Happy Launch Day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Forgive me, but I must say, “Happy launch day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers!”

After four years of research and two years of writing, countless blog posts, discussions, and amazing serendipities, the book finally arrives.

We’re celebrating and I hope you’ll join us.

(Many of my loved ones are rejoicing I may finally move on to a different topic . . .)

My long-suffering husband is just as happy as I am.

She’s here.

Mrs. Oswald Chambers launch day, thank you, Baker Books, Oswald Chambers, writing and researching, joy, Kathleen Chambers, Wheaton College, David McCasland

 

 

Launch Day fun

What’s a celebration without gifts, laughter and joy?

I’m giving away five copies of Mrs. Oswald Chambers and the grand prize–a basket of My Utmost for His Highest related products.

Here’s the raffle:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners will be drawn on Monday, October 23 and announced on my Tuesday blog, October 24.

And if you live in Sonoma County, consider joining us for the official launch party on Sunday, October 22. Send a message through my contacts and we’ll tell you where!

Baker Books provides a gift prologue and chapter

What’s the book like?

Baker Books is allowing me to share the prologue and first chapter, to give you a taste of Mrs. Oswald Chambers.

Here’s the page where you can find the link.

Here’s the link itself:  Opening chapters.

I discuss the book on Dottin’ The I.

What does an early reader think? See this review by Tammy Doiel.

Enjoy!

Biddy Chambers interview, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Zeitoun, Egypt, World War I, Anzac troops, My Utmost for His HIghest, Kathleen Chambers

Also– this week in Chicago

If all this excitement isn’t enough, I’ll be at at Wheaton College on Friday, October 20 to attend My Utmost: A Century of Devotion; The Life and Legacy of Oswald Chambers

Designed to celebrate and acknowledge Oswald Chambers 100 years after his death, it also will highlight the 90th anniversary of My Utmost for His Highest‘s publication.

I will be one of four panelists, including Oswald Chambers’s biographer David McCasland; Macy Halford, author of My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir and Harold Myra, editor emeritus of Christianity Today.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello.My Utmost a Century of Devotions: The Life and Legacy of Oswald Chambers

Details here.

Thanks to all. Rejoice with me on this happy launch day!

 

 

 

 

 

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