Pressure to follow public opinion couldn’t get much stronger. National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland’s pride and joy. The entire country is eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the rest of the world and bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won’t race on Sunday because of his religious convictions, 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.
Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a “Torchlighter” who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. For more information on the series, go to torchlighters.org.
Special DVD Features:
English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction, 60-minute documentary
Compressive Leader’s Guide with four lesson plans, background information, and more (also available at torchlighters.org)
Reproducible Student Handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more (also available at torchlighters.org) in PDF
Interactive children’s quizzes online at torchlighters.org