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An Oswald Chambers Bibliography

A bibliography is a list of books related to a subject, usually used while writing a book.

While writing my biography, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I reviewed many of these books and websites.

Given all the information below, why read my book?

Mrs. Oswald Chambers provides insights into the hows and whys of My Utmost for His Highest. It gives a domestic view of Oswald Chambers’ life.

In my book,  we learn how God used a woman to accomplish extraordinary tasks in complicated and  difficult situations.

Biddy’s life can provide insight for modern Christians. She took shocking risks to ensure the availability of Oswald’s books and teachings.

Not to mention surviving two World Wars and a headstrong teenager.

I accessed countless archival materials, read innumerable books about the times and Googled so much, they got tired of me.

In addition to the bibliography below, I spent months searching  Ancestry.com‘s data banks and researched countless websites.

Here’s my list of Oswald Chambers-related published material.

Bibliography–Oswald’s Books and My Utmost for His Highest

The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers. Published by Discovery House, 2000.

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This enormous book, just shy of 1500 pages, contains all of Oswald Chambers’ works.

Each book in the volume includes publishing information by Chambers’ biographer David McCasland.

My copy also included a DVD of an interview McCasland did with Kathleen Chambers in 1991.

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Published by Discovery House, most recently in 2017.

The devotional that has never been out of print in 90 years, edited by Biddy Chambers. I’ve written about it innumerable times, but here, here and here are basic blog posts.

A Daily Companion to My Utmost for His Highest by Drs. Jed and Cecilie Macosko. Published by Discovery House, 2014.

This is an excellent resource for people wanting more insight into the daily readings found in My Utmost for His Highest. 

The Macoskos provide background, insight, questions and encouragement for folks trying to puzzle out what each days’ reading means. I wrote blog posts about this book here and here.

Utmost Ongoing: Reflections on the Legacy of Oswald Chambers by assorted writers (including me). Published by Discovery House, 2017.

27 essays on select readings from My Utmost for His Highest. I wrote about August 28: “What’s the Good of Prayer?” Essayists include Macy Halford, Jed and Cecilie Macosko, Patricia Raybon and Joni Eareckson Tada. I found the essays moving, uplifting and encouraging.

Bibliography–Biography

Oswald Chambers: His Life and Work.

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Biddy put together this biography in 1933. It includes remembrances of Oswald, stories of his youth and excerpts from his diaries. While the book ran through three editions in 1933, 1938 and 1955, it is out of print.

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God by David McCasland. Published by Discovery House, 1993.

The gold standard biography of Chambers. McCasland wrote a comprehensive and interesting book. I’ve read it several times and recommend it to anyone interested in Oswald Chambers.

Searching for Mrs. Oswald Chambers by Martha Christian. Published by Tyndale House, 2008.

The author had access to Kathleen Chambers. Unfortunately, Oswald and Biddy’s only child died before Christian completed the book. Readers can learn some things about Biddy, but information is thin and sometimes incorrect.

Oswald Chambers: An Unbribed Soul by D. L. Lambert. Published through the Oswald Chambers Publications Association, 1968.

Lambert knew Chambers well and wrote this book after Biddy’s death. It’s a fine overview and not long. Unfortunately out of print.

My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir by Macy Halford. Published by Knopf, 2017

This beautifully written memoir tells of Halford’s love for My Utmost for His Highest. It’s  about what she learned about herself, Oswald and the devotional. I wrote about My Utmost here.

Oswald Chambers: A Life in Pictures by Paul Kent. Published by Discovery House, 2017.

A beautiful book illustrated by many gorgeous photos. I saw pictures I hadn’t seen before. Bonus: I’m mentioned in the bibliography!

Bibliography Websites

My Utmost for His Highest is posted every day at www.utmost.org in both the classic edition and an updated format (updated by James Reiman).

You can Bibliography, Oswald Chambers, Abandoned to God, Biddy Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, what books did Oswald Chambers write?follow My Utmost for His Highest on Twitter at @myutmost

Themes from My Utmost for His Highest  by Dr. Ken Boa

We received this CD from the Breakpoint Great Books series in 2007.  On this CD, Dr. Boa discusses 16 main themes in My Utmost for His Highest. We gain insight every time we listen to it.

Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd.  This non-profit group began in 1934 to assist Biddy Chambers in publishing Oswald’s work. The website features a fine video that covers Oswald’s life.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for this, Michelle! Our local library is pretty small, but they love to do interlibrary loans, so I can keep them busy for a spell.

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  2. Michelle Ule

     /  December 22, 2017

    The same to you, Andrew!

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