Running with the Giants: What Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know about Life and Leadership

Running with the Giants: What Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know about Life and Leadership

by John C. Maxwell


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Motivational guru John C. Maxwell finds inspiration and encouragement in the lives of Old Testament personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446530699
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 09/24/2002
Series: Giants of the Bible Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 378,489
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.37(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Often called America's #1 leadership authority, Maxwell was Identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. He can be followed at For more information about him visit

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Running with the Giants: What Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know about Life and Leadership 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has two benefits for the readers. First, it will familiarize you with the "giants" of the Old Testament. Second, it will teach how to emulate, to learn, from their lives. This is one of Maxwell's finest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In commercials, this book was made to sound like some sort of exceptional new wisdom source from years of Biblical research. While it does have practical lessons based on Old Testament figures, it was actually sort of elementary and did not really go beyond what a sixth-grader learns in Sunday School. I guess I would recommend it for a gift to kids - it would certainly inspire them to stand up for what's right and decent to do, and these lessons are good for all of us. I suppose I just expected more. Great gift for say graduation or something for youth groups. Includes study guide for discussion.
Dan-the-counselor More than 1 year ago
Maxwell, in his typical refreshing style, provides relevant examples of how the Christian patriarchs' lives have significant meaning for our lives today. I had grown frustrated that too much of Christian teaching focuses only on the New Testament. This book will open your eyes to a new level of relevance regarding the Old Testament and how it can apply to your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Maxwell's book stages a seminar on an image - running the distance (for a goal) with biblical characters. The book's character's are questionable in the way it presents their assumed feelings and advice. True, one of the main components in a leader is faith, but what happen to the know-how? I give three stars for this book only because of my belief and respect for the biblical content, and no stars given for the book's lack of practical application. The author could have at least given some proverbs or palms from the bible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This small book is so full of the knowledge, history, of the heros,we only know by surface reading. We are truly running in a race and this book helps to keep me on track. You get the sense that you are actually running and talking with the Old Testament heros, even the ones we have given little mentions to. It is very inspiring and the reflective questions really reflect on one's own life.
OneWithGrace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Do a lap and meet the old testament heroes: brings the characters to lifeeasy read
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janice8299 More than 1 year ago
Another great book by John Maxwell. The concept of running a race and meeting biblical heroes along the way is unique and interesting. Short chapters but full of thought provoking insights. I read each chapter at least twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
written from an unique perspective. Insights to Bible personalities.
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