Item description for Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado...
Overview Seeks to inspire by suggesting that God can help ordinary people to overcome daily obstacles similarly to the ways in which the biblical King of Israel found guidance.
Giants. We must face them. Yet, we need not face them alone.
This profound look at the life of David digs deeply into the defeats he suffered, and the victories he won, as he faced the giants in his life. When David focused on God, giants tumbled. But when David focused on giants?he stumbled.
Goliaths still roam in our world. Debt. Disaster. Dialysis. Divorce. Deceit. Disease. Depression. These super-sized challenges swagger and strut into our lives, pilfering our sleep, embezzling our peace and robbing us of our joy. And while these giants try to dominate our lives, we know what to do! We've learned what David learned, and we do what David did. We become God focused. We pick up five stones. We make five decisions. And we take a swing.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.54" Width: 6.37" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849901812 ISBN13 9780849901812 UPC 023755027290
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More About Max Lucado
Max Lucado (MA, Abilene Christian University) serves as the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and is a best-selling author and speaker. His award-winning books have been translated into more than fifty-four languages and he has been named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. Max lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Denalyn, and has three daughters and one granddaughter.
David Wenzel received a BFA from Hartford Art School and has been illustrating professionally for nearly thirty years. He is recognized for illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as numerous other children's materials.
Max Lucado currently resides in San Antonio, in the state of Texas.
Max Lucado has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Large Print Originals
Historias Biblicas Ilustradas
Inspiration for Everyday Life
Inspirational Bible Study; Life Lessons with Max Lucado
Reviews - What do customers think about Facing Your Giants?
Another 'Home Run.' Mar 26, 2007
Has Max Lucado ever written a bad book? No! I read mostly war history books but whenever Max publishes a new book, I'm there. "Facing Your Giants" was, once again,a message that I needed for this time in my life. Too bad many Christians do not understand their God like Lucado does, and he brings the love of God to the reader in a simple, easy to read manner. Read this one, and again, identify with God.
Get ready to kick Goliath's butt!!! (and more) Mar 16, 2007
If I pick up a book like this, it has to mean something to me. I don't want to sit arm in arm at Starbucks with Rick Warren singing, "If I had a low I. Q., I could be purpose driven too!" I don't want to do that, ok? I know that to walk on water, you have to get out of your boat, and John Ortberg did pretty well with that. But it still left me feeling empty. But most people know the story of David and Goliath. A man like me wants nothing more (STILL, even today) than to take on a big ugly sucker (just like Goliath, who thinks he can trash my God), and just beat the bloody, snotty, dirty piss right out of him! That's just how it is with me, ok? Deal with it! You don't like that vocabulary, too bad. This caught my attention. But in all honesty, I didn't care to pick it up. It didn't have my attention to the point where I wanted to go out of my way to read it. But at my Bible study leader's urging, I picked it up. I loved it!
Hey, Lucado makes it pretty clear that there are more then just Goliath's out there that are giants in our lives. The thing is, we don't have to let fear rule us, and we can fight these bad boys. We can come right at them, just like David did, "In the name of The Lord, the God of Heaven, who will help ME defeat you!" Those are fighting words. "Turn the other cheek" never meant just standing back and taking crap. If you believe that, there's something wrong with you. Especially a man, and it is feminine if you feel that you have to stand there and take everything. Our Bible speaks beautiful words, words of love. But The Bible also speaks of justice, and it makes very clear how important holiness is. The Bible says, "There is a time to kill." and it says, "There is a time for war." It also goes as far as to say, "There is a time for casting stones." That's Ecclesiastes, and it is IN THE BIBLE! So don't use "Turn the other cheek" as your personal punch line just because confrontation makes you uncomfortable! Learn how to face off with the stupid stuff in life. Don't focus on your giants, focus on God. There is some really good stuff in this! If you happen to get ticked because you are always left out, then quit looking at that other person. Simple things that we SIMPLY don't apply to daily life. Work hard for your boss, but don't go dwelling on what the boss thinks. Give some thought to what God thinks. Make God your refuge, not the bar or your job! What's that first commandment say? YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME! Some Goliath's in your life might be somebody, or even a group of people that you don't like. Sometimes we need to think before getting instant gratification in revenge for one simple reason. God isn't through with that person yet. Until we die, until we breathe our final breath, God isn't finished with us yet! Hey, there's temptation, there's SO much more I could go on about. Who knows, there just may be a NEVERTHELESS in your life. But you'll never know until you get up the guts to face up.
This was great. And I didn't just put it down like some appetizer (burp, good snack!) and say, "That was good stuff!" I allowed myself to digest the teachings of Max Lucado. I gave myself some reflection time on this one. Hey, if you're REALLY looking to be "Purpose Driven", then Rick Warren's in every store, probably even in Lowes and Sears! But if you're ready to kick Goliath's butt, and go toe to toe with some GIANTS in your life, then this is it! Yeah, it is simple teaching. But it is also some teaching with guts, and it isn't afraid to throw a few stones. This will fire you up for Christ, and it'll get the pulse racing at times! I LOVED IT!!!
college and career leader Mar 15, 2007
While I am a big fan of Max Lucado he has outdone himself with "Facing Your Giants". This a unique study of King David's life. It is a story which has practical applications for our current times. Thanks Max!
Inspiration essential for any modern Christian library. Mar 12, 2007
The Biblical story of David is punctuated with 'nevertheless' lessons for us all - and FACING YOUR GIANTS focus on this idea, telling how to use God to strengthen resolve and hone a spiritual path in life. Chapters advocate using the David paradigm to evoke miracles in everyday living, and serve as inspiration essential for any modern Christian library.
Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch
A must read for all who have "Giants" in their life Mar 11, 2007
This book is amazing! The detail that Lucado expresses is great. Lucado really eplores King David's life and identifies many parallels to our lives. He reminds us that David was human and made many mistakes, as we have, but the truth to gather from David is to never give up.
The trademark saying from Lucado, "Focus on your giants, and you stumble. Focus on God, and your Giants tumble." rangs true for me, even more than I realized. With my Giants, I now focus on God and my troubles begin to diminish and disappear. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has "Giants" in their life that are seeking to make you stumble and fall. Whether the giants are other people or personal troubles, this book will teach you that God WILL help you face those giants.