Eric Liddell Homeschool Resources

1902-1945
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  1. Eric Liddell, Men and Women of Faith Series
    Eric Liddell, Men and Women of Faith Series
    Catherine Swift
    Bethany House / 1990 / Trade Paperback
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Eric Liddell, hero of the film Chariots of Fire, risked becoming a national disgrace at the 1924 Paris Olympics when he refused to run on a Sunday. Disqualifying himself from the finals, Britain's hope of a medal was sacrificed as well. But the thinly veiled criticism in the press turned to sensational acclaim when Eric entered -- and won -- a race for which he was completely untrained, finishing a full five meters ahead of the favorite. He was a celebrity, but the faith which had inspired his couragous stand stirred in him again, and at the height of his fame he announced that he was leaving athletics to return as a missionary to the land of his birth, China. This story of "God's Athlete" makes for inspiring reading. For ages 12 and up.

  1. Eric Liddell: Are you Ready?
    Eric Liddell: Are you Ready?
    Catherine Mackenzie
    Christian Focus / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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Introduce your kids to the incredible life of Eric Liddell with this Little Lights biography. Featuring illustrations throughout and simple sentences, kids will learn of Eric Liddell's great achievements in life, from bringing many people to Christ to his winning an Olympic gold medal for running. Children will learn the importance of preparation, be it for a race, studies, or serving God.

  1. Eric Liddell: Finish the Race
    Eric Liddell: Finish the Race
    John Keddie
    Christian Focus / 2012 / Mass Paperback
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Learn about the amazing life of Eric Liddell, the "Flying Scot", with this Trailblazers biography. Written for children 8-14, kids will learn about Liddell's early years as a missionary's child in China, his Olympic running years, and finally his final years in a Prisoner of War camp in China.

  1. Eric Liddell: Running for a Higher Prize, Hardcover
    Eric Liddell: Running for a Higher Prize, Hardcover
    Renee Taft Meloche
    Ywam Publishing / Hardcover
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Eric Liddell (1902-1945) stunned the world by refusing to run his Olympic race on a Sunday, a day he believed was for honoring God. Many people thought he was a fool, but Eric believed God's promise. "He who honors me, I will honor" - and God kept His promise. From winning Olympic gold to leaving his fame behind to go to China as a missionary, Eric put God in first place.

The Heroes for Young Readers series introduces younger children to the lives of Christian heroes. Perfect for read-alouds or early independent readers, children will love the captivating rhyming poems and color illustrations. Recommended for ages 5 to 10.

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The Eric Liddell Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The Eric Liddell Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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Eric was a national hero in Scotland whose countrymen were eager for their track star to bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won't race on Sunday, he is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II. Approx. 30 minutes.

Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • "Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction," 60-minute documentary
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with four lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

  1. Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD
    Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD
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You met him in the Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. Now learn the full story of a humble Scotsman whose life's purpose was to glorify God! You'll be inspired by the way Liddell's faith sustained him as an Olympic athlete, a husband and father, a missionary to China, and a finally a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp. Approx. 60 minutes.

  1. The Story of Eric Liddell DVD
    The Story of Eric Liddell DVD
    Discovery House / DVD
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Eric Liddell is best known as the main character in Hollywood's 1981 release of Chariots of Fire. But it was his fascinating life as a missionary that proved his spiritual mettle. This Olympic medalist form Scotland lived-and died- for the testimony of Jesus Christ. In this 3-part program with author and Days of Discovery host David McCasland, you'll trace Eric's life fro the 1924 Olympics to his years in war-torn China. You'll hear testimonies from historians, friends, and family about his life as a boy, an athlete, a missionary, and a Bible teacher. But most of all, you'll learn about a man sold out for God. Approx. 90 minutes.

    1. Silent Road to Rescue
      Silent Road to Rescue
      Denise Williamson
      JourneyForth / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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    When the Japanese invade China, Kwei Er and his family flee to live with their uncle and his wife. As Kwei beings helping his uncle and the missionary Eric Liddell transport wounded Chinese, Kwei wonders if he'll live to come home. A true story! 105 pages, softcover. Ages 9-12.

    1. Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
      Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
      Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
      Ywam Publishing / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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    The Christian Heroes: Then & Now series chronicles the true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary deeds for his kingdom and glory.

    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.

    1. Christian Heroes Then & Now: Eric Liddell Audiobook on CD CD
      Christian Heroes Then & Now: Eric Liddell Audiobook on CD CD
      Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
      Ywam Publishing / 2012 / Compact disc
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    This audiobook version Christian Heroes: Then & Now: Eric Liddell is the perfect companion for long car trips or quiet-times at home.

    This inspiring biographical story looks at the life of Eric Liddell. His incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God's promise, "He who honors Me, I would honor." Liddell's character, perseverance, and endurance are a challenging example for all who would obey the call to bring the gospel to the nations.

    Approximately 4:39 hours on 4 CDs.

    1. Christian Heroes: Then & Now--Eric Liddell Unit Study Curriculum Guide
      Christian Heroes: Then & Now--Eric Liddell Unit Study Curriculum Guide
      Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
      Ywam Publishing / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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    This unit study accompanies the book Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold, from the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series.

    This unit study provides teachers with ways to use the book as a vehicle for teaching and reinforcing cross-curricular concepts, including geography, history, missions, social studies and more. Chapter questions are grouped together, with additional sections for each subject area to be studied. Answers and suggested resources are also included. This unit guide may be used for both group and individual studies; fact sheets & maps are reproducible. 64 pages, softcover.

    1. Eric Liddell Pure Gold: A New Biography of the Olympic Champion Who Inspired Chariots of Fire
      Eric Liddell Pure Gold: A New Biography of the Olympic Champion Who Inspired Chariots of Fire
      David McCasland
      Discovery House / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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    Eric Liddell's life began and ended in China. Born in Tientsin as the second son of missionary parents, he died in a Japanese internment camp at Weihsien a few months before the end of the Second World War.
    Through an inspiring film, the world knows him as the athlete who ran for gold at the Paris Olympics in 1924. This is the larger story of the man who went the distance in life, and of the woman who ran with him in his greatest race.

    1. Complete Surrender: A Biography of Eric Liddell
      Complete Surrender: A Biography of Eric Liddell
      Julian Wilson
      Authentic Media / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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    Revised edition of the biography of Olympicchampion and missionary Eric Liddell.

    Eric Liddell, the Scottish 400m Olympic champion from the 1924Olympic Games in Paris was immortalized in the Oscar-winning fi lmChariots of Fire. His story, however, goes far beyond the restrictionsof a 2-hour movie.

    Julian Wilson's vivid biography recounts not only the highs and lowsof Liddell's athletics career, including his controversial decisionnever to run on a Sunday, but also his life after the Olympics as amissionary in war-torn China.

    The book draws upon interviews with Liddell's surviving family andfriends, and includes some fascinating anecdotes, reminiscences,extracts from his letters and a number of rare photographs.

    1. The Disciplines of the Christian Life
      The Disciplines of the Christian Life
      Eric Liddell
      eChristian Inc. / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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    Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international player, and missionary. He is perhaps most well known as the subject of the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire, which depicted his experiences training and racing in the Olympics and the religious convictions that influenced him. In his book about spiritual disciplines, he outlines his own pattern for living which has as its foundation a daily Bible reading plan.

    A practical guide to helping Christians grow spiritually through a daily practice of prayer, Bible study, and Bible reading structured around key topics he believes are basic knowledge for every Christian.