Saturday, February 19, 2011

Review of Do Hard Things!!!

Very rarely do I read a nonfiction book that makes me step back and evaluate my life. I am thankful I found such a book in Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris. I am stunned. This book has caused me to rethink my definition of a teenager and my expectations for myself. I've also come to reconsider the purpose of my blog, my actions, my life...

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 
~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.



Camellia Day said...

I love that book, with a passion!
It made me feel guilty but motivated at the same time!

It has, along with other books, made me rethink a lot about my attitude toward things and God!

Love the review. :]


Sierra said...

I bought this but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.Sierra

Kayla Kross said...

Last March my mom handed me this book as suggested reading material. At first I wasn't very enthused, another one of those books. I sort of put it off until April, and one evening I picked it up out of boredom. The thought provoking questions that it invoked changed my life. Great book!!!

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