My Utmost for His Highest
Modern Classic Language Hardcover (365-Day Devotional using NIV)
by Oswald Chambers
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Pub Date 03 Oct 2023 | Archive Date Not set
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Average rating from 21 members
This is a great new edition of a classic resource, the reason for the rating is because of the format - it encourages reading one isolated verse per day rather than read through the Biblical text and allow the Biblical authors to speak for themselves. Overall, a great new look to a resource, if you enjoyed the original resource you will enjoy this book as well. The main criticism goes towards the substance and format of the resource, hardly anything to do with publishing.
There is a reason this book has lasted generations. I personally appreciate the update to an easier read text. The truths and challenges present here can be difficult to wrap my mind around. Replacing archaic speech with today’s equivalent allows the reader to process the original goals of the text without confusion. Beware through. This isn’t a feel good devotional. The author doesn’t mind to step on toes and point out blind spots. I highly recommend!
I’m glad to see My Utmost For His Highest updated. It is so classic and insightful, one of the best devotionals I’ve read. Though it was originally written long ago, the advice is so true to faith that it still applies today. The devotional are a great example of the faith to strive for and often remind me to refocus my purpose.
This is the best daily devotional!!! Biblically sound and challenging. I highly recommend this for everyone and anyone who is looking for a daily devotional book.
This is a classic book that has stood the test of time & still is relatable our everyday lives.
I appreciate the book being updated & a little easier to apply & understand.
A wonderful daily Devotional. Short& consise and gives you food to chew on and meditate on throughout the day.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. All opinions are my own.
🙏🙏 Powerful, convicting daily devotions. 🙏🙏
I really enjoyed Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest. I appreciated how this version broke down some of the original archaic language with a glossary of terms to start you off on the right track. Each daily devotion has a short but powerful Bible reading. The devotions that follow are not just fluffy pieces of encouragement, but powerful calls to walk in a deeper, more sold out way for Jesus.
Highly recommended this book.📚♥️
Thank you Our Daily Bread Publishing for putting out quality Christian content.
Thanks Netgalley for a copy of the ebook.
Classic but still relevant! This is a great updated version of one of the best devotionals available. It never gets old.
This is a yearly dated devotional to read throughout the year. Each day contains a verse and a devotional to go with it. The devotional are not long and pretty straightforward. They are also easy to understand in the new version.
I love these devotionals so much. So great for daily devotion time. I have preordered this to have a physical copy. I love how biblically sound this is and I think many young readers will relate to the things discussed in these. The devotions are short but impactful! Thank you for a copy to honestly read and review.
A timeless devotional classic that continues to inspire. Chambers' profound insights and deep spirituality make this book a treasure trove of wisdom and guidance for the Christian journey. The daily meditations are thoughtfully crafted, challenging readers to seek a deeper relationship with God and to live out their faith authentically. Highly recommended for anyone seeking to grow closer to God and deepen their understanding of His will.
Normally, I hesitate to read modern versions of classic works because I have been disappointed by their “modernity”. This book is one of the rare exceptions! As someone who has read this work in its original format, I can confirm that the author has taken the time to maintain the original “voice” of Oswald Chambers. In addition, a glossary is included for certain terms to assist the reader with understanding Chambers’ language and theology. This is very helpful for maintaining clarity on the reader’s side as usage and meanings can change over time.
I definitely give this book five stars for the care given to updating without sacrificing clarity and impact and recommend that it should be used by those who may find it helpful to have the modern feel. It would even make an excellent gift!
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I was more than a little sceptical when I first saw this book because I read My Utmost for His Highest daily. I’m thrilled this updated edition remains true to the original, preserving both Chambers’ voice and message. I’d almost think I was reading the original until I compare the two side by side. Yet, this edition is so much easier to read and understand!
The author’s preface explains the careful examining and research undertaken in creating this modern classic edition, and points out errors in the original that have been corrected. A glossary of terms is also included to allow the reader an easier understanding of Chambers’ language and theology.
