Thursday, March 9, 2017

Why We’re Still Reading ‘My Utmost for His Highest’ 80 Years Later

How Oswald Chambers unwittingly became one of the most popular devotional writers of all time. When My Utmost for His Highest first appeared in the United States, in 1935, few could have predicted that the little book of daily readings would become a defining text of American evangelicalism. Its author was an obscure Scottish preacher who had died young—nearly 20 years earlier (this year marks the 100th anniversary of his death)—and who was mostly unknown and unpublished on American soil. Yet Utmost swiftly won a following among American evangelicals—and not just any following. Among the book’s earliest readers were Billy Graham, Bill Bright, and HenriettaRead More →

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