Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Explore the power of the underdog in Malcolm Gladwell's dazzling examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he have? In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw---David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
This is a retelling of the chapter of the Bible, 1 Samuel 17. It is written in fun, rhythmical poetry. This retelling is accurate to the Biblical text, and yet full of bright illustrations to keep the children engaged while the story is read. It is meant for an audience of young children from birth to 7 years old, and it is meant to be a tool for parents to use to accurately teach their children the bible in an engaging way.It begins with David still at home watching sheep. He is sent by his father to take supplies to his brothers, who are fighting with King Saul. While at the battle field, he hears the giant, Goliath, threaten the armies of God. David begins to ask questions of the men around him about the situation. His questions and comments are reported to King Saul. Saul has David brought to him, and begins to explain that David cannot fight Goliath because he is too big and a seasoned warrior. David convinces Saul to let him fight the giant. After trying on the armor of King Saul, David decides the armor is too big and bulky. He goes out to face Goliath armed with a sling, a few stones, and his faith in the God of Israel. After exchanging threats, David and Goliath run at each other. David kills Goliath with a single stone by hitting Goliath in the forehead. After the giant tumbles to the ground, David cuts off his head, and the armies of Israel pursue the armies of the Philistines back to their cities. They return and plunder the camp of the Philistines. David puts Goliath's weapons away in his own tent. Saul asks David whose son he is, and David tells him his father is Jesse.
The King’s Library: David and Goliath is a Bible classic brought to life by a colorful cast of quirky Stoof characters, originally conceived by three-year-old Autumn Florica on her DoodlePro. When the Philistine giant Goliath challenges God’s people, all of Israel’s army runs in fear of his might. The battle appears lost, until a shepherd boy named David stands up to Goliath with a sling and a stone to prove that with God, even the smallest person can overcome evil through faith.
The Philistine army has gathered for a vicious war against King Saul and the Israelites. With great suspense, a Philistine giant named Goliath boldly approaches the Israelites presenting a challenge: Defeat him and the Philistines will forever be their slaves; but if the Israelites lose, then they must become slaves to the Philistines. But who would want to defy such a giant, wearing only the finest armor and carrying the sharpest spear? Nearby, a young boy named David is told to bring food to his older brothers in the army. When he arrives, he hears of Goliath's challenge. He offers to face the giant by himself. Goliath is convinced this must be some joke. But don't underestimate young David! Enjoy reading one of the Bible's best stories illustrated in LEGO as a family.
Release on 2017-03-02 | by Kim Mitzo Thompson,Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Author: Kim Mitzo Thompson,Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Pubpsher: Twin Sisters®
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Even though David was a shepherd boy, he wins an unlikely fight with Goliath, the giant. This classic Old Testament story teaches children that anything is possible with God on your side. Using a few stones and a sling shot, David faces Goliath, a giant who is over nine feet tall! David shouts, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty..." With captivating illustrations and easy-to-read text, young readers will find it simple to understand the importance of trusting in God. Titles in the Bible Stories Series include: In the Beginning, Noah and the Ark, Two By Two, Rise and Shine, Jonah and the Whale, Daniel and the Lions’ Den, David and Goliath, The Story of Esther, All About Jesus, Miracles of Jesus, Jesus Loves The Little Children, The Lord Is My Shepherd, and The Easter Story.