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Kathleen Chambers, Memories and Me

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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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Whatever Happened to Kathleen Chambers?

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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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Privacy and the Biographer

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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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