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Tuesday, April 01, 2008


blog tour: do hard things

Do Hard Things - Amazon Book BombWhen the invitation came to do another book review, my immediate thought was, No time. But then I read the book's title: Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations.

I have teenagers. I hate low expectations. So I accepted the invitation and waited for my book. When it came, I was interested to discover that the authors, Alex and Brett Harris, are the twin sons of Gregg and Sono Harris, homeschooling pioneers I've heard in person, and the brothers of Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Good-bye. Somehow, being familiar with their family made me feel I already knew the boys. I assumed they'd tackle their chosen topic with the same passion their brother and parents had always shown, and I wasn't disappointed.

I'll be honest and tell you that I'm only half-way through the book. But this is a book I'll not only finish, I'll pass along. My daughter has already informed me she's the first in line. I'm grateful.

Summary:

With over 10 million hits to their website TheRebelution.com, 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.

With over 10 million hits to their website TheRebelution.com, 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.

Alex and Brett Harris founded TheRebelution.com in August 2005 and today at age 19 are the most popular Christian teen writers on the Web. The twins are frequent contributors to Focus on the Family’s Boundless webzine, serve as the main speakers for the Rebelution Tour conferences, and have been featured in WORLD magazine, Breakaway, The Old Schoolhouse, and the New York Daily News. Alex and Brett live near Portland, Oregon.


Want to win a copy of Do Hard Things? Leave a comment on this post and you'll be included in the drawing later this week.

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11 Comment:

At 4/15/2008 6:08 PM, Blogger Lynetta had this to say ...

I have a teenage daughter and another who soon will be! I'd love a chance to win the book. Thanks for letting me know about it!

 
At 4/15/2008 6:38 PM, Blogger Kim had this to say ...

Oh yeah, I'm totally in! I'd love to read this book. :) Thanks for the chance.

 
At 4/15/2008 7:52 PM, Blogger Curlyqfun had this to say ...

I'll enter this contest. Thanks for letting me know.

 
At 4/16/2008 1:25 AM, Blogger Kari had this to say ...

Shannon, Ooh! Pick me, pick me! I need this NOW! (gosh, don't I seem like Veruca from Willy Wonka~) Sorry!

How about, pretty please put my name in the drawing for this very timely book. signed Mom of two teenage sons :)

 
At 4/16/2008 1:48 AM, Blogger Naomi had this to say ...

Oh please enter me...I think this would be great for my teenage sister and Of course I'll read it first. NAomi

 
At 4/17/2008 9:00 AM, Anonymous Pam had this to say ...

I'd like a chance at this book. It sounds like a good one.

 
At 4/17/2008 11:18 AM, Anonymous mandi had this to say ...

Ohh I will definitely enter this drawing. I love therebelution.com!

 
At 4/17/2008 6:07 PM, Blogger Fran had this to say ...

While I'd defintately enjoy owning a copy of this book I'd be satisfied if one of my dear and lovely friends would loan it to me... ;)

 
At 4/17/2008 8:22 PM, OpenID tylertexaslyn had this to say ...

Count me in- still trying to figure out how to do the hard things as an adult! :)

 
At 4/17/2008 10:47 PM, Anonymous magalie had this to say ...

Hi! Finally, a book that takes the MySpace generation's mediocrity head-on. Well, I don't think my generation (X-gen and our Atari/Nintendo culture) did much to set a good example either.

I can't believe how mediocre society is, or maybe now that I have Jesus again, I see it all so differently. Thank you Jesus!

 
At 4/19/2008 10:07 PM, Blogger Courtney had this to say ...

Please enter me! thanks

 

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