For the glory : Eric Liddell's journey from Olympic champion to modern martyr
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
Physical Desc
388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 927.96 LIDDELL 2016

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)NF 927.96 LIDDELL 2016On Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
1594206201, 9781594206207

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press. Yet Liddell triumphed in a new event, winning the 400 meters in Paris. Liddell ran--and lived--for the glory of his God. After winning gold, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He travelled to China to work in a local school and as a missionary. He married and had children there. By the time he could see war on the horizon, Liddell put Florence, his pregnant wife, and children on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to stay among the Chinese. He and thousands of other westerners were eventually interned at a Japanese work camp. Once imprisoned, Liddell did what he was born to do, practice his faith and his sport. He became the moral center of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker in the camp, he counseled many of the other prisoners, he gave up his own meager portion of meals many days, and he organized games for the children there. He even raced again. For his ailing, malnourished body, it was all too much. Liddell died of a brain tumor just before the end of the war. His passing was mourned around the world, and his story still inspires.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hamilton, D. (2016). For the glory: Eric Liddell's journey from Olympic champion to modern martyr . Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hamilton, Duncan, 1958-. 2016. For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey From Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hamilton, Duncan, 1958-. For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey From Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr New York: Penguin Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hamilton, Duncan. For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey From Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr Penguin Press, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.