Not Knowing Where (book review)

Not Knowing WhereNot Knowing Where by Oswald Chambers was the first book from Chambers that I ever read, and I was instantly hooked on this wise, godly man’s writing. I just finished reading this amazing book again, and found even more to love!

Not Knowing Where is a study on the life of Abraham from the book of Genesis. Chambers takes us slowly through Abraham’s life, with entire chapters in the book sometimes just looking at a handful of verse from the biblical account of Abraham. Not only do we get to know Abraham so much better, but Chambers also makes timeless applications that every Christian can live by.

These chapters are a series of lectures Chambers gave at the Bible Training College, so they have a very conversational feel to them, making them easily readable. We also get to see Chambers’ love of poetry, as in nearly every chapter he shares with us a verse or two from poets which so beautifully capture the scene Chambers is trying to paint.

I know many people say that My Utmost For His Highest is a good starter book for those wanting to discover the genius of Oswald Chambers, but for me there is no better starting point than Not Knowing Where.

6 Responses to “Not Knowing Where (book review)”

  1. 14 Quotes From “Not Knowing Where” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] re-read this book and found new gems I hadn’t seen before. You can read my full book review by clicking here, and then enjoy a few of the many, many quotes I highlighted this time […]


  2. 14 More Quotes From “Not Knowing Where” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] when I restrain myself, I still find so much good material. I’ve already shared some quotes from Not Knowing Where, but I wanted to share a few more with […]


  3. 11 More Quotes From “Not Knowing Where” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] as the basis for a great study of our lives of faith. You can read my review of this book by clicking here, and you can see other quotes by clicking here and […]


  4. 17 Final Quotes From “Not Knowing Where” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] And my book review of Not Knowing Where is here. […]


  5. Poetry Saturday—The Friends Beside Us | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] February 20, 2016 — Craig T. Owens When the powers of hell prevail    O’er our weakness and unfitness, Could we lift the fleshly veil,    Could we for a moment witness       Those unnumbered hosts that stand       Calm and bright on either hand— Oh! what joyful hope would cheer!    Oh! what faith serene would guide us! Great may be the danger near,    Greater are the friends beside us. —Anonymous, quoted by Oswald Chambers in Not Knowing Where […]


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