On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world. He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. The story of that race-and the one he didn't run-was told in the popular movie classic Chariots of Fire. But what most of us don't know is what became of Eric Liddell in the years after the credits rolled. As the storm clouds of World War II rolled in, Eric Liddell had already made decisions in his life that gave him the resilience to stand tall while others fell into despair. His strength of character led him to choose an uncertain future in China during World War II to continue helping the Chinese. He lived purposefully, even as his world crumbled and he experienced the horror and deprivations of a Japanese internment camp. Eric's story is a story of hope in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of unspeakable odds, and an inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.
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"The movie CHARIOTS OF FIRE put Olympic track athlete Eric Liddell's name on the map, but recent books have dug into who the man truly was. His dramatic life was tragic, heroic, and worthy of the genteel manner in which Lloyd James narrates this audiobook. Liddell was a genuinely pious missionary whose life was shaped more by what would happen to him in China during World War II than by the Olympics. James reads with a dramatic overtone steeped in respect and dignity. He remains serious but never boring. Even those who are not overly religious by nature will appreciate how James has shaped this book about a man who lived a truly inspirational life through his selfless actions. M.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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