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|Format: Imitation Leather|
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Discovery House
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 7.25 X 5.25 X 1.0 (inches)|
Utmost: Classic Readings and Prayers from Oswald ChambersOswald ChambersDiscovery House / 2012 / Trade Paperback$6.99 Retail:
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Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was born July 24, 1874, in Aberdeen, Scotland. He came into a personal relationship with Jesus as his Savior in his teen years under the ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and studied art and archeology at the University of Edinburgh before answering a call from God to the Christian ministry. He then studied theology at Dunoon College. From 1906-1910 he conducted an itinerant Bible-teaching ministry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
In 1910, Chambers married Gertrude Hobbs. They had one daughter, Kathleen.
In 1911 he founded and became principal of the Bible Training College in Clapham, London, where he lectured until the school was closed in 1915 because of World War I. In October 1915 he sailed for Zeitoun, Egypt (near Cairo), where he ministered to troops from Australia and New Zealand as a YMCA chaplain. He died there November 15, 1917, following surgery for a ruptured appendix.
Although Oswald Chambers wrote only one book, Baffled to Fight Better (since updated and titled Our Ultimate Refuge), more than thirty titles bear his name. Mrs. Chambers, a court stenographer, compiled the rest of her husband's published works from her verbatim shorthand notes. For half a century following her husband's death she labored to give his words to the world. My Utmost For His Highest, his best-known work, has been continuously in print in the United States since 1935 and remains in the top ten titles of the religious book bestseller list with millions of copies in print. It has become a Christian classic.
The Oswald Chambers material is published and licensed exclusively by Discovery House Publishers through arrangement with the Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd.
peggyIndianaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A treasured devotionalJanuary 5, 2018peggyIndianaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have used this as a daily devotional for many years. I decided to treat myself to the hard-back copy after going through 3 paperbacks. I so respect Oswald Chambers' insight and love of Jesus. He challenges us to reach upward and think hard about our relationship to Christ. I will probably need a larger type font the next time I purchase a copy. The brief history of Chambers and his wife was new in this version and the updated edition is my favorite.
Flyfisherman5 Stars Out Of 5FlyfishermanJanuary 3, 2018FlyfishermanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My favorite devotional. This replaced my old Chambers. I like the updated language.
Gpa5 Stars Out Of 5TimelessDecember 30, 2017GpaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Generations have been inspired by this classic. I gave it to all my teenage grandkids. The updated today's language, scripture and subject indexes and the appealing layout make it more useful to a new generation.
JK Turner5 Stars Out Of 5My favorite daily devotionalDecember 27, 2017JK TurnerQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The book was published in 1935 and was based on King James version of the Bible, but there are many options to purchase the devotional with updated language. My edition was edited by James Riemann, who has edited a number of older devotionals. You can find the book in old hardback, or newer paperback for as little as $5 most places, but I purchased the one pictured above, which will cost you about $20, because I'm a sucker for patent leather books.
I've read a number of year long daily devotionals, but I think I have to put this as number one. Which makes my more expensive purchase seem like a good choice, as I will probably come back to this every few years or so. As is typical for daily devotionals, you have all or part of one verse, then a brief mini-sermon that can sometimes be something like a commentary on the selected verse or it will be something a little more practical. Often, Chambers has a point he wants to get across, and the selected verse acts more as a proof text. Most of the verses come from the New Testament, and are concentrated mostly around the Gospels.
I think the pastoral nature of this devotional is what makes it so great. His style of writing, and the points he makes or doctrines discussed read less like they are preached from the pulpit and more like they are being spoken from the pastor directly to you.
I'm a big fan of daily devotionals as it is, because they are a great way to focus your mind before you start your day. Most cane be read in less than five minutes. I read them in the morning, even Spurgeon'sEvening by Evening, after I get dressed before I head out to start my day.
The strength of this book is the constant reminder of your need for Christ, what He has done for you, and how that should effect your daily life; what we should do in response to what He has done. That daily reminder of practical Christian living is what makes this devotional a must read.
Michelle5 Stars Out Of 5InspirationalDecember 4, 2017MichelleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For a small book it is soooooo very powerful!! A definite daily must to keep your mind focused to the heavens!!!
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Q: I cannot see the exerpt on my computer. Is this the updated contemporty version? What is the cover made of? Is it green with a tan binding?
Yes, this features the updated language text. The cover is sea green and tan imitation leather.