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Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD

With newsreel footage, archive photos and personal recollections [DVD]

by Various Artists

Fascinating feature documentary on the Olympic athlete, missionary and man of God, Eric Liddell

    • Format

      DVD

    • Publisher

      Vision Video

    • Published

      January 2008

    • Weight

      90g

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    Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD

    Today's Price £12.26



    Product Description

    Not a ‘Chariots of Fire’ dramatisation with lots of fictionalised content. This is a down to earth documentary on the life, calling, sacrifice and triumph of a world class Christian athlete motivated by a call to honour and serve God.

    With everything to teach those who would compromise their worship for worldly glory, this documentary interviews people who knew and who have made it their business to find out what drove Eric Liddell to make the hard decisions. This full length DVD makes for moving fascinating viewing with many details of Eric's life, newsreel footage and archive photographs of perhaps best known Christian athlete and example of sacrificial faith.

    Faith hero of the 1924 Olympics, Eric Lidell’s story is told by David McCasland, author of Eric Liddell: Pure Gold, Eric's daughter Patricia, and Rev. John Keddie, consultant on "Chariots of Fire," along with fellow prisoners form the internment camp in China.

    The documentary paints an authentic picture of Eric Liddell as a humble man with a simple and personal faith whose life's purpose was to glorify God. His life and legacy continue to impact people's lives around the world. A story which much to say to our success obsessed sport infatuated culture and offering a way-in for discussions of faith and service.

    Region 0 DVD will play on UK DVD players. Disk includes the full 100 minute version and a shortened, subtitled (Spanish and English) 54 minute verion.

    This fascinating documentary presents the details of Eric's life, who was perhaps best known as an athlete in the 1924 Olympics, as depicted in the Academy Award-winning film, "Chariots of Fire." His story is told by David McCasland, author of Eric Liddell: Pure Gold , Eric's daughter Patricia, and Rev. John Keddie, consultant on "Chariots of Fire," along with fellow prisoners form the internment camp in China.

    Growing up, Eric was a gifted athlete, excelling in rugby and later in track. He entered the 1924 Olympics in Paris and was favored to win the 100-meter race. But when he learned that he would have to race on Sunday, he refused. Instead, he competed in other races and still brought home gold for Scotland.

    Now a national hero, Eric announced his intentions to go to China as a missionary. There he taught Chemistry and oversaw the school's sports programs, sharing his faith at sporting events. He later married, then left teaching to become an evangelist By 1941, China was becoming more unstable and Japan was increasing its control. Concerned for his family's safety, he sent them off to Canada while he remained in China. It wasn't long until the Japanese began moving people into internment camps. There, Eric became friend and mentor to 300 children, many of whom were separated from their missionary parents. Fellow prisoners observed as he rose early each day to read and pray. He continued living out his faith in the camp and was admired and respected by all. In 1944, however, he began showing signs of a possible brain tumor and died the following year.

    Eric Liddell was a humble man with a simple and personal faith whose life's purpose was to glorify God. His life and legacy continue to impact people's lives around the world.

    DVD Features:
    54 minute version: English & Spanish Language Tracks
    100 minute version: English Language Track
    Both versions - optional English subtitles

    Specification

    • Format

      DVD

    • Publisher

      Vision Video

    • Published

      January 2008

    • Weight

      90g

    • Dimensions

      135 x 190 x 15 mm

    • ISBN

      727985012346

    • Eden Code

      4256066

    More Information

    • ISBN: 727985012346

    • Publisher: Vision Video

    • Release Date: January 2008

    • Weight: 90g

    • Dimensions: 135 x 190 x 15 mm

    • Eden Code: 4256066


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