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Eric Liddell: Olympian and Missionary 

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The Story of Eric Liddell _______________

 

By Ellen Caughey

Hero of the Movie, "Chariots of Fire", and Missionary to China

Eric Liddell was born to run.  From his youth, when a kindly schoolmaster encouraged him to participate in athletics, Eric's physical abilities brought him honor and fame---culminating in a gold medal in the 400-meter dash at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

A world -record setting Olympic run wasn't his most important race.

But it was another race that really mattered to Eric Liddell---the race of life mentioned by the Biblical writer of Hebrews: "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith."  Eric Liddell's commitment to that race---and to God---was so strong that he once passed up an Olympic qualifying race because it was scheduled for a Sunday, the Lord's Day.  His scrupulous faith was chronicled decades later in the movie Chariots of Fire.

...taking the Gospel message to the vast land of China.

At the height of his fame, though, 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.

(-From the Book's Back Cover.) ______________________________

2000 by Barbour Publishing, Inc.

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