One of the most beloved writers of our time, Oswald Chambers is best known for his devotional My Utmost for His Highest. A timeless classic read by millions every day around the world, this devotional has had a profound influence on the Christian walk of countless believers since it was first published in 1927.
If you've read and appreciated the devotional, you owe it to yourself to explore Chambers' full-length essays and books. They are just as penetrating, substantial and insightful as the shorter pieces, but the author is able to develop his themes more completely.
This collection brings together 24 of Chambers' best full-length works on topics ranging from prayer to sin, from lessons on suffering to meditations on the Holy Spirit. Chambers' words pierce through apathy and laziness, challenging the reader to grow in the Christian disciplines rather than stagnate. As a former professor of philosophy and YMCA chaplain, his words appeal powerfully both to the intellect and to the heart.
The legacy of Oswald Chambers goes far beyond one book; in this collection you will accompany a Christian saint to a feast on the riches of God's word.
Excerpted from Who's Who in Christian History
CHAMBERS, OSWALD (1874–1917)
Lecturer, missionary, and preacher of the “deeper life”
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the fourth son of a Baptist preacher, Chambers was converted under the preaching of Charles Spurgeon. At age twenty–seven he underwent a second spiritual crisis which he described as baptism in the Holy Spirit. Chambers studied art in London and Edinburgh but abandoned a promising career to train at Dunoon College for the Baptist ministry.
Most of the public ministry of Oswald Chambers was with the Pentecostal League of Prayer, especially after the League’s founder, Howard Hooker, died in 1909. Chambers visited “Holiness” camps in the United States and Japan before becoming principal of the Bible Training College, Clapham Common, London (1911–1915). With his wife (Gertrude Hobbs) and daughter, he ministered to British troops in Egypt, where a sudden illness ended his life. More than forty titles of Chambers’s works have been published posthumously. The most popular, My Utmost for His Highest, is a compilation of talks Chambers delivered at the Bible Training College and at YMCA huts in Egypt.