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One of the greatest heroes of the Cross in this century Eric 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556611506
ISBN-10: 1556611501
Format: Paperback
(184mm x 114mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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