Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was born July 24, 1874, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Converted in his teen years under the ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, he studied art and archaeology at the University of Edinburgh before answering a call from God to the Christian ministry. He then studied theology at Dunoon College. From 1906-10 he conducted an itinerate Bible-teaching ministry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. In 1910 Chambers married Gertrude Hobbs. They had one daughter, Kathleen. In 1911 he founded and became principal of the Bible Training College in Clapham, London, where he lectured until the school was closed in 1915 because of World War I. In October 1915 he sailed to Zeitoun, Egypt (near Cairo), where he ministered to Australian and New Zealand troops, as a YMCA chaplain. He died there November 15, 1917, following surgery for a ruptured appendix. Although Oswald Chambers wrote only one book, Baffled to Fight Better, more than thirty titles bear his name. With this one exception, published works were compiled by Mrs. Chambers, a court stenographer, from her verbatim shorthand notes of his messages taken during their seven years of marriage. For half a century following her husband's death she labored to give his words to the world. My Utmost for His Highest, his best-known book, has been continuously in print in the United States since 1935, and it remains in the top ten titles of the religious book bestseller list with millions of copies in print. It has become a Christian classic.Chambers, Oswald is the author of 'My Utmost for His Highest An Updated Edition in Today's Language' with ISBN 9780929239576 and ISBN 0929239571.