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A Devoted Woman Ahead of Her Times

mrschambers ule 330Biddy Chambers was wife to Oswald Chambers and publisher of the bestselling devotional My Utmost for His Highest. Read more for Brock Tozer's non-fiction Wednesday Bookmark interview with author Michelle Ule.

Purchase “Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman Behind the World's Bestselling Devotional" online at

(Originally aired January 3, 2017)



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Book Description: Among Christian devotional works, My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest, with more 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.

Bestselling novelist Michelle Ule brings Biddy's story to life as she traces her from her upbringing in Victorian England to her experiences in a WWI YMCA camp in Egypt to her return to post-war Britain, a destitute widow with a toddler in tow. Refusing personal payment, Biddy published thirty books with her husband's name on the covers, all while raising a child alone, providing hospitality to a never-ending stream of visitors and missionaries, and nearly losing everything in the London Blitz during WWII.

This inspiring story of a devoted woman ahead of her time will quickly become a favorite of anyone who loves true stories of overcoming incredible odds, making a life out of nothing, and serving God's kingdom.

About the Author: Michelle Ule has read My Utmost for His Highest as her daily devotional every year since 1999. Trained as a newspaper reporter, she is a bestselling novelist; blogs regularly on Chambers, travel, and spiritual topics; and has taught women's Bible studies for thirty years. She lives in Northern California. Learn more at .



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