Facing Your Giants: God Still Does the Impossible

Facing Your Giants: God Still Does the Impossible

by Max Lucado

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Overview

In Facing Your Giants, Max Lucado uses the story of David to help you learn how to allow God to work with and for you, and to remind you of whom you are to and in Him. You are seen, loved, and cared for by the God who still does the impossible.

You know your Goliath. You recognize his walk, the thunder of his voice.

He taunts you with bills you can't pay, people you can't please, habits you can't break, failures you can't forget, and a future you can't face. But just like David, you can face your giant, even if you aren't the strongest, the smartest, the best equipped, of the holiest.

Focus on giants—you stumble; focus on God—your giants tumble.

If you're ready to face your giants, let his story inspire you. The same God who helped him will help you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849947490
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 108,850
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 140 million books in print.

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Facing Your Giants 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
Chammy More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a contemporary style. It is easy and fun to read, presenting biblical facts with practical everyday applications. It encourages and gives hope to those of us who are still "works-in-progress".
Zbee More than 1 year ago
You'll see David in a new light and realize how much like him you really are, and just how much Gods loves you and is willing to reconcile you unto Himself. Amazing
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best things about this book is all the great examples that Lucado gave. He gives so many examples of how to apply the Christian life to your family, marriage, and etc. Another really great thing about this book is thatn the author is able to paint a picture in your head. While you are reading there is a movie playing inside your head. There was only one thing that I didn't like and that was that the book ended. This is an awesome book, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a closer realtionship with Christ. This just might be the best book I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a book, what a book! I could balry put this book down. I took it everywhere i went,just in case i could squeeze in some reading! This book was totally life changing! Truley amazing how he can write a book on just one person! I totally enjoyed this book and would deffinantly read it again!
srchipchittum More than 1 year ago
I have several of Max Lucado's books, each one is insightful and written with the reader in mind. Easy reading for the beginner, but full of wisdom and knowledge for the ones who read hardcore.
TylerLyon More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that is helpful for almost anyone who's going through or has gone through a rough spot in life... that's you too! It has a simple teaching style with great life application lessons; goes great with the study guide for a small group or couples study (my wife and I went through it together and loved it)!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This should be required reading for everyone old enough to obtain a drivers license, because this has incredible real-life application to give someone hope in the midst of adversity by Davids example, regardless if their giant is struggling marriage, abuse, alcohol, drugs, ... you name it... this applies!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listened to this book and I love its message. It takes seemingly prehistoric concepts of war, carrying the altar, and being hunted and makes them applicable to real life without it seeming like a stretch. Its easy to relate to and is a great springboard to to get your faith going.
skinn2010 More than 1 year ago
This book on the life of King David is quite appropriate for so many different situations in life. Taking a look at the life of David gives us insight into why the Bible calls him "...a man after God's own heart." Through his ups and downs, trials, tradgedies and triumphs we see how David sought to maintain his connection with God and how he treated his friends and enemies. I learned a lot about David that I didn't know before. There were stories that I had never read or heard before. There were so many lessons to be learned from each story. Each chapter in the book brought out new and interesting principles that I can apply to my life. I recommend that everyone read this book. I have suggested that our men's ministry group read this book as a weekly devotional.
blackballo0n More than 1 year ago
Everyday, we are troubled by our pursuits to find the perfect job, to be in a relationship, to make more money... the list goes on. We all have our personal struggles, and these struggles consume us. These are our giants. We know what they are, but what we don't know is how to face these giants and look them in the eye. In Facing Your Giants, Max Lucado connects King David's journey with our everyday battles. David's story is composed of so much more than how he defeated Goliath. David made many mistakes, and his relationship with the Lord was far from perfect. Like David, we need to be reminded that with God's help, we can conquer anything-even if we aren't the smartest, the strongest, or even the holiest. Facing Your Giants is the first Max Lucado book I've ever read, and to be honest, reading through the many Bible verses took some getting used to. However, the book was well worth my time. I had very little knowledge of David before reading this book, and I very much appreciated how Lucado shows us that David was so. human. This book is perfect for people who, like me, occasionally need to be reminded: Focus on giants-you stumble. Focus on God-your giants tumble. --- I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of BookSneeze, which is a book review bloggers program. Find out more at BookSneeze.com :)
matt123 More than 1 year ago
Facing Your Giants is a book that helped me a lot with my faith and getting to know God better. It is written by an inspiring writer named Max Lucado. He takes you through a series of stories in the bible that relate to real life, so you can relate to it. This book inspired me to be a Christian every day, not just on sundays and wednesdays when I go to church. If you are struggling with a giant in your life, man is this the book for you! One of the giants that I had in my life was questioning God for some of the bad stuff that happened in my life. By reading this book I realized that everything happens for a reason, and that helped me a lot. I also learned that by fighting trough some of the bad stuff good things will happen to you. The patience that it taught me has carried over into a lot of other events in my life. In school, I am more patient now when I don¿t understand something instead of getting upset immediately. That has resulted in me being a lot happier and getting better grades. That is just one of the many learning experiences that can be learned by reading this inspiring book. Max Lucado does a great job of connecting real-life events to events that had happened in the biblical times. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with their faith, or wanting to build their faith. This is truly one of the best books that I have read. It has helped me so much and I would be lost if I didn¿t read this book. If I had to give this book a rating out of five stars, it would definitely be a five.
