Item description for Eric Liddell: Gold Medal Missionary (Heroes of the Faith) by Ellen Caughey...
A world record-setting Olympic run wasn't his most important race. Eric Liddell was born to run. With his physical abilities came honor and fame-highlighted by a gold medal in the 400-meter dash at the 1924 Paris Olympics. But it was another race that really mattered to Eric Liddell-the race of life described in the book of Hebrews: "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith." At the height of his athletic fame, Eric Liddell traded his track shoes for hiking boots, taking the gospel message to the vast land of China. His life there was cut short, but the shadow he cast was long-and millions today still find challenge from his faithful example.
Book Description Eric Liddell knew that his athletic abilities came from God, so he used them for God's glory. At the 1924 Paris Olympics, Liddell stood for his principles by refusing to run on a Sunday -- and though he missed his best event, he won a surprising gold medal in a different race. Later, he served as a missionary to China, where he ultimately died in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.69" Width: 4.17" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1597891150 ISBN13 9781597891158
Availability 0 units.
More About Ellen Caughey
Ellen Caughey is a freelance writer and editor from Harrington Park, New Jersey. She has compiled, edited, and written numerous Barbour books.
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good for young religious conservatives Oct 6, 2008
This book is easy to read and consistent with other information that has come my way concerning Eric Liddell. It does not jazz up or puff up Eric Liddell unreasonably, but it does cater to the mind set of an evangelical Christian Sunday School.
I gave it 4 stars because it is cheaply made and might not survive more than one reading in the hands of a typical preteen.