Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold

Missionary to China and Olympic runner who inspired the movie Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell ran the race of faith, trusting God s promise, He who honors Me, I will honor 1902 1945
Eric Liddell Something Greater Than Gold Missionary to China and Olympic runner who inspired the movie Chariots of Fire Eric Liddell ran the race of faith trusting God s promise He who honors Me I will honor

  • Title: Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
  • Author: Janet Benge Geoff Benge
  • ISBN: 9781576581377
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Janet Benge Geoff Benge

    Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience They are best known for the books in the two series Christian Heroes Then Now series and Heroes of History Janet is a former elementary school teacher Geoff holds a degree in history Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.

    486 Comment

    • Carol Ho said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      I loved the movie chariots of fire this book takes that a step further and tells a lot more details about Eric Liddell's life, and how he faced even greater things than the Olympics while in China as a missionary during the Sino-Japanese war and WWII, and eventually died in an internment camp there, but not without living am amazing life of faith. He was a leader an a man of God wherever he went and whatever he did.

    • Amy said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      I read this book to my eight year old son for a class he is taking in our homeschool community. It is my first real exposure to the man Eric Liddell. This book is so touching. It inspired me to learn more about this giant of a man. I'm so grateful to the mentors of the class for assigning this reading. I was brought to tears a couple of times as I was introduced to the integrity of this man. I asked my son what he thought was really amazing about Eric Liddell and this was his response: "There ar [...]

    • Cate said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      These Christian Heroes are great! I loved this one!

    • Nan said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Boring. used to read it when I was in sunday school But not for me anymore

    • Rogue-van (the Bookman) said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      This was an extremely readable account of Eric Liddell's life. Maybe not as fascinating as the movie about him, Chariots of Fire, but close. For me, the events in his life after the 1924 Olympics were of great interest. He left fame behind to go to China as a missionary--an unusual man!

    • Amy said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      While this one is less compellingly told than some of the others in the series, I would let my kids read it, because it doesn't glamorize the missionary life.

    • Jerian said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      An amazing story with a very unexpected twist at the end. Cannot wait to watch Chariots of Fire

    • Christi said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Reading these stories will greatly increase your faith-they did ours! Eric Liddell gives the word hero a new meaning.

    • Kara said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Great content and inspiring story. Not the highest-quality writing, but I really enjoyed what I learned.

    • Katie said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Incredible man. Very easy read.

    • Patti said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Eric Liddell was a man of great character and integrity, a man whose commitment to the Lord was steadfast. Although his claim to fame was the 1924 Olympics and the movie Chariots of Fire, he was much more than that, as this inspiring read bears out. Though written for children ages 10+, this series of biographies is great for adults too. Approximately 200 pages, each book provides a moderately thorough view into the lives of dozens of Christian heroes. If you want to learn a bit more about missi [...]

    • Terry said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      The Hero Of Chariots Of Fire - His Life in FullAn engaging and more complete story of Eric Liddell = The gold medalist from Scotland featured in the movie Chariots of Fire who lived a rarely principled life sorely needed in our morally crippled modern realm.Inspiring but not without tragedy. Also educational with regards to the world of China and the Japanese occupation of China during WWII.They also interred foreigners which is rarely mentioned in our politically correct culture. A read worth y [...]

    • Ruth said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      great to learn the true story behind one of the heroes of "Chariots of Fire"

    • Lena Morrison said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      I do my reviews in the form of a letter, which is why they are written like this.Dear Janet and Geoff Benge, I owe you guys a huge thanks for writing this book. I had to write a one page paper on a Christian athlete for P.E and I chose this book. I remembered having seen a movie about him ("Chariots of Fire"), and I knew this would be an easy read, so I chose it. I read it all in one day, and I felt touched and inspired by this man. That summer, I watched "Chariots of Fire", and I loved the movi [...]

    • Mike said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Great biography of a great man who lived an exceptional life due to a great partnership with a great God. He did his best, God did His best; and together they accomplished a lot. Winning gold medals, being successful in every aspect of life, overcoming his shyness to preach the gospel, being a man of character, making decisions out of a place of prayer, and being loved by so many people whose lives he had touched. A stark reminder of how much we can accomplish through virtues such as patience, d [...]

