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Facing the Giants

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IT’S BEEN SIX YEARS without a winning season and Coach Grant Taylor's job is on the line. Unless the Shiloh Christian Eagles turn things around—and fast—he's history. Unfortunately, their leading scorer has just left for a rival school and the team has lost its drive. The pressure is on.

On the home front, things aren't much better for Grant. His house is falling apart. His
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Published September 2nd 2007 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2007)
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Jessica Lu
Jun 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Although the book was a post-movie work, it was more enjoyable than the movie. I am grad that I watched the movie first as it helped me to get through the book easily.

There were great thoughts putting in structuring the novel. The chapters followed the football's timeline. Each sub-chapter was given a good title and with sessions named with the characters' to tell the story. The whole story flows beautifully and develops to the highly intensive ending victory.

Along the story, the motivative les
Nov 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
(book, DVD, fiction)
a. I’ve watched the movie more than once so that in itself has to say something about this marvelously done movie and book. While the cover shows a football game, this story is not particularly about football. It’s about loving God in the midst of trials when things seem hopeless. Someone had asked Grant’s wife if she would still love God even if she might never have a child. After yet another negative pregnancy test, she tells God “I’ll still love you.”
b. The main character
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Loved the movie also.
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A great book about overcoming odds and winning a state championship.
Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love the movie and the book is great too (includes some stuff not in the movie)! I would highly recommend this to everyone! It provides a great Christ-centered philosophy on life!
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book made me cry. No joke, tears where crawling out of my eyes. The theme of this book is to never give up, to have a positive look on the future and ask God for help when you need him most because he will answer your prayers. This book is about a coach at a high school who is a major christian. His team is not doing so great and hasn't won a game for 2 years. He is about to get fired because of this. On the other hand he has a beautiful wife who helps him succeed. This is an amazing story. ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I know everyone, including myself, went crazy over this movie a few years ago. It was really good. But just as good as the movie was, this book was way better. It was better because I am way more of a book guy than a movie guy. If they never made another movie that would be fine with me. It seems that all they are doing now days is re-making the old ones. I remember bringing this movie home and sitting beside my wife while she cried her way through the tender parts. Yes, it was one of those movi ...more
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn't finish the whole book but I'm at page 189 .. This book is very motivational and inspiring . It has football language so i recommend it to football players to read it .. i can relate to this book a lot because its the same with my school. This book is divided into a game and has different prospectives throughout the book . It may cause confusion but you can sum it up pretty easily .. This book is also religious . "Dear lord, help my husband. Wherever he is, please be with him.(Pg74) " .. ...more
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book!!!!!! Story is one of triumph over great odds because this little football team gave the glory to God win or lose. The writing was just OK but the story made it well worth reading. And the part at the end where the 2 authors who are brothers write about: How Dad Taught us to Face Our Giants is the best part because it's a real story! Real is always better in faith promoting stories! This is a great book for young boys who like football or anyone who likes to see the underdo ...more
Zach Moore
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic. The fact that this book is about the best sport football makes it the best. This book is very christian based and teaches great principles that we need to include in our lives. Facing the Giants is inspirational and shows us that we can do anything with God on our side, and I really like how they show that life will still be hard but will be okay when we turn to God. Everyone should read this book it is amazing.
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