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The Final Race

Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: History, World
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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 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.

©2018 Eric T. Eichinger and Eva Marie Everson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Simply Inspiring

I’m so glad I bought this book and discovered there was so much more to the story than told in the movie Chariots of Fire. As is usual - the movie was great but the book was greater. Eric Liddell lived a life that is truly inspiring. Highly recommended reading (listening).

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  • Larry Naselli
  • 12-10-2018

Kept driving just so I could keep listening.

Captivatng story of an inspiring lifr. Excellent writing of the dialog & very well read.

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  • J.Brock
  • 09-09-2020

A Most Inspiring Life

The life of Eric Liddell is truly the most inspiring. For any Christian, to read about an athlete so decorated and revered, who put his faith in Christ over everything in his life is something that cannot be discussed enough. There is no athlete in recent memory like Eric Liddell, his sacrifice as a missionary, and his valiant, sacrificial death. He completed his race. This book lays out his story beautifully. It's exceptional in every way. Lloyd James's narration is exceptionally good. He does a masterful job with the material. It's lyrical. All in all, this is a most important work for any listener.

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  • L.J. C. Song
  • 20-03-2019

inspiring

inspiring - shared Eric's life as runner & missionary. Love for God in action.