    • Sophie T. said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold is a fantastic book full of faith and adventure. It uncovers the true story in his lifetime that many miss. It goes beyond the Olympic Scotsman into his life as a missionary during the war in China. The book is a thriller It begins with his life in Scotland as a Olympian and the challenges he faced and continues on to the most challenging thing he would ever do - become a missionary to China. His character was perseverance, humility, kindness, and love. [...]

    • Shantelle said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Wow… I found out I really hadn’t known much about Eric Liddell after reading this book. When his name came up, I always thought “runner” and left it at that. But he was so much more! Eric Liddell: Something Greater than Gold was a really good story. The parts about him running were actually a lot more interesting than I thought they would be; and his family life and missionary work also quite remarkable. He lived in China for parts of his life, and later became a missionary there during [...]

    • Matthias said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Eric Liddell won in the Olympics running the 200 meter and 400 meter races. He made himself a huge career with running. He decided that he would not run on a Sunday because it is a day of rest and he wanted to go to church that day. The entire country was in uproar to hear that. He threw away a pretty much certain gold medal, and he was not likely to win in the other races. However he was able to compete in the One day his Life suddenly changed completely. He decided to quit his running career, [...]

    • Jaclynn said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Eric was an Olympic gold medalist from Scotland turned teacher missionary in China. His character is one to be commended and he was an inspiration to many. He risked his life many times to help the enemies and in the end, he found himself in a camp far away from his wife and children (he never met his last child).

    • Merit Adel said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      كان رجلا يجول يصنع خيرا في حياته جميع الظروف ناجح في دراسته ورياضته وكان امينا في القليل فأقيم على الكثير .رجلا يحب الله من كل قلبه .تاركا المجد والشهرة والصور والاضواء ليمجد اسم الرب في مكان مقفر خالي من كل صلاح . يذهب الي الصين ويعاصر الحرب العالمية الثانية ويخدم حتي الاعداء [...]

    • Geoff said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      This is a decently inspiring biography for kids and young teens, but it lionizes Eric Liddell so extensively that adults will probably be left wondering what the authors cut out. The writing style is very basic-- at some points even amateurish-- and to top it all off, this edition of the book is full of typos. Still, Liddell did have an interesting life, so the book isn't a waste of time.

    • Poiema said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Eric Liddell did much more than run a memorable Olympic race. This was a well told biography that is well suited to reading aloud to children, while not being beneath the dignity of adults. This series of missionary biographies was a sold addition to our home and church libraries.

    • Christin Boyce said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      This is a fascinating story, but that is no credit to the author since the story is true. The writing was very simplistic and about as dull as could be, considering the story. Granted, the book is geared towards kids, but kids (and Eric Liddell's life) deserve a better written book than that.

    • Shaun Lee said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      A delightful narrative of Eric Liddell's life! In the aftermath of the feelings of loss following Lee Kuan Yew's death, Eric Liddel's biography left me with slightly different feelings - that of a hope in the God that Liddell gave his life in service to!

    • Alina Tolbert said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      The writing was average but the man being written about was phenominal. I read this as a follow up to watching Chariots of Fire. The movie was much more engaging than the book but I learned an incredible amount about the rest of Eric's life, which is inspirational.

    • Bruce Harbour said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Quick and easy read about an amazing life of Christian love and service. It was interesting to read about his life after Chariots of Fire ended, up to his death in China in a 2nd WW Japanese internment camp

    • The other John said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Another volume in the Christian Heroes series, this book presents the life of the Scottish missionary kid who won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics and then headed back to China to continue the family line of work. It's an inspiring story of endurance and faithfulness.

    • Heather said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      An interesting story, inspirational story. Could have been written better, so just 3 stars. But worthy of reading in the sense of learning from someone else who was willing to sacrifice and be firm in their choice to do so. Loved that.

    • Anna said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      This was so amazing. I'll put it on my top 1,000 book list.

    • Matthew Mitchell said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:18 AM

      Excellent basic story telling cut up into readable chunks. A great life, well lived.

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