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Happy Launch Day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Interview, Biddy, biographer, Oswald Chambers, Michelle Ule, David McCasland, Oxford, My Utmost for His Highest, Ancestry.com, Google, writing a biography

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 […]

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What’s the Point of a Big Black Bible?

Big black Bible, why own such a large book? Martin Luther, Lutheran Study Bible, gloss of text, notes at the bottom of the Bible

We own a Big Black Bible. We purchased it a year ago. I’m surprised how much I like it. The connotation, of course, is of an enormous, threatening leather-bound book that could hurt someone. Alas, ours could, but that’s not why I wield it. I read it because of all the notes. It takes a […]

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Kathleen Chambers, Memories and Me

Kathleen Chambers, memories, genealogy, Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, David McCasland, Abandoned to God, research libraries, transcripts, interview

As one of my primary sources, Kathleen Chambers’ memories were vital to the writing of Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Interviewed in 1991 by Oswald Chambers biographer David McCasland, Kathleen told wide-ranging stories of her parents and her life. She was nearly 78 years-old when she talked with McCasland. Her father had been dead for 73 years; her […]

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A Conspiracy of Breath–the Writing of Hebrews?

A Conspiracy of Breath, Latayne C. Scott, Priscilla and Aquila, literary fiction, who wrote the New Testament Book of Hebrews? Priscilla's Letters

I recently savored my friend Latayne Scott’s new novel A Conspiracy of Breath. It provides an interesting answer to the question, “Who wrote the New Testament‘s Book of Hebrews?” Scott believes it may have been a woman named Priscilla–the wife of a man named Aquila. She makes a compelling argument in a beautifully written work […]

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Whatever Happened to Kathleen Chambers?

Kathleen Chambers, Oswald Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Zeitoun, Oswald Chambers' daughter, Was Oswald Chambers' daughter a Christian?

Kathleen Chambers, Oswald and Biddy’s only child, is the subject of many searches on Google. Of course I know what happened to her. It’s all in my book, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, which will be published in October 2017. The little girl who spent crucial years in a WWI camp served as a major source I […]

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