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Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  2,885 ratings  ·  298 reviews
Fear. Rejection. Addiction. Anger. Comfort...Must Fall.

It's likely you have a threatening giant in your adversary or stronghold that's diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives. Demoralized and defeated, we settle for far less than
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 23rd 2017 by Thomas Nelson (first published May 16th 2017)
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Michelle Bolanger
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I highly recommend this book. There are too many highlights to share. This book will go into my 'read again' stack. ...more
Dave Weiss
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Using the story of David and Goliath as the background, Louie Giglio writes the wonderful book on overcoming the "giants" we face in our lives—giants like anger, fear, addiction, etc. The solution is clear, these giants not just can fall, they MUST fall! Through personal stories and strong biblical teaching, Giglio makes a wonderful case for the freedom God wants each of us to have in our lives. Now to be clear, I have heard teachings relating the story of the biblical giant killer to overcoming ...more
Craig Dean
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid book that is clear and accessible; and full of biblical truth. Giglio takes on the most common Goliaths in readers’ lives and declares their defeat with well placed confidence.

This is a simple truth well told, and recommended. It feels harsh to critique it but I longed for more depth and perhaps it was my own lack of attention that led to me feeling it never quite got out of the shallow end. For a message that is surely universal I too often felt I wasn’t the intended audience. Giglio’s
Paul Kurtz
This book had two worthwhile things to say. First; in the account of David and Goliath, David represents Jesus, not us. Second; Jesus delivers us for God's glory, not our own. Much of the rest of the book was a mediocre rehash of worldly wisdom (pop psychology) that is not very helpful and not what Christians, or anyone else, really needs. Although, to be fair, the author did frequently point to Jesus as the one who can provide what we really need. I just wish a lot of the more worldly wisdom ha ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** Also, if you have a chance to either listen to the podcast or watch there is a five part series he did on this available. You can watch it using the TBN app. Excellent!!!!
Kerry Lofton
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading a book by Louie Giglio and I’m impressed. His story telling is phenomenal and his writing is very relatable. His ideas are not to grand. This is one of the few books I’ve read that doesn’t spend a ton of time magnifying the topic without ever presenting a solution. You could stop at the end of every chapter and walk away with a plan on how to tackle giants. Very practical and useful. It’s also an easy read. Just 240 pages and it feels long at times but it’s very ea ...more
Rachel A.  Dawson
I attended several Passion conferences as a college student and have heard Louie Giglio preach at Passion City Church on trips to Atlanta, and I was excited to grab his latest book, because he always brings a WORD. This one was no different-- bold, unapologetic, Bible-focused, powerful, and convicting. Centered on the story of David and Goliath, Giglio talks about how fear, rejection, addiction, anger, and comfort all must fall, and let me tell you, it will PREACH. The story isn't cliche (even i ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
Despite the fact that he says you don't have to slay your giant because Jesus already did it, there are a lot of places it felt like I was being told to still stand up and fight my giants. Also, I take issue with the idea that Jesus slayed things like fear and comfort and addiction. While it's true that faith can bring healing into those dark places in our life, Jesus conquered sin and death. Jesus is not the antidote to everything that bothers me. There is much good advice in the book but it se ...more
Carrie Daws
I love this view of David & Goliath and the application to the giants in my own life. It's a picture I won't easily or quickly forget. A couple of the giants I readily knew in advance that it was standing before me. As I listened to the other chapters, I could see bits and pieces of them around me. Fear, rejection, addiction, anger, comfort ... they all surround us and seek to keep us limited. Doubtful. Impotent. But we can be different. With the encouragement in this book, I am confidently stri ...more
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read and bible study on slaying the giants in your life..
Amanda Anger
This book was very practical and insightful. The author gave me a fresh look at the familiar story of David and Goliath, and made application in ways I hadn't seen before. The book talks about specific giants that we encounter in our life, and the two that were most poignant for me were fear and addictions. Great book, very reminiscent of "Gods at War" by Kyle Idleman, but with more of a storytelling style. ...more
Meagan Andersen
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was an incredible read! It was so simple and easy too, packed full of practical knowledge. My favorite portions in each chapter involved Louis Giglio’s dissection of the root causes of each of our “Giants”. For example, fear comes from three primary roots - conditioning, controlling, and concealing. There were so many giants I didn’t think were at play in my life, with which I’ve actually been facing very obvious struggles! But, God is so much greater than those giants, and if I keep m ...more
Mandi Ehman
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Louie Giglio, and I love both the opening and closing chapters of this book. The middle chapters, which dealt with specific giants felt a bit too “topical sermon, stretching Scripture to make a point” to me, but I’m still giving it 3.5 stars because of the conviction and encouragement of the introduction and closing.
Nay Denise
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still a solid 5 star read for me. I loved the audiobook this time around. I still have the same thoughts as I did when I first read this book:

