Janet & Geoff Benge's Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
Paperback; ISBN 9781576581377
Eric Liddell's refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race has stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God's promise, "He who honors Me, I will honor." Years later, Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China.
For ages 10 and up.
Read a review of Eric Liddell: Somthing Greater Than Gold by Janet & Geoff Benge, written by Josiah Eschen, age 12
This book tells about Eric Liddell who was a Scottish missionary to China, but also during college he ran in the Olympics. He showed his strong Christian character in not running a race on Sunday, which he believed would dishonor God. When he was in China he was assigned to get the patients to the hospital from the country side around the hospital because that area was deeply engaged in war so they needed extra help. One of my favorite stories is when he was assigned to get a Communist soldier from a nearby town, but the Japanese were patrolling that area. Somehow he was able to get him back without the Japanese noticing. He lived from 1902-1945. I really like the way it was written like a story. Also, it was interesting because I learned a lot of new things about Eric Liddell.