For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire
Eric Liddell ran---and lived---for the glory of God. After winning the Olympic gold medal for the 400 meters in Paris, 1924, he dedicated himself to missionary work in China where he married and had children. When war appeared on the horizon, he put his family on a boat to Canada, while he remained behind to help, eventually becoming interned at a Japanese work camp. There, he did what he was born to do: practice his faith and his sport. For the people around him, he became the moral center of an unbearable world, one that proved too much: he succumbed to a brain tumor before the end of the war, with his passing mourned around the world.
Yet his story continues to inspire. For the Glory is both a compelling narrative of Liddell's heroic athleticism and of faith in the darkest circumstances.