Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman Behind the World's Bestselling Devotional

Mrs Oswald Chambers The Woman Behind the World s Bestselling Devotional Among Christian devotional works My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest with than million copies sold But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers s most famous

  • Title: Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman Behind the World's Bestselling Devotional
  • Author: Michelle Ule
  • ISBN: 9780801075148
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Among Christian devotional works, My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest, with than 13 million copies sold But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers s most famous work was not published until ten years after his death The remarkable person behind its compilation and publication was his wife, Biddy And her story of living her utmAmong Christian devotional works, My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest, with than 13 million copies sold But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers s most famous work was not published until ten years after his death The remarkable person behind its compilation and publication was his wife, Biddy And her story of living her utmost for God s highest is one without parallel.Bestselling novelist Michelle Ule brings Biddy s story to life as she traces her upbringing in Victorian England to her experiences in a WWI YMCA camp in Egypt Readers will marvel at this young woman s strength as she returns to post war Britain a destitute widow with a toddler in tow Refusing personal payment, Biddy proceeds to publish not just My Utmost for His Highest, but also 29 other books with her husband s name on the covers All the while she raises a child alone, provides hospitality to a never ending stream of visitors and missionaries, and nearly loses everything in the London Blitz during WWII.The inspiring story of a devoted woman ahead of her times will quickly become a favorite of those who love true stories of overcoming incredible odds, making a life out of nothing, and serving God s kingdom.

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    1. What a powerful story! I knew nothing about Biddy Chambers before I read this book, but now -- thanks to Michelle Ule's meticulous research -- I feel as if I've actually met the woman behind Oswald Chambers' writing. Michelle's background as a novelist is evident and turns what could have been a simple recitation of facts into a story that reads almost as easily as a novel. Although I'd planned to read only a chapter a day, the story was so compelling that I found it difficult to put the book do [...]

    2. Hi Everyone! This is my new book, coming out in October! I am so excited for you to read it and hope that you help spread the word about it by adding it to your to-read shelf! :-)

    3. Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman behind the World’s Bestselling Devotional by Michelle Ule is an informative look into the life of Gertrude “Biddy” Chambers. Throughout the book, we learn how Biddy made Oswald Chambers a household name. Biddy’s life was a fascinating one, and this book skillfully shares her amazing story. I enjoyed learning about who Biddy was and the things that she stood for; she was a smart, talented woman, a loving wife and mother, and a fiercely devout Christian.I li [...]

    4. "Michele Ule's inspiring story " Mrs. Oswald Chambers" brings to life a devoted couple, a commitment to God and the fruit of lives lived by faith. If you haven't ever read the devotional that has touched millions of people, written by Oswald Chambers "My Utmost for his Highest" you'll want to after meeting the extraordinary couple. Michele uses her skills as a novelist to create the landscape, relationships and exacting work shown us in Biddy Chamber's commitment to God and to the work of her hu [...]

    5. As a fan of Oswald Chambers, I loved reading Mrs. Oswald Chambers, the new biography from Michelle Ule. My Utmost for His Highest has been part of my morning routine for years. It was fascinating to learn more about the Chambers and the gifted woman who brought Oswald’s words to the world. The impact of Biddy’s work has brought countless readers closer to Christ. For any fan of Oswald Chambers, this book is a great read.I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher. I was not re [...]

    6. Mrs. Oswald Chambers is a compelling biography that draws you into the life of a remarkable woman. It is perhaps the truest of “romances,” for it encompasses the unfailing love of God in and between two people committed completely to serving Him together. Well done, Michelle Ule.

    7. Biddy’s dedication to sharing Oswald Chambers’ teaching is the reason we enjoy, My Utmost for His Highest. Oswald’s wife, Biddy, transcribed and compiled his sermons into the beloved devotional after his death. Biddy learned shorthand in school, then as she “traveled with Oswald, prayed for him, and at every lecture sat in the back and took down everything he said word for word…she filled a trunk with her notebooks.” In this biography, Michelle Ule doesn’t sugar-coat the Chambers [...]

    8. I've loved My Utmost for His Highest for many years, and recently was honored to join the Oswald Chambers Publications Association, so naturally I wanted to read up on not only this great man - but the great woman whose story hasn't been strongly known. I'm grateful for Michelle Ule's biography, which outlines Biddy Chambers' contribution to the world through her editorial work. After Oswald Chambers died at the early age of 43, his widow felt the commission by God to transcribe her careful shor [...]

