Thursday, November 30, 2017

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


 About the Book
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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This book makes me want to re-read My Utmost For His Highest. I found this book about Mrs. Oswald Chambers to be very in depth and interesting. At times I think the author could have made it a little less textbook like because at times it was just facts upon facts. I enjoy reading biographies and this one was pretty good. I didn't know anything about either Chambers and this gave a glimpse into their lives. I enjoyed the added pictures, they added to the visual . If you like biographies you will enjoy this book. If biographies are difficult for you to read, this might not be the book for you.

Four stars.

"I received this book from Baker Books for free. All opinions are my own."

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