The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire

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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 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 in order 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 inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.

The first race you run isn't your most important one. It's the final race that matters most.

You won't want to miss this story of an Olympian who chose the better way.

Title:The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire

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  • Linda Au

    I can still remember the first time I watched the movie Chariots of Fire in the early 1980s. Belonging to a Reformed Presbyterian denomination steeped in Scottish heritage and sabbath-keeping, I was o...

  • Patricia

    Eric Liddell won the 1924 400 meter race at the Olympics. He is well known for this, but is better known for the one he did not run. It was a Sunday, he was a son of a missionary.He became a missionar...

  • Crystal Storms

    I watched the movie "Chariots of Fire" as a child, but didn't remember much of it. Inspired by quotes and stories from the movie, I watched it as an adult. Loved the movie and was challenged by the ma...

  • Steve

    An excellent and inspiring story of Eric Liddell who for his observance of the Sabbath, withdrew from the 1924 Olympics 100-meter event. He ran in the 400 meter race which he had little experience in ...

  • Charlene

    A wonderful tribute to a man who always sought to run the race set before him with endurance and excellence....

  • Nissa

    This author never disappoints and this book clearly did not at all...the era of this book is of great interest to me and it delivered. Simply put, this book was incredible. This one is a must-read....