This week in Christian history: Saint Bridget dies, Oswald Chambers born, Pilgrims

Oswald Chambers born – July 24, 1874

Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), British chaplain whose writings and sermons were posthumously published as the book "My Utmost fr His Highest." |

This week marks the anniversary of when Oswald Chambers, whose sermons and messages formed the best-selling book My Utmost for His Highest, was born in Scotland.

Chambers was educated at London’s Royal College of Art and the University of Edinburgh before being called to ministry at age 22. He later served as a chaplain in the British army during the First World War.

"There have been few books published in the last century that have impacted the lives of more Christians than Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest," explained Relevant Magazine in a 2015 piece.

"Part of the appeal of Chambers' teachings and his famous devotional is his ability to capture deep, profound biblical truths in ways that are easy to comprehend, but force you to wrestle through them to truly understand."

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