I have discovered over the years, that life can be challenging. God desires to sustain us as we look for "splashes of His grace" every day. My desire is that through posts, or book reviews, you may find something that points you to the grace of God, and that He ultimately will make a difference in your life.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

Life can be difficult. We all face a few “giants” along the way. What do we do when we find ourselves in a situation, a relationship, or a crisis that seems overwhelming or terrifying? Do we run the other way, or do we face our giant? Max Lucado suggests that we can “face our giants by facing God first.” He believes that when we focus on our giants – we stumble. When we focus on God – our giants tumble.

This book takes a look at life of David, and uses his life as an example for us. There were times when David looked to God and found victory and other times when he tried to do things on his own and failed.

If you have ever felt alone, desperate, or grief-stricken, lacked direction, had relational problems, or found yourself in a stronghold, this book is for you. Maybe your giant is debt, disaster, danger, deceit, disease, or depression. If so, this book can help you as you face these frightening situations. You will discover that with God, you can face your giants.

Max Lucado writes in a relaxed style which is very readable. At the end of the book, there is a study guide which raises questions that correlate to each chapter. These questions can help facilitate application either personally or in a small group setting.

I was personally encouraged by the message of the book. When I first started reading it, I was about to face a real giant in my life which required eye surgery. I am still in the midst of the fight, but I am determined to trust God and am confident that He will see me through. I do recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with their own personal Goliath!

I received a copy of this book free of charge from Book Sneeze in exchange for a review.