All posts tagged Abandoned to God

Privacy and the Biographer

How does a biographer deal with privacy issues? As in, what if you stumble on something intimate, do you share or do you shield? Or perhaps, side-step? What would you do if you found a comment like this by your subject’s only child: “She was always very hesitant, you see, I mean a lot of […]

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8 Favorite Christian Biographies

I love biographies. As a newly-minted biographer, surely I have some favorite Christian biographies? Of course. While some of these books slide between biography and memoir, they’ve all been important in my spiritual development. (See this post for the difference between biography and memoir). Here’s a short list in alphabetical order, of eight favorites and […]

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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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Why Write a Biography of Biddy Chambers?

Biddy Chambers

As I’ve spent the better part of the last two years researching and writing a biography of Biddy Chambers, I’ve often been asked why? Or, who was she? People who know of or have read My Utmost for His Highest usually nod when I mention Biddy was Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Often their eyebrows rise when I […]

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Oswald Chambers and Thoughts on War

Oswald Chambers thoughts on war, war, Devil, sin, David McCasland, Jesus, Disciples, fear, panic, WWI, My Utmost for his Highest

I wrote a novel set during The Great War which affected my thoughts on war. How should we see war? How should we react? What is war? Oswald Chambers, a noted Bible teacher in the years leading up to World War I, had interesting insights which bear examination. He believed elements of war are inevitable, as recorded […]

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