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Overview Though he was a world-famous author and missionary, little has been known about Oswald Chambers---until now! David McCasland's definitive biography of a man who considered himself completely Abandoned to God reveals the fascinating stories behind the beloved author of My Utmost for His Highest. Once you see how this godly man practiced the principles he preached so eloquently, you'll be ready to give your utmost for Christ!
Oswald Chambers was born in Scotland and spent much of his boyhood there. His ministry of teaching and preaching took him for a time to the United States and Japan. The last six years of his life were spent as principal of the Bible Training College in London, and as chaplain to British Commonwealth troops in Egypt during World War I. After his death, at age 43, the books that bear his name were compiled by his wife from her own verbatim shorthand notes of his talks.
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Studio: Discovery House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
Publisher Discovery House Publishers
Series Oswald Chambers Library
ISBN 1572930500 ISBN13 9781572930506
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More About David McCasland
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was born in Scotland and spent much of his boyhood there. His ministry of teaching and preaching took him for a time to the United States and Japan. The last six years of his life were spent as principal of the Bible Training College in London, and as a chaplain to British Commonwealth troops in Egypt during World War l. After his death, the books which bear his name were compiled by his wife from her own verbatim shorthand notes of his talks.
David McCasland is a writer whose research for this book took him to the scenes of Oswald Chambers' life and ministry throughout Britain, the United States, and Egypt. David and his wife, Luann, have four daughters and live in Colorado.
David McCasland currently resides in Liberty Hill, in the state of Texas.
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Abandoned To God, The life story of Oswald Chambers Jun 23, 2008
A wonderful read on one of the most outstanding christians in history. Our Heart Group which meets in our home each week has truly been blessed by reading about this great christian man ( author, preacher, teacher, statesman, and more ). Trust that others might receive the same blessing by the reading of this book.
An Excellent Biography on a Fascinating Man of God! Apr 14, 2007
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.
Prayer Answered By Crosses Mar 22, 2007
John Newton wrote a poem with the above title.
Mr. McCasland has written a very readable biography of a true man of God. In every chapter following the first, the reader walks with Chambers throughout his spiritual growth. Our Lord has told his followers that life will not be easy as a disciple and 'OC' is a shining example of living the life of faith--real faith unlike today where many so-called people of God have replaced faith with conservatism or patriotism or judicial capitalism.
From the 6th and last stanzas of Newton:
Lord, why is this, I trembling cry'd. Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death? "Tis in this way," the Lord reply'd. "I answer pray'r for grace and faith.
"These inward trials I employ, "From self and pride to set thee free; "And break thy schemes of earthly joy, "That thou mayst seek thy all in me."
The school of Christ involves learning the basics of the Christian faith but that is NOT the end. Be of good cheer, because when Jesus says he is their with us in our trials, he really means it! In the life of 'OC,' we know and believe this is true.
Truly Inspired and Detailed Mar 12, 2007
Thank you David McCasland for your biography of a true disciple of Christ. If only we still had Oswald Chambers! I loved this book. I would have loved to have met Biddy Chambers as well. Such inspired lives they had!
The Life Story of A Man Dedicated to God's Service Feb 8, 2007
Most people are familiar with My Utmost for His Highest, one of the great classic devotionals. But few are familiar with the man, Oswald Chambers. Oswald Chambers was originally from Scotland, formed a Bible College in England, and eventually went to Egypt where he served as a chaplain for WWI servicemen. He left this earth at a very young age. The marvelous thing is that Chambers had a wife who trained to be a transcriptionist. Her earthly ambition was to be the transcriptionist for the Prime Minister of England, but when she met and married Oswald Chambers, she began transcribing his words from his many teachings at the Bible College and to the servicemen. My Utmost for His Highest was published a year after his death, after Mrs. Chambers gathered together some of the gems of his teachings in one volume. Many more books followed over the years. Oswald Chambers would surely not be remembered today, if not for the partnership and labor of his wife. This book is wonderfully written as it tells the marvelous story of one man who dedicated his life to God's service...and whose words are treasured today because of his wife's gift of transcribing his words.