Book Review: Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

Giants. We all have them, we just call them by different names: despair, grief, divorce, disease, strongholds, family issues, bosses with unrealistic expectations. You name it.

The verse that I’ve thought of over and over again since reading Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado is I Samuel 17:48 (NLT)

As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.

David didn’t cower in a corner wondering if Goliath would overtake him, or worse yet, wondering if God was on his side. No, he knew that God’s army was with him and he ran out to defeat Goliath.

God’s army is with all those who believe, especially when we pray.

As Max Lucado writes, and as the Bible says, David was victorious when he inquired of the Lord; he was defeated or at the very least had terrible lapses in judgment when he decided to take matters into his own hands and did not inquire of the Lord.

The same is true for us.

Facing Your Giants is a handbook of how to face your giants and defeat them. You will find your giant within these pages along with examples of contemporaries or men from the Bible who have lived through your same situation and come out victorious.

The book also contains a study guide that can be used in individual or group study. The questions and discussions there will help you on your way to running out to meet your giants and defeating them.

Yours for the celebration of life,


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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