I have already purchased and given away several copies of Abandoned to God, and will continue to recommend and share it. McCasland has done more than simply told the story of a man, he has revealed and shared a noble life with us. In summation, I must say that this book has become my favorite biography, and has probably made more difference in my life than any other I have read. Thank you, David McCasland!

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God

This book was easy to read, very informative, and showed the very human side of a most spiritually minded man. I loved the little details that built the overall picture of who Oswald Chambers was as a man. It showed that he was flawed and weak just as we all are, but showed his sincerity and integrity before God. His life resembles in so many ways that great King David, who is known in the Scriptures as "a man after Gods own heart."After reading his inspired "My Utmost For His Highest" daily for over 20 years, it was so rewarding to read of the man behind one of the most loved devotional books ever written.

Not to be missed!

I finished reading this book about a month ago. It is the best biography I have ever read! I knew that I liked Oswald Chambers already, but now I can say I love him. What a man of God he was. What depth, compassion, heart he had. He was so wise, yet not a highbrow know-it-all. His poetry is intriguing and very thought provoking. What he wrote as a teenager is completely amazing and I was in awe of his talent and gift so well written about in this book. Many thanks to David McCasland for his thorough, dedicated research,and diligent effort to provide us a reference to one of the greatest, most inspiring men of God who ever walked this earth. Buy it soon. Read it sooner. You won't be sorry. You'll be altered! susie melkus
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