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My Utmost For His Highest - A Book Review

Oswald Chambers writes in his book My Utmost For His Highest, “Shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only--My Utmost for His Highest. I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone.”

In order to build a relationship, we must have regular contact with the person with which we desire the relationship. It is that way with building a relationship with Jesus Christ. In order to change the direction of my life and to keep it focused on Jesus, I require daily contact with Him through His word, found in the Bible and other devotional writings.

My first daily devotional was from the book My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Mr. Chambers’ writings caused me to reach for the deeper meaning of following Christ and had a great spiritual impact on my life.
Each devotion takes less than ten minutes to read, but contains spiritual secrets worth pondering for a lifetime.

Born in 1874 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Oswald Chambers wrote this book, which became one of Christianity’s greatest, without knowing it.
A gifted artist early in life, his future was assured by a scholarship to the leading art centers of Europe. But, after being won to Christ, the pull was so strong that he declined the scholarship and enrolled in Dunoon Bible Training College. He went on to conduct Bible teaching ministries in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan. In World War I, he ministered as a YMCA chaplain to Australian and New Zealand troops preparing for action in the Middle East. There he died in 1917 following surgery for a ruptured appendix and was buried in Cairo under a headstone bearing the words of
Luke 11:13

His widow, Gertrude Hobbs, compiled his many manuscripts, notes, lectures, and sermons into the classic My Utmost for His Highest, a book that has been in print since 1935 and still challenges Christians to this day.

Beginning January 1st with the stating of the apostle Paul’s goal for his life.
Philippians 1:20

Oswald Chambers leads the reader day by day to an understanding of how scripture relates to daily living, ending December 31st with the security for today and for tomorrow and the expectation of our reward.

If you are looking for daily inspiration, there is no better time to acquire this book and be ready to start the New Year.

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