About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants by Louie Giglio: Review & Giveaway

Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants

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.

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.

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
Has practical tools and thought-provoking activities 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
Is 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.


This is a children’s book about facing fears and overcoming adversity by relying on God and it is very relevant during this time of a worldwide pandemic. Young people fear this virus and they miss going to school and being with their friends so any anxiety, loneliness, and uncertainty they already feel has certainly increased! To help them, Pastor Louie Giglio has written a book to assure them that the same God who helped David defeat a giant named Goliath is still here to help them defeat the giants they are facing.

There are quotes to highlight and and thoughts to ponder but Giglio doesn't talk over the heads of kids reading this book. Goliath Must Fall is easy to understand but it still accomplishes what Giglio intended: young people will be encouraged and motivated to stand up to the problems they are facing, to put on the Armor of God, and to "use the sword by reading God's Word and memorizing verses that focus on God's power and peace." I especially like that there are personal experiences and Bible references to increase their understanding and specified blank pages for them to jot down their own thoughts.

This book targets readers 8-12 but it is a valuable resource for all of us who want to grow in our Christian faith! I recommend Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers to all who have young people in their lives and I believe that it would be a wonderful addition to your church library.

I accepted a copy of this book from the publisher. There was absolutely no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church and the original visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. 

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged people at events across the US and around the world, and it continues to see eighteen- to twenty-five-year-olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of living for God’s glory. 

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife, Shelley, lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, Passion Publishing, and the Passion Global Institute. 

Louie is the national bestselling author of Not ForsakenGoliath Must FallHow Great Is Our GodIndescribableThe ComebackThe Air I Breathe, and I Am Not But I Know I Am. 

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 You can learn more at his Website or by following him on Facebook   Twitter  Instagram    


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