“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.”

OSWALD CHAMBERS

Overview

Oswald Chambers was born in Scotland and spent much of his boyhood there. His ministry of teaching and preaching took him for a time to the United States and Japan. The last six years of his life were spent as principal of the Bible Training College in London, and as a chaplain to British Commonwealth troops in Egypt during World War l. After his death, the books which bear his name were compiled by his wife from her own verbatim shorthand notes of his talks.

Oswald Chambers' Portrait
1874
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July 24

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1889

Accepts Christ at age 15.

Chambers commits himself to evangelistic efforts with his church outside London.

1897
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Enrolls at Dunoon College
after hearing God’s call to ministry.

1901

Begins teaching and preaching
throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Japan.

1910
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May 25

Marries Gertrude 
(Biddy) Hobbs

1911

Starts the Bible Training College

in London.

Oswald Bible
1912
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First book,

Biblical Psychology, is published in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1913
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May 24,


Daughter, Kathleen, is born

1915

Senses God’s call and moves

his family to Egypt, to serve as a YMCA 
chaplain to troops during World War I.

1917
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November 15

Dies of complications from 
an appendectomy

1927

British publication of

My Utmost for His Highest,

compiled by Biddy from transcripts 
of her late husband’s teaching. 
Published in the US in 1934.

TODAY
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My Utmost for His Highest

continues to challenge and encourage people all over the world, through more than 13 million copies printed, a mobile app, web site, email, and social media sharing. A century after his death, Oswald Chambers still guides people on their journey to knowing 
God better.