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A View from the Front Porch

Overcoming Our Giants

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Although all of us face difficult circumstances, some people seem to receive more than their fair share of pain and suffering. Even if you feel like life throws the heaviest challenges your way, you have the chance to make essential choices that either hinder your spiritual journey or enable you to walk confidently in faith, despite the giants that you face.

In A View from the Porch: Overcoming Our Giants, author Deb Weisen shares life-changing stories of hope and encouragement that bring insight and revelation into whatever struggle or hardship you may be experiencing. Without whitewashing the truth or pretending that suffering isn’t real, Deb explores how you can change your entire view of life by refocusing your eyes on Christ. After finding herself stuck on the porch of despair, Deb learned to “look up,” and through each chapter of spiritual truth, she will inspire you to do the same.

​For over twenty years, this book has been written in Deb's mind and heart, and now you can share in her treasures of wisdom gained from a life of joy, heartache, and the victory of Jesus. From Christ-centered observations to lessons learned from her own children, the stories within Deb's motivational work will bring you to tears, fill you with laughter, and give you the courage to press on. Discover how you can hear the voice of God in any season, situation, or place, even your own porch.

It's time to live with great expectation that triumphs over thoughts of fear and doubt.


With A View from the Porch, you will begin to

Look up,

Rise up, &

Conquer the giants in your life!



This book is a captivating 107 pages which, at first glance, I thought I would read in a couple of sittings. As I read through the first 2 chapters, I found myself being challenged to ponder the questions she asked the reader and to evaluate my own walk with God and the "giants" I face.   My favorite chapters are her account of time in Sri Lanka. Her realization of how big a God we actually serve and how small her perspective of him was brought tears to my eyes and I realized I have the same small perspective most of the time. 


I highly recommend this book as a fantastic personal read but also as
a great book club or Bible study group book. Lots of content to discuss with others for additional insights.

Powerful!  I was going to read this book one chapter a day. However, I could not put it down!! I laughed through some chapters, cried through others and felt encouraged and challenged through them all. Beautifully written.



If you’re looking for help with facing a giant in your life, this Just may be the book for you. It is an easy read, with the author being real and upfront with her many giants she’s had to face and came out victorious on the other side. She backs it up with scripture. It helped encourage me as I was facing a giant at the time I was reading it.



This compelling book will have you alternately laughing and crying as the author shares stories from her life. Great advice from a life lived well. My only complaint is that the book was too short.

I absolutely LOVED this book! It was very honest, very touching....and wonderful reminders to trust God in all situations.... Keep our eyes focused on the Lord and not just our own situations. "God is the Creator of everything and therefore has a creative solution to every problem". I love that!!


This is a great read. The author was honest and vulnerable using personal stories on how to look up and rise above the the tragedies and disappointments in life, rather than being stuck in the circumstances. It was very inspirational and brings hope that you can get through tough times.



In this easy to read book, the author uses personal, family illustrations on how to overcome difficult situations in life that can distort our view of God. It is written with a refreshing honesty and transparency that will be an encouragement to others facing challenging situations.


Deb and her husband


When I think about all that God has created and all he wants to do for you and me, I stand in awe.  Together, let's revel in the freedom he gives and the power he has to break every chain.  Let's come together and realize that every day we choose our attitude and we choose whom we will trust. 


David said, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." 
1 Samuel 17:45


  • What giants do you need to face down?

  • What fear or addiction do you need help walking through?

  • What situation has your entire focus and is sucking your energy?

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