Saturday, February 19, 2011
Review of Do Hard Things!!!
This book is THAT good. You don't want to miss it.
Society's expectations for teenager are very low. The world expects us to party, fool around, and basically be worthless until we're in our twenties... or early forties... Lazy kids magically transform into stagnant "kidults".
We need to wake up and live for God. Dare to be different. Reach for the potential God has graciously put into our lives. Rebel against society's expectations about how we should live.
Welcome to the rebelution.
Alex and Brett Harris (names sound familiar? Try I Kissed Dating Goodbye by their older brother, Joshua Harris. Another good book) have written this book perfectly for teens. The writing is clear and to the point, and this book is chalk full of amazing stories of teens stepping up to the plate and beyond by doing hard things. The style of the writing is simple, but its message is profound. Defy the standards, break away from the normal, and do hard things. It is a challenge for teens to reevaluate their standard of what they, as teens, should be. It is a challenge to actually do hard things. It is a challenge to continue doing those hard things.
I highly recommend this book to teens and adults alike. Even though this book is geared towards teenagers, I believe this book's message is also relevant to adults today. As this book shows, people of all ages can do amazing things with God leading them. It is an awesome gift to give a teenage friend or relative.
Go here for the authors' website.
Specifics (from amazon.com):
~Hardcover: 242 pages
~Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 15, 2008)
Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for reviewing purposes.