Do Hard Things

Do Hard Things

A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

by Alex Harris, Brett Harris, Chuck Norris (Foreword)
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Hardcover, 242 pages
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The next generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution."

With over 16 million hits to their website, Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge in a growing movement of Christian young people who are rebelling against the low expectations of their culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God.

Written when they were 18 years old, Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.

Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact.

Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of revolution already in progress challenges the next generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

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  A Needed Message -- for Teenagers and Adults
Daniel of OR, 12/31/2011
Our culture is expecting less and less of young people, and this book is a good reminder of what is possible for young adults who take their calling as a Christian seriously.

The book is well-written, with clear, practical points and interesting stories to illustrate them. This quote from the book sums up the message pretty well:

"Of course sometimes we like being able to do things we know we shouldn't do--or getting away with less than our best. We excuse our choices because that's what teens are supposed to do or by thinking, 'Well, I'm not as bad as some people I know.' We go with the crowd. We do what comes easily; we certainly don't do hard things.

"The consequence? We waste some of the best years of our lives and never reach our full God-given potential. We never attempt things that would stretch, grow, and strengthen us. We end up weak and unprepared for the amazing future that could have been. We like the freedom low expectations give us, but we're really being robbed."

I highly recommend "Do Hard Things" to both teen-agers and adults. It's so easy to be satisfied with doing less than your best, and this book will either provide an inspiring reminder of what you already believe, or a wake-up call to the possibilities your life holds.
  Do Hard Things
HappyHomemaker of Oregon, 4/18/2011
This is an easy to read, fire-lighting book. The Harris twins are firmly rooted in the Bible, and are obviously on fire for Him. Be prepared to be challenged to do YOUR hard things, and excel in what God has put before you.
I have enjoyed this book several times, and would highly recommend it for anyone from pre-teen to eighty!