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Through it all there is God who gives the strength and wisdom to overcome no matter what the challenge of the giant is. There are nineteen chapters and each chapter deals with a specific challenge that David had to deal with in his life and, at some point, we will have to deal with them as well.


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If we focus on the giants, we stumble if we focus on God, the giants tumble. Whatever we focus our attention on looms large in our eyes. With Max Lucado's book we can focus our attention on the God who is bigger than all things and everything is beneath His feet. To listen to 24 Christian music please visit our internet radio station www. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. May 12, Jenn rated it it was amazing. I read this book when I was going through a rough time in my life, and I have to say it really helped me through it.

It helped me see that I wasn't alone in my fight and I could face my giants along with God's help, just like Goliath. Lucado puts the book into terms anyone could understand and appreciate. Giants are hardly ever people, most of the time it is something we are struggling with. Max Lucado's book is very helpful and helped bring me to over come my struggles and face my giants.

Jun 03, Allison Tebo rated it really liked it Shelves: devotionals-theology. Facing Your Giants was practical, helpful and inspiring. View 2 comments. May 17, Becca added it Shelves: nonfiction. I enjoy Lucado's perspective on David. He shows how studying David's life even beyond the story of Goliath can teach us how to defeat our giants. I connected with Lucado's ideas -- many of them were so obviously spot on -- but I had trouble connecting to his writing style. His style is perfect for children's books, but not so great for me in books like this. I know that many people love his writing style, and it certainly is unique, but it distracts me from the point he is trying to make.

I wo I enjoy Lucado's perspective on David. I would still recommend this as a helpful source to help a person, well, face giants! It's encouraging and motivating, with real-life illustrations. Mar 16, Lisa rated it liked it. Max Lucado is one of the most popular Christian writers out there. You can't fault a thing he says. To me, though, he is somewhat like a John Grisham. John Grisham is super popular, but his writing is elementary. People go crazy over him, yet I'm confused as many of the other more skilled writers get neglected. I feel the same way here, and yet probably many people are reached by his writing.

So that's fine -- all good points here, but I prefer a more scholarly pursuit. May 11, Jennifer Tse rated it it was amazing Shelves: christianity. God calls David a man after His heart, even though David failed badly with Bathsheba and his own family. Lucado explains why we fail when we focus on our giants, but will succeed if we focus on God.

I was really challenge by Lucado's analysis of David's story, especially the chapters on distant diety, tough promises, and dashed hopes. I also learned a lot from the chapters on silent phones, desperate days, strongholds, thin air-ogance, and take Goliath down! Read this book to learn how to take your Goliath down, whether it's "bills you can't pay, people you can't please, habits you can't break, failures you can't forget, a future you can't face," unemployment, or anything else!

Favorite Quotes: P. The fellow fell as often as he stood, stumbled as often as he conquered. He stared down Goliath, yet ogled at Bathsheba; defied God-mockers in the valley, yet joined them in the wilderness. An Eagle Scout one day. Chumming with the Mafia the next. He could lead armies but couldn't manage a family. Raging David. Weeping David. Eight wives. One God. A man after God's own heart? That God saw him as such gives hope to us all. David's life has little to offer the unstained saint. Straight-A souls find David's story disappointing.

The rest of us find it reassuring. We ride the same roller coaster.

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We alternate between swan dives and belly flops, souffles and burnt toast. A story of a man who rose too high for his own good. A man who needed to hear these words: "Come down before you fall. Shelves: spiritual-development. My Lenten Study Book for this year. A very thorough journey through the story of David.

Good for anyone interested in facing "Giants" in their life - there are more of them than you may think - and also a good tool for more in depth study of the Bible. I'm still undecided about Max Lucado's style - he's very informal, sometimes borderline comical. There is a study guide in the back of the book that tells you which verses in the Bible to read as an accompaniment to each chapter. Jul 03, Janelle rated it did not like it. I absolutely love Max Lucado's children's books, this was the first one of his adult books I picked up to read.

I didn't much care for it, I thought everything he said over the course of the book could have been said just as easily in 7 or 8 chapters, but it dragged on for 12 chapters. It felt like he was saying the same things over and over again repetitively. View 1 comment. Jan 18, Carol Evans rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , spirituality. Focus on God—your giants tumble. Lucado does a great job making the story of David relevant to us today. Jan 25, Melissa rated it it was amazing.