Thank you to NetGalley and Our Daily Bread Publishing for this digital review copy.
My Utmost for His Highest: Modern Classic Language Hardcover by Oswald Chambers is an updated version of the Christian classic. I loved the classic version when I first read it two decades ago. I was wary of way a modern version would look like. I was completely delighted with this version. The language has been updated without sacrificing any of the deep meaning in the daily devotions. I highly recommend this book to believers of many ages. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.
My Utmost For His Highest is a classic devotional. A literary classic must stand the test of time and appeal to a broad range of people. Oswald Chambers’ era of ministry was a few years after the turn of the 20th century. He died during WWI, yet his inspirational teachings lived on due greatly in part to his bride’s resolute devotion to transcribing his sermons!
I’m young and still love Utmost. I read it every year and get more nuggets of gold of wisdom each year.
This modern version edition is updated in several ways: a more modern Bible translation instead of the King James Version originally referenced, and a glossary of Oswald’s quotes. I like both revisions as both are helpful. The quotes, especially are a benefit to Christians who are not familiar with antiquated sayings or old fashioned religious concepts.
What is missing in this revised version is the Subject Index. This is a minor note. Concerning the format , however, I was disappointed that each days thought is not dated so as to be a devotional. The content is there, but in the printed format, it is indicated by the date: January 1-December 31. Again, a minor deletion from the original format. But, for a devotional, it is helpful having dates that assist in keeping the reader current and on tract! Note: the ARC I am reviewing it is digital format. The print version may be formatted as the 365 day devotional).
It is of great benefit to have Utmost delivered in the digital format! I can certainly forgo the printed date indicating the next daily reading by using a bookmark! It is convenient to have the digital format as it is easily accessible! Highly recommended for believers in faith who want to deepen their spiritual understanding, Oswald Chambers is deep and powerful, yet comprehendible!
I personally come from the viewpoint of a Reformed Baptist. I've seen others who hold the same Biblical viewpoint as I do recommend this book, and I was excited to look through it. This seems solid. There isn't any sugar-coating, nor should there be. This was very biblically encouraging and thought-provoking.
This is top-tier the best daily devotional I've ever read. I have recommended this to so many of my friends. Chambers chooses the best verses/readings to go along with the daily thoughts.
I remember reading the original My Utmost for His Highest when gifted a copy back in my college days. I remember enjoying it. I've tried to pick it up again a few times, but always found the language a bit clunky. So, when I saw this "Modern Classic Edition," I decided to give it a go again, and I was pleasantly surpsied to find that this new edition is the classic devotional with a more modern feel, easily understandable, and ever so full of those nuggest of truth. Oswald Chambers for the next generation! Very pleased. Highly recommend this one. Thanks, NetGalley and Our Daily Bread for this ARC.
This book is along the lines of something by A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, or Andrew Murray. There is a reverent, serious tone, and it will challenge many of the popular notions of what it means to be a Christian. While it is a useful and powerful devotional, there are times when the tone is a bit too stern and lacking a bit in joy. Nevertheless, well worth reading!
A classic work remastered for the next generation. Excellent edition. I highly recommend this devotional resource.
In the realm of Christian devotionals, few works have stood the test of time with the enduring impact of "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers. The timeless wisdom of Chambers is once again brought to life in this 365-day devotional, skillfully updated with the clarity and accessibility of the New International Version (NIV).
Chambers' original work, penned in the early 20th century, has resonated with believers across generations for its profound insights into the Christian walk. This modern adaptation maintains the integrity of his thought-provoking reflections while seamlessly incorporating the language of the NIV, making it more approachable for contemporary readers.
In essence, "My Utmost for His Highest" in Modern Classic Language serves as a spiritual compass, guiding readers toward a deeper understanding of their faith and a more intimate relationship with God. Whether you are a seasoned believer or a newcomer to the Christian journey, this devotional promises a year of profound reflection, growth, and an enriched connection with the divine.