Chellebelle2012 More than 1 year ago
David was a man after Gods own heart. He did many good and bad things in his life. He also had many stumbles and in this case giants. David was just like us. He had girl problems, money problem, she even had to battle his own literal giant. He had habits he wasn't able to break, failures he couldn't seem to forget, but when focusing on God he was able to get through it all. We all go through it, grades we can't seem to make, people we can't seem to please, but with God on our side nothing is impossible.
rijoice More than 1 year ago
This book is very easy to read and is enjoyable to read. It has good ideas on how to overcome obstacles in our lives using the life of David. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
mattnem05 More than 1 year ago
Now this is not normally the kind of book I usually choose to read. But I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to read. It was an easy and fun read. The Biblical facts are presented with practical everyday applications. This book gives encouragement and hope to those that read it. The correlation of comparing us to David and the everyday challenges we face as Goliath is a good way to look at things. It shows is that having faith in God and with hard work we really can handle our challenges. Just like David was able to handle Goliath.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Max Lucado's book continues to strengthen and encourage me long after I read it. I have referred to it often when I needed help the most.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lucado looks to David's life to help us, modern-day Christians, with our problems or 'giants'. This book really helped me grom in my faith and helped me overcome some of my 'giants' that have plagues my walk with Christ. It's an amazing book that will help anyone from newborn Christian to life-long follwer of Christ Jesus. I highly recommend it. God Bless!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Superb, insightful, and motivating is how I'd rate this book. He describes an expositoary devotional based on the life of David and clearly expains it point by point on how it could apply to your life. A definite best seller! Other Christian titles suggested below.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very+well+written+and+very+inspiring.+++
blessdb_ond on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Focus on Giants-You Stumble. Focus on God-Your Giants Tumble." Max Lucado once again writes a great book helping us to see that no matter what we face in this life God is there to see us through. David a man who made many mistakes in life was still seen as "a man after God's own heart" because after the poor decisions that he had made he would always repent and refocus his life on God, his creator. Many lessons can be learned from this book.
wiseasgandalf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David, first King of Israel, has been the subject of untold works of art: painting, sculpture, cinema, poetry, and prose, from Michangelo to Veggie Tales. Some describe his greatness; some describe his weakness; all describe a truly incredible life.But what does David¿s life mean to me, today, in the midst of the pressures and pain of the 21st century? That is the subject of this great read by Max Lucado. Each chapter of the book is a chapter from David¿s life, from his encounter with Goliath to his life on the lam to his victories to his downfall with Bathsheba. With each glimpse into David¿s strengths and weaknesses Lucado winsomely shows how we can apply insights from his life to our own. The truths presented are all Biblical and God-centered, although he sometimes draws out a point he wants to make a bit beyond where the Bible actually points.There are some helpful study questions with practical applications in the back of the book. Overall, Facing Your Giants is an encouraging and helpful ¿applicational biography¿ of a very famous life.
moses917 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Facing Your Giants, the author Max Lucado impresses once again with his devotional style study of the life of David with his failures and successes. He is a Biblical figure whom God himself proclaimed ¿a man after his own heart¿ (Samuel 13:14). David, first King of Israel, has been the subject of untold works of art, painting, sculpture, cinema, poetry, and prose, from Michelangelo to Bible cartoons. some describe his weakness; all describe a truly incredible life.Lucado is known for his encouraging books, and this book is no exception. The book works as small biography, showing us chronologically how the events in David¿s life happened. While most of the chapters are each a self contained lesson it does permit us to how one event lead to another. As usual he chooses a catchy theme for Christians to follow.Too often in our lives, we focus on the overwhelming stresses in our lives, fear, failure, doubt, a shady past, etc. Whatever it may be we all have giant hovering over us in our way. He uses the life of David to vividly illustrate this truth. In the beginning of the book, Lucado the word-smith paints a portrait of tiny David and how he stood firm against a nine-foot giant, against all odds, in the midst of others¿ doubt, and dropped the behemoth with one stone hurled from a sling, the simplest of weapons. Lucado cleverly and effectively shows that David¿s focus was on God, not the towering threat that loomed over him. This is how we should live our own lives, with our focus on the Master, on the one who sits upon the throne and guarantees our success if we just trust in Him. Max Lucado very rarely brings anything new to the table. That¿s certainly the case here. There is very little I haven¿t heard before. But he always puts such a fresh, encouraging spin on things, I always see things in a new light. And even when admonishing us, he still does it gently. I appreciate Lucado¿s ability to take a minimal narrative that¿s found in Scripture and paint color around it. He¿s able to inject life and emotion into people that can be minimized when you read the straight text without taking time to ponder. In addition, he easily moves the historical event into today¿s world and relates it to situations more familiar to us. It¿s full of many small one-liners and brief sentences that are POWERFUL! Lucado¿s style is easy to read and can be done in a devotional type format. applying to anyone who has a `giant¿ still lurking around. One of the trademark saying from the book by Lucado is, ¿Focus on your giants, and you stumble. Focus on God, and your Giants tumble.¿ There are some helpful study questions with practical applications in the back of the book. Overall, Facing Your Giants is an encouraging and helpful ¿applicational biography¿ of a very famous life.
libvictor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Based on the biblical story of David and Goliath in the Old Testament, Max tells us that we can face the giants in our lives just like what David did. After you have read this book, you will feel that all your PROBLEMS are not problems at all!
jsgreen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The kind of book you can sink your teeth into! We all have so many giants we have to face, only God can walk along with us to help face and "beat" your giants down.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
A Christian non-fiction book that uses the life of David to encourage and challenge the reader to conquer the giants in their lives. Author Max Lucado is a master at making the obvious extraordinary. Just what I needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago