Eric Liddell (Men of Faith)

by Catherine Swift (Author) }


Eric Liddell (Men of Faith)

Format: Paperback

Vendor: OMF Books

Publication Date: July 01, 1990

ISBN: 1556611501

ISBN-13: 9781556611506

Number of Pages: 176

Series: Men of Faith

Weight: 4.0 oz

Dimensions: 7.2 × 4.5 (inches)

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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.

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