I received this book from BookLook for reviewing. All opinions are my own.

The story of David and Goliath is probably one of the most known around the world. It’s a story of bravery that teaches us that we can overcome everything, no matter how large the problem is. Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio is about overcoming fears. What makes this book different is that it doesn’t do it in a cliche way, Louie makes you dig down to find your fears.

You’re Not David in the Story

I’m pretty sure you thought you were David in the story of David and Goliath. I know I have. You know who is David in the story? Jesus is. We can’t beat giants on our own but Jesus can in our behalf. That’s the whole point Louie Giglio makes. The reason we get so crushed by our problems is because we try to do things on our own. That’s why Jesus is there. We have to learn to call out to Him and He can get it done.

Louie also describes what truly makes us afraid. A trivial example (this is my own explanation) could be being afraid of heights. You’re not just afraid of the height but of what would happen if you fell. He makes you think deeply about your fears to see where they truly come from and how to realistically fight them instead of just putting a band-aid.

Overall Thoughts

Overall, it’s a good book especially if you feel overwhelmed by your problems often. It’s not a typical book telling you to overcome your fears but gives some insight on why they happen and realistic ways to overcome them. It’s a good enough book, just not a book I would reach over and read again unless I was truly in the mood for it.


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