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Running the Race: Eric Liddel, Olympic Champion & Missionary
Keddie, John W.

Running the Race: Eric Liddel, Olympic Champion & Missionary

ISBN: 9781527105317
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Book Description:

The name Eric Liddell is a familiar one to many, having gained much fame through the film Chariots of Fire.

A Christian athlete and missionary, his passion for his Saviour could be seen throughout his life. From university days to internment at Weihsien POW Camp, John Keddie's biography brings together a specialist understanding of both Liddell's faith and sporting achievements to provide an engaging account of this normal man's extraordinary life.


John Keddie is a Christian minister and writer. His previous works include a highly-regarded centenary history of Scottish Athletics. His connection to Eric Liddell comes through an advisory position that he held for the movie Chariots of Fire.


Like many, I shall never forget the impact of my first viewing of Chariots of Fire, where a portion of the life-story of the Scottish Christian sportsman Eric Liddell was told. It was deeply inspiring and proved to be the foundation of an ongoing interest in Liddell's life. So I am thrilled to recommend this fresh biographical study of Liddell by John Keddie: perfect to inspire a new generation, it is powerfully written and beautifully illustrated. A joy to read.
--Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

There are many reasons to read this gripping biography. Eric Liddell was a man of immense ability and profound conviction - an example in his own time and a hero for our age. John W. Keddie is ideally positioned as a guide to this multi-faceted character whose life has been used to encourage so wide a range of people around the globe.
--Jonathan Master, President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, South Carolina

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 247
Author: Keddie, John W.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2020