How long has your Goliath dominated your days and pilfered your peace?
Like David, you know well the presence of Goliath. Your Goliath doesn’t carry a sword or shield; he brandishes blades of unemployment, abandonment, or depression. Your giant doesn’t parade up and down ancient hills; he prances through your office, your bedroom, your classroom. He brings bills you can’t pay, addictions you can’t resist, a past you can’t shake, and a future you can’t face.
How long has your Goliath stalked you? Invaded your first thought of the morning and last worry of the night?
David knows a little something about facing giants. The shepherd boy seemingly had little to offer against the nine-foot, nine-inch Goliath. You could read his story and wonder what God saw in him. Throughout his life, David fell as often as he stood, stumbled as often as he conquered. But for those who know the threat of a Goliath, David gives this reminder:
Focus on Giants—You Stumble.
Focus on God—Your Giants Tumble.
Are you ready to face your giant? Let David’s story inspire you. The same God who helped him will help you.
Megaseller Lucado, with 40 million books in print, will draw more readers to his fold with this newest release, which focuses on the life of the Old Testament hero David. David crashed onto the scene in ancient Israel when he used a slingshot and one stone to fell the giant Goliath. He went on to become Israel's greatest king. Now Lucado has modern readers slaying their own giants using principles gleaned from David's life. For example, David focused on God, not giants; David's life was threatened by his nemesis King Saul, but David worshiped God; David stole the beautiful Bathsheba from her husband and then had him killed, but God forgave. Lucado goes beyond the storytelling to offer readers concrete actions to help slay their giants using the metaphor of the five stones David chose in his Goliath quest. The stones represent the past, prayer, priority, passion and persistence. Lucado's lively language ("Focus on giants you stumble. Focus on God your giants tumble.") and casual style appeal to the most reluctant readers, yet his spiritual depth will challenge and amaze. Added value comes with the study guide keyed to each chapter. Lucado has a giant winner here.
“Facing Your Giants”
If not for this book, I do now understand how much I have missed out of my giants against my life of the quits to conquer the opposition and fighting for the opportunities that need to be growing in His plans and the second half of the book is teaching us to look at how people in the Bible did for themselves and their lives of struggle and success. I give this book a very high-recommended to a friend who needs to give a big scope of this “facing the giant” to understand the context of the importance of the attacks on the godly road towards the end of the day of His coming.
Simply amazing book
Facing your Giants was the first Max Lucado book that I read after my battle with cancer. God had already given me victory but fear held me back from moving forward with my life. This book was what I needed at that time in my life and for anyone struggling with fear, disappointments, rejections, etc. Pastor Lucado is a gifted writer and speaker and his books are simple, elegant and powerful. I started underlining important sections until I realized that I was pretty much underlining the entire book, it's one of those books that you must go back and reread over and over again. Keep it on your nightstand so when your Giants wants to keep you from peace and sleep pick it up and read over it. What a blessing God has given His word and message through Pastor Lucado.
A man after Gods heart
David was a man after Gods heart but still had many issues in his life. Max's points out David's strengths and weakness and how we as Christians can learn from both.