Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers – Book Review
Our kids face more pressure and stress than ever before. Issues such as fear, jealousy, loneliness, and anxiety seem like giants standing in the way of the joy-filled childhood and adolescence we want them to have. In Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers, pastor Louie Giglio shows kids that only God can help them defeat those giants—and He will.
Louie Giglio, the director of the Passion Movement that has reached more than a million young people, shares Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers, a children’s book about facing fears and overcoming adversity by relying on God.
This hardcover book is adapted for middle-grade readers, ages 8 to 12, from the national bestseller Goliath Must Fall, which has sold over 200,000 copies. Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers includes chapters that correspond with each chapter of the original Goliath Must Fall, making it perfect for families to read together with their kids. It has practical tools and thought-provoking activities such as reflection questions with writing space to help kids learn strategies to surrender their fears, overcome bad habits, and let go of the comforts this world tells them they have to have. This book is also a great purchase for kids who are struggling with stress, anxiety, technology addiction, or other troubles and for fans of Louie’s other children’s books, Indescribable and How Great Is Our God
While addressing the struggles kids face today with temptation, social media comparisons, and anxiety, Louie Giglio reveals a surprising twist in the David and Goliath story that might just change everything about the way we see Jesus and how to conquer the giants in our lives.
Since this book is geared toward kids, I had my 8-year-old daughter read it and write her own little review:
I think Goliath Must Fall is a pretty good book. My favorite chapter is chapter two because it talks about when Louie was at a summer camp. He said he became a counselor. Your giants like fear, anger, and addictions are dead because Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but they can still hurt your life. As a counselor at night, he would go look for venomous snakes (which I think is good) and kill them. Then they would bury the head so nobody got hurt. The snakes were dead but the head was still deadly. We have to do that with sins like fear and anger.
I hope you will all enjoy this book!