Book Review: Giant Killers {by Steve Lawson}

Giant Killers book review on“The story of David and Goliath has become an almost universal underdog story; but in reality, Goliath never stood a chance.”

In his book, Giant Killers, Steve Lawson paints a picture easy for anyone to recognize. We each have giants in our lives — certain roadblocks or fears or challenges — that are seemingly too large to overcome. They are Goliaths.

“Too many times it is fear that incapacitates us and keeps us from realizing our full potential—not lack of skill, not lack of opportunity, not lack of money or influence. It is fear and its paralyzing grip that threatens to keep people from trusting and obeying God.”

But then there is David. Lawson lays out five characteristics of David that helped him overcome his giant (Goliath). Interweaving personal stories between clear Biblical teaching, he discusses:

  1. Identity
  2. Discipline
  3. Graciousness
  4. Action
  5. Hope

Mastering these elements (plus, of course, God’s power) enabled David to conquer and get past his huge, fearful situation. He obeyed God and succeeded.

Initially, I didn’t have much confidence in the wisdom of this book — solely because of the tone the beginning of the book took. It almost seemed he was writing it in retaliation of those who hurt him (see “Haters Gonna Hate” section in Chapter 1). However, I was able to get past that, give the benefit of the doubt and not be biased toward the rest of the book.

I appreciate how Lawson consistently references scripture within each section. This helped give validity to his teaching as well as gave me reference points to return to in my future studies.

Giant Killers is a short book, but it’s chock full of thought-provoking ideas which give the reader a foundation on which to stand and conquer his or her giants.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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