Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell

by Catherine Swift

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Eric Liddell by Catherine Swift

One of the greatest heroes of the Cross in this centuryEric Liddell, hero of the film Chariots of Fire, risked becoming a national disgrace at the 1924 Paris Olympics when he refused to run on a Sunday. Disqualifying himself from the finals, Britain's hope of a medal was sacrificed as well. But the thinly veiled criticism in the press turned to sensational acclaim when Eric entered—and won—a race for which he was completely untrained, finishing a full five meters ahead of the favorite.He was a celebrity, but the faith which had inspired his courageous stand stirred in him again, and at the height of his fame he announced that he was leaving athletics to return as a missionary to the land of his birth, China. This story of "God's Athlete" makes for exciting reading.From renowned Scottish athlete to missionary in China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556611506
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1990
Series: Men of Faith Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 677,796
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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