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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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The Revivalist and Oswald Chambers

Revivalist

Oswald Chambers first published articles in The Revivalist and Bible Advocate magazine in 1907. The magazine, which is still in print, ran a special edition about Oswald Chambers in January-February 2017. It’s packed with beautiful photos and information. You can read it here. Why an American magazine? Oswald first met editors of The Revivalist magazine during his […]

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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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How I Read My Utmost for His Highest

My Utmost

I’ve been reading My Utmost for His Highest since before the turn of the century. This is how I use it. As a Devotional I’d never used a devotional book before I opened My Utmost for His Highest. I’ve written about Christian devotionals here, including a bit of history. Devotional writers generally take a passage […]

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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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