Max Lucado does such a good job of applying scripture the O. In this book he shows us good and bad decisions David made and how his relationship with God changed with his decisions. Dec 31, Nelson Eisenmann rated it it was amazing. Incredible analysis of the stages of David's life and the major take aways from his experiences. Very thought-provoking and inspirational!

Jun 30, Josie rated it really liked it Shelves: adult , christian , self-help. We all have our demons that haunt us. This presents good strategy for fighting them off. Feb 20, This is the kind of story that I love. Winning comes from putting things in proper perspective.

When this is done you can't lose. Even if the field goal is wide right. Mar 11, Terrific, highly entertaining. Every movie doesn't have to be a high budget hollywood production to be taken seriously and enjoyed by families. This movie achieved just that. Our family loved it. Wish there were more like it.

Jim Oct 16, We all have Giants in our life to face and I think it is remarkable that a church put out a film of this quality on just K! The whole movie is a jewel and well worth bringing the whole family too. That includes grandparents StevenS Jan 4, Yes, the acting is not perfert but they are not claiming to be million dollor actors. The story is good I'm not a football fan. I believe every pre-teen and teenager should see this movie. Mar 24, While I will concede with others who said the acting and some technical elements were flawed, I believe also that this film targeted a specific audience - and it nailed it!

Secular critics, and - shall we say - the "unchurched" will never get this film but will scratch their heads over its While I will concede with others who said the acting and some technical elements were flawed, I believe also that this film targeted a specific audience - and it nailed it! Secular critics, and - shall we say - the "unchurched" will never get this film but will scratch their heads over its overwhelming popularity with people like me.

I grew up seeing typical "preachy" Christian films and endured them into early adulthood. I will be forever grateful to God and to the Sherwood Baptist Church for crafting a story that is so emotionally true and spiritually uplifting. What an awesome achievement! BrianF Oct 24, Which one is truly trusting God? The coach's example eventually spreads to the student body, and a small revival breaks out. One scene shows students and teachers in groups around the campus, praying. The player who reconciles with his father first reconciles with God. He tells his dad, "I got right with God today.

I just want to tell you I'm sorry and I respect your authority. On the gridiron we see many scenes of hard hits and furious tackles. Frustrated and angry, Coach Taylor throws his clipboard, and in the locker room he whacks one of his players over the head with his cap. Stephen and his brother, Alex, wrote and produced Facing the Giants.

Alex also directed it and stars in it. Kendrick isn't trying to say that God made this movie. He's saying that the messages and stories that God holds dear and wants people to hear make the rest pale in comparison. And Facing the Giants benefits mightily from this little spiritual gem. Lousy-team-finally-gets-its-act-together-to-win-the-big-game movies are as ubiquitous as passing plays on third and long. And if this film were just another one of them, there would be little else to say. But by embracing the spiritual concept of faith and then exploring the tension that exists between human experiences and spiritual realities, this little film that could—does.

Facing the Giants took a remarkable path on its way to the big screen. Their senior pastor and executive pastor—Michael Catt and Jim McBride, respectively—believed that making the film would be an "out of the box" approach to ministry. So the brothers' project became a church-wide project. All the actors and most of the crew volunteered their services. Church members pitched in to help, doing everything from lighting to catering.


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One of the few paid members of the crew was cinematographer Bob Scott, who brought his experience from NFL Films and the camera crew for Any Given Sunday and Friday Night Lights to bring an authenticity to the football scenes. Even granting the presence of Mr. Scott, though, amateur usually spells death for a movie with aspirations of greatness. Startlingly, in this case, it doesn't. These amateurs make it look easy. And they make it look good. Maybe that's because they took the film's earnest message to heart: Win or lose, they trusted God and gave Him their very best.

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Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well. Movie Review Shiloh Christian Academy may be a great school, but it has a so-so football team. Positive Elements It's hard to think of something in Facing the Giants that isn't positive. Spiritual Content This story is built around Coach Taylor's wrestling with what he believes to be God's will for him, his family and his team.

Sexual Content None. Violent Content On the gridiron we see many scenes of hard hits and furious tackles. Crude or Profane Language None.