My Utmost for His Highest (Updated Language Limited Edition)

Reviewed by:

G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Title:

My Utmost for His Highest (Updated Language Limited Edition)

Author:

Oswald Chambers (updated by James Reimann)

Publisher:

Discovery House

Publication Date:

September 1, 2017

Format:

Paperback

Length:

416 pages

OVERVIEW

Since its initial publication in 1927, My Utmost for His Highest has influenced millions. Chambers’ simple yet powerful meditations show readers how to follow God and growing closer to him, addressing the challenges as well as the joys of spiritual growth. This edition features updated language for contemporary readers, as well as a forward by King & Country singer Luke Smallbone.  

Updating a classic book is always a bit of a risk. Change too much and the original meaning may get lost or the distinct writing style loses its distinctness. Change too little and that misses the whole point of trying to make the book more accessible. Reimann manages to hit that rare middle ground. Thanks to copious word studies, he maintains what makes Chambers’ writing unique while finding what phrases need to be updated. Sometimes the updates are so subtle it’s hard to tell changes were even made, just that the work reads a little bit easier. A great new edition of a classic devotional.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Readers seeking short but solid devotionals they can read every day.

Christian Impact

Over a century since Chambers’ death, his teachings continue to convict, uplift and encourage readers to follow God closely and let that journey transform them.

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