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Macy Halford: My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

Halford Baffled

My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir by Macy Halford was published February 7, 2017. It’s the first new book on Oswald Chambers in more than two years. (Drs. Jed and Cecile Macosko published A Daily Companion to My Utmost for His Highest in late 2014). I devoured the memoir in three nights and enjoyed it a great deal. I’ve […]

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Mr. & Mrs Luther in Fact and Fiction

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther have been the subject of two important books in the last year. The first, Luther and Katharina: a Novel of Love and Rebellion by Jody Hedlund, won last year’s Christy Award for the best historical fiction of the year. It’s a novel, therefore it’s fiction. The second came out in January 2017: […]

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Shorthand and Oswald Chambers

Shorthand, or stenography, is the key to all the works of Oswald Chambers. Why? Because all his books were the result of his wife Biddy “taking down” everythingi he said in his lectures. She then turned those notes into the 30 books, including My Utmost for His Highest, that make up the Oswald Chambers canon. […]

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Playing Poohsticks and Raising Children

“Let’s visit the bridge and play Poohsticks,” I suggested to my husband. We were out for a walk after nearly a week of monsoon rain in Northern California. We could hear the seasonal creek rushing from two blocks away. “That creek won’t be high enough,” my husband laughed. But we peered over the barrier anyway. It reminded […]

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Why I Learned So Much About Biddy Chambers

Why do I know so much about Biddy Chambers? Other than the fact I wrote her biography? Two years ago I finished writing another book in which Biddy plays a major role–and in writing that novel, I became intrigued by her. Biddy and Oswald Chambers were “marquee” characters–real life people who moved through a story I created. […]

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