The Final Race by Eric T. Eichinger audiobook

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

By Eric T. Eichinger , with Eva Marie Everson
Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Publishing 9781496419941
7.49 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The biography charts his lifelong relationship with God, from his early curiosity with the intersection of science and theology to his work as a missionary in his later years. Short openings to chapters imagine key moments in Liddell’s life…A modest, beguiling biography that brilliantly mirrors its understated and remarkable subject.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The movie Chariots of Fire put Olympic track athlete Eric Liddell’s name on the map, but recent books have dug into who the man truly was. His dramatic life was tragic, heroic, and worthy of the genteel manner in which Lloyd James narrates this audiobook. Liddell was a genuinely pious missionary whose life was shaped more by what would happen to him in China during World War II than by the Olympics. James reads with a dramatic overtone steeped in respect and dignity. He remains serious but never boring. Even those who are not overly religious by nature will appreciate how James has shaped this book about a man who lived a truly inspirational life through his selfless actions.” AudioFile
“The story of Eric Liddell after his Chariots of Fire Olympic glory is both inspiring and challenging. Pastor Eichinger takes us on a thrilling yet heartbreaking journey of courage and self-sacrifice. He digs deeper into not only what made Liddell an all-time great on the track but also the difficulties of balancing God’s calling with the demands of responsibility to family. Set in World War II China, The Final Race is a timely reminder that true faithfulness often leads to great sacrifice, but also great reward.” Jim Stintzi, seven-time All-American and thirty-year Big Ten head coach

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Author Bio: Eric T. Eichinger

Author Bio: Eric T. Eichinger

Eric T. Eichinger is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He holds degrees from Michigan State University, where he ran varsity track and field, and Concordia Seminary. Prior to his pastoral call, he served with World Mission for two years in China. He is currently senior pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Clearwater, Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English