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I am beyond excited to announce this month's book giveaway. Oswald Chambers is a man whose writing and experience have helped to shape so many in their Christian walk and to encourage surrender to the Lord in every area of life. Chamber's devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, has been widely read and has touched the hearts and challenged the souls of countless believers.
I "met" Oswald Chambers when I was about 16 years old. That was the time when the Lord more deeply awakened my heart to spiritual things -- to wanting a very close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, even though I had asked Him into my heart as a young child.
I wanted to know the meaning of surrender -- what it meant to surrender everything to the Lord, to live a life consecrated to Him.
So I asked my mom, who herself possessed a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, how to have a more intimate connection with the Savior.
She gave me a book -- a worn, dog-eared book -- her own copy of My Utmost for his Highest-Chamber's devotional. I treasure it still. I cannot begin to describe the impact that this book has had upon my life. I am forever indebted to my mom for that precious gift and counsel to read Chamber's words. And I am forever grateful to the Lord for leading me to Himself through this man's writings.
I later read Chamber's biography, written by David McCasland. This is a tremendous book, providing the reader with a rich look into the life of a man given completely into the hands of His almighty Father. I know that it will be a blessing to any who read it. I could not help it -- I am also giving away a pocket copy of Chamber's devotional, (compiled by his wife, Biddy) My Utmost for His Highest, as a companion to Chamber's biography. The Lord has used this book so mightily in my own life, and it is a rich treasure of insight and encouragement towards a deeper walk with the Lord Jesus.
The following is taken from the back of Chamber's biography, Abandoned to God:
"Oswald Chambers was a man for all time. His mind was the mind of Christ and so his words are compelling because they reflect the thoughts of our Savior. I am not the first to say that no book outside the Bible has influenced me as much as My Utmost for His Highest. In David McCasland's book we have, at last, the story of this remarkable man's life and how, having honored God, God is now honoring him with the only fame that really matters." Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist
"Whoever has read or heard about My Utmost for His Highest must buy and read this book from cover to cover. Your tears will flow, your heart will be moved, the Holy Spirit will speak a word of peace, and your Christian life will never be the same." Harold Lindsell, Editor Emeritus, Christianity Today
"So many millions of us have read his words, been deepened by his prayers, been brought before God by his writing. And now we get to know him. I had no idea what a magnificent life was present behind these marvelous words. Oswald Chambers' writing is validated in detail after detail by his life." Eugene H. Peterson, James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College
"If you are one of those who know and love Oswald Chambers' famous book of devotional readings, My Utmost for His Highest--edited and published by his faithful widow, "Biddy" in the late 1920s--you will want to become intimately acquainted with this giant among Christian devotional writers.This new biography offers you that opportunity." D. James Kennedy, Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
"Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God is a magnificent description of how one man sought God and lived out that relationship in the realities of life. It will stimulate you heart to follow God more fully. For years I have used Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest. In this biography I see where that depth of input was born and developed." Jerry E. White, General Director, The Navigators
"My Utmost for His Highest has become an essential part of the process of maturity for countless Christians over many decades, but we have know little about this man of God whose life has meant so much to so many. I welcome David McCasland's contribution,which goes a long way toward showing everyone how contemporary Chambers' writing really are." James Engel, Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Research, and Strategy, Eastern College
And now, for the giveaway! :-) Enter below to win a copy of BOTH My Utmost for His Highest (Chambers's devotional) AND Abandoned to God (McCasland's biography):
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