Goliath vs. David

Killing A Giant A Whole New Point of View

Children - Grade 4th-6th
30 Pages
Reviewed on 10/15/2014
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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Many readers are familiar with the Biblical story of David and Goliath, the story of a young shepherd boy who defeats a giant with a rock and a sling shot. There is, however, another side to that story, the side that comes from Goliath's brother, Lahmi. The race of giants, the Rephaim, believed in a religion called Shade. The people of the Shade religion believed in the power of their dead ancestors who bring blessings upon the living. Come learn the famous story in a new light from a man who eventually started to believe in his enemy's God, after the death of his brother.

Goliath vs. David, written by Jim Kay, is essentially the same story as the familiar Biblical version of David and Goliath, but with a new perspective and narrator. Many Christians only learn what the biblical text states or what is taught to them; they don't know the behind the scenes bits and pieces of the stories. Who wouldn't want to know about one of the most famous fights in history? Even people who are not religious by nature know of this story. Author Jim Kay offers readers the chance to get to know the family of the giant Goliath through one of his siblings, Lahmi. A reader can expect to gain knowledge of the personalities, history, and physical descriptions of both Goliath and David, details they may not have known before. Goliath vs. David is an exciting new book for children and adults alike to read and enjoy.