Item description for Facing Your Giants: A David and Goliath Story for Everyday People by Max Lucado...
Overview 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. Goliaths still roam in this world--debt, disaster, divorce, depression. Christians do what David did. They become God-focused, they pick up five stones, they make five decisions, and they take a swing.
Publishers Description 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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Format: Large Print
Studio: Christian Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Walker Large Print
Edition Large Type
ISBN 1594152551 ISBN13 9781594152559
Availability 0 units.
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 (Christian Softcover Originals)?
A "Must Read" for anyone dealing with real life problems May 5, 2008
We've all heard the story of David... he's the shepherd boy with a killer sling who becomes the hero of Israel after posting the biggest battle upset of all time. It's a great story for the Sunday School crowd... right up there with Noah's ark and Jonah and the great fish.
Leave it to Max Lucado to take this familiar story and show us how to apply it to our lives today. Just as David faced a seemingly undefeatable opponent in Goliath, we all have giants of our own to battle. Whether they come in the form of depression or addictions or financial difficulties, our personal giants taunt and mock us and make us believe that we have no hope of conquering them no matter what we do. Max reminds us that, while we by ourselves may not be able to defeat them, no giant can stand up to the power of God.
Get the book... read it... see why Max says, "Focus on Giants - You Stumble. Focus on God - Your Giants Tumble."
His best work yet Apr 8, 2008
This book sat on my shelf for months. I received it as a Christmas gift, which I had asked for because I am a huge Max Lucado fan. But I had a few giants I wasn't ready to face and I knew he would motivate me to do so. I wish I had read it sooner. The giants would have fallen months ago.
This is a great book to study individually or in a small group setting. The thing I loved most about studying the life of David in this context was the way Mr.Lucado related his situation to own own. So often as Christians, we walk a life that is "One step forward, two steps back" in our faith. He does an excellent job of reminding us to focus on God so that we might move forward.
Just out of curiosity, I read the posts that rate this book as one star. One of the two posters hadn't even read the book and was clearly not a Christian, and the other faluts him for making references that only American readers might understand. Sorry, but I'm pretty sure that is his target audience. Ignore these posts. Buy this book.
Max does it again Jan 28, 2008
Again Max Lacado writes a book from the heart. The evidence that the Holy Spirit leads him to write this book is overwelming. God will help you meet your giants through this book.
Very disappointing Jan 2, 2008
I requested this book as a gift for christmas, partly because of the good reviews it got, and what people had to say about the author, however, i was very disappointed with how very superficial it was. Having personal giants of my own to deal with, i was really hoping for some kind of insightful perspective to implement for this new year, that would dispose me to a more victorious lifestyle, however what i got was a concept that really did nothing for me. the concept could have been covered in the first chapter alone of this book, however the author attempted to force other aspects of David's life to conform to the concept already laid down in chapter one. i also found that his use of contemperary examples throughout the book to be a bit distasteful- one thing that can be said about the bible, is that it needs no modification to make it more relevant. so the whole concept of David riding up in a Hummer, really did nothing for me. In addition to which, im not sure if the author intended that this book be read by an American audience only, because a lot of the references and examples that were used would only be understood by an American reader. Another thing that troubled me were his attempts at humor which i found to be facetous- if someone is looking for a way to overcome a giant, the last thing they would want is a laugh- i certainly didnt want one. My only consolation was the fact that i got the book as a gift, and i didnt have to waste my money to buy it- i certainly cannot recommend this book to anyone, esp if you have a real problem that you are seeking to address. i really wanted to give it one star, but it seems i am not able to
Lucado, nails another giant book! Dec 2, 2007
What can be said about this book, that has not already been said. This is a one-of-a-kind introspective look into the life of David. Lucado takes I Samuel 17 as his backdrop and paints a beautiful tale which depicts the rise/fall of David and everything in between. As it relates to us, He uses the story of David to tell us how we too can slay our giants. A great read I would recommend to anyone who is trying to overcome their "giant".