Eric Liddell

Author: David McCasland

Publisher: Discovery House Pub

ISBN: 9781572931305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6845

Here's the story of a classic Olympic champion whose life away from athletic competition was even more compelling.

Seven Men

Author: Eric Metaxas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718087844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1945

In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel. Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. This book answers questions like: What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity? And how can you stand especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values? Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

Seven Men and Seven Women

Author: Eric Metaxas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400211093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 7352

Two beloved Metaxas classics in a single, compact edition. In this new, one-volume edition that brings together two of his most popular works, #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores the question of what makes a great person great? Seven Men and Seven Women tells the captivating stories of fourteen heroic individuals who changed the course of history and shaped the world in astonishing ways. George Washington led his country to independence yet resisted the temptation to become America's king. William Wilberforce led the fight to end the slave trade, giving up his chance to be England's prime minister. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Jackie Robison endured the threats and abuse of racists with unimaginable dignity and strength. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and survived the horrors of a concentration camp--and forgave her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks's God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. These and other lives profiled in Seven Men and Seven Women reveal how reveal the secret to a life of greatness--by responding to call to live for something greater than oneself.

The Final Race

Author: Eric T. Eichinger

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 1496419944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 1068

On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world. He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. As the storm clouds of World War II rolled in, Liddell lived purposefully even as his world crumbled, and he experienced the horror and deprivations of a Japanese internment camp.

Eric Liddell: Pure Gold

Author: Dave McCasland

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745955711

Category: Missionaries

Page: 336

View: 6589

The definitive biography of one of Britain's greatest ever Olympians

Ten Who Changed the World

Author: Daniel L. Akin

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 143367307X

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 9440

The accounts of historic missionaries (William Carey, Adoniram and Ann Judson, Bill Wallace, Lottie Moon, Jim Elliot, George Leile, David Brainerd, Eric Liddell, John & Betty Stam, James Fraser) remind us how to live out what the Bible says. With each profile, Akin journeys into the heart of that gospel servant's mission-minded story and makes a compelling connection to a similar account from the Bible.

Unless a Grain of Wheat

Author: W. A. Willis


ISBN: 0557290961

Category: Missionaries

Page: 582

View: 1414

This is a biography of G. Christopher Willis, a Canadian missionary to China from 1921-1949. His Christian literature publishing and distribution was the last Protestant missionary work in China after the Communist takeover, continuing for another ten years under Communist rule. At a time when the church in China entered a period of prolonged spiritual famine, there remained a storehouse of Christian literature to feed the hungry and build up spiritual leaders, enabling them to faithfully feed their flocks. Today the church in China is the single most powerful witness of New Testament Christianity, standing as a witness to the Western church as it flounders in materialism and liberalism. This book is also a study of spiritual fruitfulness, using the biography as a case study to understand Jesus' words "Unless a grain of wheat" and their practical meaning in daily life. There is a way forward for a floundering Western church, to follow along the narrow path that Jesus has called it to walk.

The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges

Author: David Hassan,Shakya Mitra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317618653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 6722

As the World’s greatest sporting event, the Olympic Games has always commanded intrigue, analysis and comment in equal measure. This book looks to celebrate the significance of the Olympics, their historical impact, controversies that presently surround them and their possible future direction. It begins with a detailed, if controversial, analysis of the scale of the modern Summer Olympics and considers whether in fact the Games have simply become too big? Thereafter considerable coverage is afforded the often contentious bidding process, required of successful host cities wishing to attract the Games, and asks why some cities are successful and others are not. This book also reflects on the growing security measures that surround the Olympics and considers their full impact on the civil liberties of those impacted by them. For scholars of the Olympic movement this book represents essential reading to understand further the Olympic Games, their significance and effect, as the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro draw ever closer. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Healing Henan

Author: Sonya Grypma

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774858214

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9723

While volumes have been written about the Protestant missionary movement in China, scant attention has been paid to the role of nursing and nurses in these missions. Set against a backdrop of war and revolution, Healing Henan brings sixty years of missionary nursing out of the shadows by examining how Canadian nurses shaped health care in the province of Henan and how China, in turn, influenced the nature of missionary nursing. From the time Presbyterian (later United Church) missionaries arrived in China in 1888 until the abrupt closure of the North China Mission in 1947, Canadian nurses were ubiquitous in Henan. As China underwent a tumultuous transition from dynastic kingdom to independent republic, Canadian nurses advanced a version of hospital-based nursing education and practice that rivalled modern nursing care in Canada. In Healing Henan, Sonya Grypma offers a highly readable and fresh perspective on China missions and the global expansion of professional nursing. As the first comprehensive study of missionary nursing in China, it will be of particular interest to nurses and missionaries, and to historians of Canada, China, nursing, medicine, women's work, and missions.

Why Church History Matters

Author: Robert F. Rea

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830864822

Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 8907

Does it matter how Christians in other times and places thought? For many contemporary Christians, questions about the role and value of church history can be difficult to tackle. Veteran teacher Bob Rea addresses these barriers, skillfully explaining not only why church history matters, but the difference it makes for life and ministry.