This Week in Christian History: RFRA, Oswald Chambers Dies, Billy Sunday Revival

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Oswald Chambers Dies – November 15, 1917

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(Photo: Public Domain)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, passed away at age 43.

Chambers was serving as a chaplain for British troops stationed in Egypt during the First World War when he had to undergo an emergency appendectomy; he died soon after the surgery.

Following Chambers' death, his wife compiled his many sermons, notes, and teachings into a volume titled My Utmost for His Highest, being first published in 1923.

"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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