    9. I read a lot of biographies so this book immediately caught my attention. For the past several years, I have been reading biographies of the First Ladies of the United States. Many of them are written by historians and professors who serve heaping helpings of fact and analysis which are a great deal of work to read. They are worth reading, but it certainly is an intellectual pursuit. Michelle Ule uses her talents as a novelist to write about Mrs. Oswald Chambers in an easy-to-read way, but “ea [...]

    10. I finished this book two weeks ago but I needed some time to absorb it all before I talked about it.I’ve read My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers many times. Sometimes it’s my daily devotional for the year. Sometimes I just pick it up and read random days. But there’s always a copy nearby that I can easily get my hands on.I had no idea the work, the calling, the sacrifice that went into making copies of this book so readily available to readers.Michelle Ule has crafted a story tha [...]

    11. Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman Behind the World's Bestselling Devotional is a book chock full o' information about the day to day lives of missionaries Oswald and Biddy Chambers. If you ever wondered what life as a missionary was like at the turn of the century, this will give you a little taste. I confess, I was exhausted just reading all that Oswald and Biddy accomplished both in England and in Egypt. But this book is not particularly about Oswald or his teachings. The emphasis is clearly on [...]

    12. Biddy Chambers: A Sacramental LifePublished in 1927, My Utmost for His Highest has sold more than 13 million copies and has never been out of print. Over the course of its 90+ year history, it has been translated into 40 different languages, and Oswald Chambers’s unique and timeless wisdom is quoted far and wide.However, until recently, little thought has been given to the fact that My Utmost was not published until ten years after Chambers’s death, and that it was his wife, Gertrude “Bidd [...]

    13. The only thing I knew about Oswald Chambers was that he wrote the devotional, My Utmost For His Highest, which I looked through some years ago (I don't remember if I read it all the way through) and liked some of the concepts that I found in it. When I saw this biography of his wife I thought that it would be a good way to know more about the couple. It really informed me quite a bit and gave me a better picture of these two people, or a rather it gave me the only picture I've had so far as I di [...]

    14. If you haven't read Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman Behind the World's Bestselling Devotional, you're in for a treat. Her life is incredible and inspiring! Here are my top 7 reasons you should read this biography about Mrs. Oswald Chambers (aka "Biddy"). 1. Do you worry that your limitations and weaknesses keep you from serving God? If you're sometimes discouraged by your physical, intellectual, or experiential limitations, this book will grab your heart within the first few chapters. Biddy was [...]

    15. Mrs. Oswald Chambers has easily become one of my favorite Christian biographies. Absolutely loved it from the first to the last page! Not to mention, the pictures in the middle of the book are a great detail to the story. The book centers around Biddy Chambers but talks a great deal about Oswald Chambers himself. The research behind the book is astounding! You can tell a lot of careful time and hard work was put into the writing. The author's storytelling is very engaging; told from the third po [...]

    16. As the 100th year of Oswald Chamber’s death is recognized this year (2017) Michelle Ule has presented us with an inspiring testimony of the life of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Chambers, their daughter Kathleen and how the popular devotional book, My Utmost for His Highest came to be.This is a wonderful biography about the woman behind the written works of Oswald Chambers. Gertrude Annie Hobbs Chambers became affectionately known by all as “Biddy” Chambers. It was a nickname that Oswald gave to her [...]

    17. She spent years serving God beside her husband- only to go on serving God with her husband’s words for decades after he died. God used them together- even after Oswald went to heaven!God’s work through Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Chambers is clearly outlined in Michelle Ule’s new biography: Mrs. Oswald Chambers. The biography is written (mostly) in chronological order. While the focus is on Biddy, as Mrs. Chambers was called, many insights about Oswald are included. Everything from the meeting to [...]

    18. Thursday, December 7, 2017Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman behind the World's Bestselling Devotional by Michelle Ule, © 2017My Review:~* Finding God's Fingerprints in Everyday Life *~God's grace in understanding His truth in our lives that our devotion to Him be enriched! This story of pursuing His highest purpose for each life is our relationship with Him. Pointed not to man, but to God be the glory!Responsibilities assigned as new YMCA secretary near Cairo, Egypt ~ an expedition to the Zuitoun [...]

    19. When I learned one of my favorite authors was writing a biography of Biddy Chambers, I was intrigued. Who was Biddy Chambers and why did Michelle Ule want to research her life to write about her? I knew Michelle always did meticulous research for her stories, so I trusted her to do so for this new book. I am a fan of biography, history and historical fiction. When I read it, I want to know I can trust the history is accurate. At the same time, I want the story to be interesting. I soon learned w [...]

