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Going for Gold – inspirational meditation available for free download

A new meditation inspired by the upcoming 2012 Games and the life of British Olympian Eric Liddell is now available to encourage Christians in their spiritual journey.

A new meditation inspired by the upcoming 2012 Games and the life of British Olympian Eric Liddell is now available to encourage Christians in their spiritual journey.

Liz Babbs (pictured), the international award-winning author and creative communicator who combines words and music in her inspiring meditations, has recorded Going for Gold especially for this summer.

The meditation, which is now available as a free audio download, weaves key passages from the Bible with original music composed by Andy Green.

"I was inspired by London hosting the 2012 Games and I wanted to help Christians run the race of faith and deepen their relationship with God. I hope people will download it, listen to it and be challenged and enjoy it," Liz Babbs says.

For the short meditation, Steve Stickley, actor and artistic director of Footprints Theatre Trust, also recorded iconic words attributed to the Olympian Eric Liddell, who won gold and bronze medals for Great Britain at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Liddell, a devout Christian and a prodigious sporting talent, famously refused to run in a heat held on a Sunday and so was forced to withdraw from the 100-metres race, his best event. Liddell’s Olympic story is portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (pictured left), in which he is quoted as saying "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure".

These words sit beautifully alongside the passages from Scripture selected and read by Liz, all set to original music by Andy Green which echoes the Chariots of Fire theme music. Andy is a gifted musician who has produced albums for the Kingsway label and EMI.

Going for Gold is available to download free for a limited time from www.lizbabbs.com

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