Highly recommend this book!
Amy Pettigrew
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t often read a book more than once. I read and pass it on to someone else so that they may enjoy it as much as I. This one won’t be going anywhere but on my shelf for reference and a reread. God has blessed Louie with a gift for sharing the Word of God.
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best Christian/Spiritual Growth books I’ve read. So powerful, encouraging and freeing. The story of David and Goliath is vividly told and with a twist...the Lord used this book to help me face a giant in my life I didn’t even know was there. So thankful.
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! I highly recommend and will be passing it on to my teen. I don't know anyone who wouldn't find personal application in some aspect of this book! ...more
Keith Gandy
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Maturity is not any level of peer success one might attain, but rather the level to which one has moved Christ to the center of all decisions and service. This easy to read volume focusses on removing the barriers that bind us - which need not be.
Brooke Fradd
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each chapter of this book gave me exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it.
Taylor Poff
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this from Louie. I wanted to focus on reading without notes and going back over it again in the near future. So much to take away from this perspective on the story of David and Goliath.
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A must read!
Laura Shannon
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Louis Giglio's confidence in God to take on the issues in our lives that appear as big as Goliath is infectious. Identifying the giants of fear, rejection, comfort, anger and addiction, he transparently shares about his own struggles with the need to control and receive approval which grew into anxiety. However, using the insight that Jesus played the role of David by conquering our giants for us, Louie invites us to God's presence. David's own words of worship in Psalms, lead us into worship an ...more
Spenser Meredith
Fantastic book centered around the story of David and Goliath. It’s all for the glory of God, that’s why we do what we do!
Susan Viscusi
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uplifting and encouraging read - a "giant" path that leads you to finding your faith to tackle your fears ...more
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing book that gives many tips on winning battles against strongholds in the Lord's strength. This will go on my bookshelf with my other favorite Christian books. ...more
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The thesis of this book takes a little different slant and is well worth the read. It is very light reading, but the philosophy contained within is profound. It will take some time to digest the information and make it practical. Interesting read.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good read with a new way of looking at an old story. I'm looking forward to the tv series ...more
Nay Denise
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
My God this was a phenomenal read! I loved everything about this book. Took me 3 months, but it was worth it. The nuggets and jewels of wisdom and inspiration in this book was fantastic. The scripture references were awesome.

This book really dives into the story of David and Goliath and sort of "corrects" the way many of us view it. As a kid we are taught about the story and as we grow up we believe ourselves to be like David in this story. However, Louie makes us under that we are in fact NOT D
Karla Haberman
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was helpful to me for being honest about dealing with a few things holding me back in my walk with Christ. It helped me see a little bit better how much God loves me. It's easy to read but yet makes an impact. ...more
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Rating 3.5 stars

God wants us to live free from the demoralizing voice of that giant, and because God wants to get glory in our lives by showing the world that he is greater than everything we face in our lives, then that giant's got to go down.

What are the giants in your life that keep your from living life freely? Can you identify them? In the passion that is known of Louie Giglio, he is passionate about Christians living life freely to give God glory. Another words, without this freedom from
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