My Utmost for His Highest: An Updated Edition in Today's Language/Super Saver Hardcover – Jul 1992
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Oswald Chambers, a Scotsman who converted to Christianity in his teens under the ministry of Charles Spurgeon, has been affecting Christians with his devotional words since My Utmost for His Highest was first published in 1935. This acknowledged classic contains 365 daily readings that take heady doctrine and make it practical, realistic, and intensely personal. With humor and humility, Chambers speaks plainly to the common man struggling with devotion to Christ in daily living. Worldly cares and self-serving desires begin to lose their appeal as Chambers aides the reader in transforming his mind by viewing life through the instruction of God's Word. Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the United States Senate, attests to this: "no book except the Bible has influenced my walk with Christ at such deep maturing levels." This is Chambers's chief desire, directing the reader to "shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only--My Utmost for His Highest... determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone." --Jill Heatherly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"With the exception of the Bible, no book has had as profound an effect on my life as "My Utmost for His Highest.".. This volume is not a treasure to be admired but a message to be lived...I am greatly encouraged to see these powerful daily devotions updated with more contemporary expressions...It is my earnest prayer that this volume will be received with delight and shared freely." - From the Foreword by Charles F. Stanley
"This contemporary version of Chambers' classic is a delight to read and a joy to ponder. I rejoice that a new generation of serious Christians now has access to the treasures Oswald Chambers bequeathed to us." - Warren W. Wiersbe
""My Utmost for His Highest "is a devotional of fresh and vital insights, even after 75 years. Three cheers for this edition!" - Joni Eareckson Tada
"Praise God! A new generation is on the brink of receiving a bright new edition of this classic!" - Jack W. Hayford
""My Utmost for His Highest "is one of a kind. It has been a source of challenge and blessing in my own life for years...I don't think anyone can read it consistently with out being a better servant of Christ." - Ruth Bell Graham --This text refers to the Leather Bound edition.See all Product Description
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I was the type to look up canon law when I had a question and obey the commandments because I am supposed to. I wanted to know God was in my life but could never grasp it. This book was able to do this for me.
My life has changed in one week. I now enjoy attending daily Mass, looking forward to it, and receiving knowledge and guidance from it. I am learning to know God and actually mark my calendar to find time to quietly read and meditate on the daily reading in My Utmost for His Highest.
I only wish I had known of this book earlier. I have never found a book that has changed my life as much as this one has.
I've never been so blasted with good, solid, Christ-centered teaching in my entire life. Chambers's point throughout is simple: it's Jesus or bust, folks. Get with the program or not only will you miss out big time in this life, but also in the life to come.
His style is direct, his words laced with power. Why? Because he's preaching the Word, solid and true. Not ever have I been so challenged by a daily devotional as by this one. Most out there are just fluffy thoughts for the day. Sure, some are Christian in nature or even Bible-based, but most just don't get to the meat of it. My Utmost for His Highest does. This is one of those books that are meant for those who want more, for those who take, or want to take, their Christian walk seriously.
This book amplifies what it means to be a Christian. A real Christian, first century-style. The kind of Christian God wants.
If you're looking for a book to change your life, one that will amplify what the Bible says, then grab a copy of this ASAP. If you're looking to just sit in the drudgery of the same old, same old, then don't bother.
But then you'll be missing out. Big time.
Highly recommended reading.
The one-page essays, one for each day of the year (even February 29!), are deeply thought provoking and can be the basis for a daily meditation session. Be warned that the essays can be challenging. For example, Chambers pressures readers to consider whether we are trying to "perfect" ourselves as some kind of model Christian that God can display on a trophy shelf we imagine He has, rather than truly trying to perceive and submit to His will? Or are we interfering with God's will by trying to be an "amateur providence" who helps people through their difficulties by telling them what we think they should do rather than leading them toward Christ so He can tell them what they should to do?
The Scripture verses are from the New King James Version translation.
I HIGHLY recommend My Utmost for His Highest to Christians of all persuasions as an aid for contemplation, encouragement and spiritual growth. This is a rare devotional book that you'll want to keep and refer to or reread frequently.
I have used this devotional since my mid twenties.. thirty years or so. I haven't used it rigidly every day, but I'm sure I have been through it eight or ten times. And I can safely say that the Lord has spoken to me freshly hundreds of times. It has this enduring quality, and this poly-valence.
But it is neither easy nor simple reading. The language is often archaic. Even the updated version retains a 19th century British flavor. But for those who love language, this is not a barrier but rather a recommendation.
Finally, remember that Chambers is now public domain and his devotional is available online.
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Very late arrival for Canada. Make sure you leave over a week for delivery no matter what they promise.Published 12 months ago by C. Schlachta
This edition is very well bound - a "coffee table" addition; but it's the daily words of wisdom and insight into Christian life and service that make this so inspiring. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2014 by Paul G.
I read this daily as it has little daily devotionals. The material is very good and it will do me good to read this again and again. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2014 by Sieg
Oswald Chambers is one of my favorite Christian authors. I like the way he presents Jesus to a fumbling and confused world. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2014 by Marilynne
Liked it so much, I ordered it twice, and both times Amazon service was pure delight, the packaging the speed of delivery I am grateful. Read morePublished on July 13 2013 by Farhat Siddiqui
This book was delivered very fast. The book itself is beautiful inside and out.Published on Sept. 29 2010 by DoftheKing