Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD
With newsreel footage, archive photos and personal recollections
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Fascinating feature documentary on the Olympic athlete, missionary and man of God, Eric Liddell
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Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD
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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.
Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD was published by Vision Video in May 2013 and is our 17972nd best seller. The ISBN for Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD is 501234D.
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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.
54 minute version: English & Spanish Language Tracks
100 minute version: English Language Track
Both versions - optional English subtitles
Details for Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction DVD
|Running Time||100 mins|
|Region||Region 0 (Region Free)|
|Publisher||Vision Video (May 2013)|
|Page last updated||23rd February 2015|