Liddell was immortalised in the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, but that film barely scratched the surface of his life (as well as being economical with the facts). It was China, where he had grown up, that was Liddell's passion, and his zeal was to improve the lot of its most unfortunate people in a time of terrible violence and danger, when the country lay under the brutal hand of the invading Japanese army. He was literally on a mission, a force for good in the world.
For the Glory takes the listener from Liddell, the fastest man on the planet, through Liddell, the man with a higher purpose, to Liddell when he had to be stronger than all around him, detained in an internment camp under terrible conditions, when he became the moral centre of an otherwise unbearable world. Liddell would make the ultimate sacrifice, but the story of his life continues to inspire generation after generation, from all walks of life. This is the story of a true hero of our times.
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By william Moffett on 01-06-17
Breathe taking story
One of (if not the best) audio book I have listened to so far.
So moving, so inspiring.
I watched the movie Chariots of Fire and was very impressed with Eric liddle then... but listening to this audio has made me think of him on a whole new level.
Recommend highly reading this book or audio.
By Richard Smith on 13-07-16
Compelling real life story well told
Good account of Eric Liddell's life before and after he became Olympic champion. The vibrant nature of his life and work contrasted at times with petty officialdom. His determination and good humour shine through this account more than 70 years after his premature death. Well worth a listen particularly for anyone wanting to know more about one of the heroes of "Chariots of Fire".