Eric Liddell: Gold Medal Missionary (Young Reader's Christian Library) Paperback – Illustrated, April 1, 2000
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- Publisher : Barbour Publishing, Incorporated (April 1, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1577487214
- ISBN-13 : 978-1577487210
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 3.52 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.13 x 0.61 x 5.38 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,874,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
Liddell was born and raised by missionary parents in China during the Boxer rebellion. His family moved back to England, in order give the children a proper education, though his parents soon returned to China and left the children to be raised by grandparents. Liddell's running career started with record setting wins in high school. In England, he was much involved in academics and sports, however, his heart was in China; God blessed him with fast legs, but he was called for greater things. After college and the Olympics he returned to China, where he found civil unrest. He taught athletics and evangelized to the Chinese. It was a few years later when the Japanese overran the country. His own new family, in marriage, just escaped the Japanese onslaught and persecution. But Eric stayed and ended up in a prison camp, never to see his family again----he would die there. Not only did Eric Liddell run for himself, but he ran for the Lord, in many ways.
Also contained in the book is Eric's "6 daily questions" to himself. He believed these things were crucial for devoting himself to God. These would also be tremendously valuable for all of us to utilize.
Wish you well
Top reviews from other countries
It's readable without going into too much depth as it's more an overview of his life than full on biography.
A good place to start, perhaps, if you want to know more about why Liddell refused to run the 100 yards at the Olympics and his expolits on the missionary field of China.