In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Louie Giglio, pastor at Passion City Church and original visionary of the Passion movement. They discuss the following questions:
- What is the plot shift in this book?
- What issues are young people 8 to 12 facing today that you are most hopeful that they will be encouraged by through what you wrote in this book?
- What advice would you share for preaching or discipling parents to wrestle with their own giants?
- How can the giant of addiction manifest itself in kids 8 to 12 today?
- How can this book impact the spiritual and emotional health of the entire family?
“When you are talking about the greatness of God and creation, your best audience for that is kids.”
“If you can start talking about anger when you are 11 and not when you are 41, why wouldn’t you want to start doing that?”
“The big twist is understanding that we are not David in the story of David and Goliath, and if there is anytime to make that shift it is when you are talking to a 9 to 12 year old.”
“Jesus is David in the story of David and Goliath, and Jesus through His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God has already taken down every single giant.”
“Most 9 and 10 year olds are already struggling with anxiety on some level.”
“The very best thing a parent can do for their kids is to get help.”
“How will our kids see Jesus glorified? By letting Him bring forth victory in our life.”
“If we preach the Word week by week by week, we will be calling people up to who they are and calling people up to the giants that are standing right in front of them.”
“If Mom and Dad fall in love with Jesus and have a revival, then the kids are going to get to watch revival.”
“If you look at a household of young teens, you will see a lot of habits that are simply coping mechanisms and that is addiction.”
“Addiction is saying I don’t think Jesus can help me with this so I want to find another lane to get in to help me cope, and those seeds are sown at ages 9 to 11.”