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Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Utmost" (Oswald Chambers)

TITLE: Utmost: Classic Readings and Prayers
AUTHOR: Oswald Chambers, (edited by James Reimann)
PUBLISHER: Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, 2012, (112 pages).

A classic will continue to be revered through the ages, in many different forms and formats. Since 1927,  "My Utmost for His Highest" has been re-published many times due to popular demand. This testifies to the power and durability of the devotionals which are often thought provoking, but always Christ honouring. It challenges readers to give of their utmost, to let the devotional be a challenge each day. This book attempts to bring together 90 of Chambers's best devotions. Each day, the devotions begin with a Scripture verse and end with a prayer. It creates a context for thinking and followed by a challenge to apply. It calls for surrender. It pleads for constant remembrance of the call of God for us. It points to Jesus as the Author and Finisher of our faith. In just a page a day, readers will find that there is no need to hurry through the words. Its brevity invites quiet reflection. Its depth creates ripples of spiritual movements. Its simplicity and directness gives readers a quick understanding of what the text is saying. Its challenges remind readers that following Christ means giving our utmost for God's highest.

With this small book of devotions, even for the busy professional, devotions are not only made easier, it becomes an enjoyable experience. The selections are quite wide in covering the ups and downs of the spiritual life. In 90 days, we get a glimpse of each. Read through the devotional and grow spiritually.

Rating: 4.5 stars of 5.


This book is provided to me free by Discovery House Publishers and NetGalley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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