    20. The marriage of Oswald Chambers and Emily Hobbs, whom he nicknamed Biddy, is a significant model of a couple committed to each other in love as they partner together in ministry. “They lived a partnership of kindred spirits” (Mrs. Oswald Chambers, The Woman Behind the World’s Bestselling Devotional by Michelle Ule, Baker Books, 2017, p. 65). Chambers was uniquely gifted by God as a pastor/teacher. He had a seemingly indefatigable amount of energy and passion to make Jesus Christ real for e [...]

    21. An inspiring story of a woman ahead of her time, devoted to her husband and committed to serving God's kingdom. This is the story of the woman behind the devotional -- not just because she was a wife supporting her author husband, but because she was the driving force that resulted in the compilation and publication of not only this best-seller, but 29 other books with her husband's name on the covers as well.It's hard to imagine what life must have been like for Biddy Chambers, but author Miche [...]

    22. Having read my Oswald's Chamber's "My Utmost for His Highest," I was thrilled at the opportunity to read Biddy's story. This book is truly remarkable. Having know nothing about Biddy before I read this book, I feel as though I have sat down over a cup of warm tea and chatted with Mrs. Chambers. Michelle's research is impeccable. Honestly, I thought this book would be more of a history book, but instead I found it to be like that of a novel that kept me reading until the last page. It was one tha [...]

    23. Oswald and Biddy Chambers are two historical figures that I am not very well acquinted with. But, I was interested in learning more.  I find that I can learn so much from the men and women of faith that have gone on before me. That is why I chose to pick up this book. I had high hopes but was unfortunately disappointed.I found this book incrediably dull. People pulled into the story without an explanation of who they were. Maybe I think too much like a fiction reader. It is true, I mostly read [...]

    24. This was a truly fascinating book. Having read the devotionals in the past, I was surprised to discover her role in the subsequent books.Amazed to learn about how this all happened a girl in love marriage and devotion to husband and all of his ideas.  From travels to opening up a school and running it.  Living on little money and trusting God in everything they did that He was in control and would lead and take care of them. The birth of a daughter Kathaleen and their devotion to her.  Movi [...]

    25. My Utmost for His Highest has been a companion in my spiritual life for four decades. Michelle Ule's Mrs. Oswald Chambers humanizes the couple behind this great Christian work, and is enriching my understanding of Chambers, the human being.Ule's comfortable writing style has created a very enjoyable read. Her research "puts meat to the bones" of the Chambers' family in ways that shed light on their sacrifices, and makes reading about their challenges and near-poverty bearable. Her eye for detail [...]

    26. The beautifully woven words of this biography written by Michelle Ule will capture the reader from the very beginning. Of course I knew of Oswald Chambers and the devotional My Utmost for His Highest, but not the woman behind the man. This book transported me to a time in history of which I knew very little. Michelle’s exhaustive research reveals not only details of the lives of Oswald and Biddy Chambers, but provides a rich historical lesson as well. I also learned I share my birthday with Bi [...]

    27. I had, of course, heard of Oswald Chambers and his book, My Utmost for His Highest, though I only began reading it January 1 of this year. I had never given much thought to his wife or to how his books came to be. This biography by Michelle Ule gives us a very clear picture of Biddy Chambers and her deep, abiding faith in God. She was a remarkable woman. Without her tireless work, Oswald Chamber's words would not have the wide circulation that they did (and still do). My reading preference is ov [...]

    28. I have just finished reading the book “Mrs Oswald Chambers”. I’ve really enjoyed reading this inspiring story. The lives during the late 1800s and early 1900s come alive and Mrs. Oswald Chamber’s faithfulness and dedication is quite intriguing! The hardships of World War 1 could have stopped her (including the death of her husband); instead she became the driving force behind ‘My Utmost for His Highest’ and Mr. Chamber’s other books. Penniless, she compiled, edited and published he [...]

    29. A beautiful account of the life of Biddy, Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Oswald Chambers was a devout Christian totally committed to serving God. When he met Biddy, he wasn’t sure if they had a future together, as he didn’t have much to offer her, except his undying love. All Biddy wanted was his loveey shared deep religious beliefs and a need to share their knowledge with others. Oswald was called to serve the Lord and nothing would stop him. Fortunately Biddy would follow him anywhere, unconditiona [...]

    30. As a long-time fan of Oswald Chambers and having read his biography by David McCasland, I was eager to read this book. And I was not disappointed. Author Ule has written an excellent biography of the woman who ensured that generation after generation will benefit from the wisdom and insight of O.C. The book is extremely well-written and well-researched. The opening chapter is beautiful and sets the tone for the entire book. It is as if Ule has written "the rest of the story," for all those who h [...]

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