Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado
Notice the “s”? This isn’t simply another retelling of the David and Goliath story. Lucado walks us through the story of David’s life, of the numerous giants he faced, of his successes, his failures, and the God who was with him through it all. In classic Lucado voice—gentle and encouraging, we hear the message loud and clear: “Focus on giants—you stumble. Focus on God—your giants tumble.”
Other reviewers have noted how quick a read this book is, but I would encourage you to read it one chapter at a time, thoughtfully working through the study guide at the end. I have read several of Lucado’s books in my twenty-some years, and none have ever resonated so deeply and so consistently within me. Whether you are tending sheep, charging Goliath, fleeing Saul, exhausted at Brook Besor, or plotting Uriah’s death, Lucado reminds us to keep our eyes on God. Our giants today may not look exactly like David’s did; we face poverty, depression, addictions—but Lucado shows us that our giants are all the same. And more importantly, our God is the same.
I give Lucado five stars on this. With the frustrations and worries facing Americans today (war, finances, addictions, abuse, etc.), this book is an excellent reminder of where our hope lies and who our closest friend is.
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Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program.