Overcoming Obstacles And Seizing Opportunities
by Steve Lawson
Published December 1st 2014
The story of David and Goliath has become an almost universal underdog story; but in reality, Goliath never stood a chance.
In "Giant Killers," emotional intelligence speaker, consultant, and author Steve Lawson identifies the five vital emotional and social skills David possessed: identity, discipline, graciousness, action, and hope. When combined with the power of God's grace, these strengths made it possible for David to defeat Goliath, build a mighty army out of social rejects, and establish the greatest kingdom in the history of Israel.
We all face giants in our lives, if not as literally as David did. But like David, we can overcome any challenge, seizing with confidence the opportunities God places in our path. "Giant Killers" teaches you how to do so, providing a foundation on which you can build success after success. It all begins with you-and your willingness to trust in God's grace.
I will admit it. I don't read a lot of non-fiction outside of history and a few other subjects, like crafting, that I am interested in. But when I got the chance to read Giant Killers, well, I felt a little nudge. Believe me, I have a few giants in my life, including ones I've probably created myself.
Giant Killers is an easy to read, often funny and sometimes poignant, book filled with Biblical insight and practical thoughts on overcoming obstacles, hearing God's voice and stepping out of our comfort zones to follow His plan for us instead of our own. Steve Lawson also has some very important words for those in leadership roles.
As I read this book I found myself laughing, analyzing myself and the situations I find difficult right now, and I definitely felt convicted. Steve Lawson has a way of getting to the root of things without making the reader feel judged.
We all have giants in our lives and Giant Killers is a book I highly recommend reading, whether you are 16 or 60.
A former small-business owner and church planter, Steve Lawson recently stepped down as the senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Greenville, Texas, to focus on his writing, speaking, and leadership training activities.
He holds a doctor of strategic leadership degree from Regent University, a master of divinity degree from The King’s University, an MBA from Amberton University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Texas.
Lawson owns Leadership Transformation Inc., providing emotional intelligence training and consulting to organizations of all sizes. More information on his consulting services is available at www.leadershiptransformation.net. An avid blogger and writer, Lawson is available for speaking engagements in churches, seminars, and conferences. You can contact him at www.stevelawson.us.
He and his wife, Karen, live in Greenville, Texas. They are the parents of three grown daughters.