Do Hard Things A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris, Brett R. Harris


Do Hard Things A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris, Brett R. Harris

The surprising message of Do Hard Things will resonate with young people who sense that they are being lulled into mediocrity by the consumer, me -obsessed values of pop culture. This book is the must-have manifesto for teens who are ready to attempt more and believe more for their lives, starting now. Do Hard Things weaves persuasive arguments from historical and contemporary sources with personal story and biblical principles to expose the negative effects of the myth of adolescence, redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life, and motivate young people to reach for their true potential.


Praise for Do Hard Things Do Hard Things is an extraordinary book. In fact, I believe it will prove to be one of the most life-changing, family-changing, church-changing, and culture-changing books of this generation. I'd love for every teenager to read this book, but I'm just as eager for every parent, church leader, and educator to read it. Randy Alcorn, best-selling author of Heaven and The Treasure Principle This book is one I would recommend to any of my friends, teen or not. If it doesn't help you, you are lying. Carter B., age 14, North Carolina Do Hard Things is so important. It is challenging teenagers to rebel against the low expectations placed on them. And the voices that are asking teens to rise to meet this challenge are voices from their own generation. That thrills me. Chuck Colson, best-selling author of How Now Shall We Live? I love the way it is written. It is crystal clear, to the point, interesting, funny, challenging, encouraging, and an easy read. Lisa R., age 15, Australia Adult expectations for youth are too low. And these twins are out to raise them. Don't adapt to the low cultural expectations for youth. Set high ones. Youth can become examples for adults. Think that way. Dream that way. Or as the Harris brothers would say, Rebel against low expectations. John Piper, best-selling author of Don t Waste Your Life The message of Do Hard Things is going to awaken the dreams and passions of thousands of young people all over the world. How do I know this? This radical, yet relatively simple idea, has changed my life. Erika H., age 18, Michigan In a culture where laziness and ease is often the order of the day for teenagers, Do Hard Things presents a radical and provocative alternative. I heartily recommend this book. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary This book has totally changed the way I think. I recommend it to any and every teen who has a desire to turn their life around and make a difference. Ashley W., age 13, Georgia Alex and Brett capture the passion and potential of our generation perfectly in this book. In Do Hard Thingsthey encourage us to go above and beyond the status quo in everything from schoolwork to serving the poor. This is a truly unique and sorely needed book. Zach Hunter, author of Be the Change and Generation Change This book is amazing. It changes your whole way of thinking. I believe that every single teen needs to buy a copy of this book. Thanks, Alex and Brett for challenging us! Stacie L., age 15, Kentucky This is an important book. And not just for those wanting to launch successfully into adulthood, but also for discontent twenty- and thirty-somethings who long to be catapulted into significance. Ted Slater, editor of Boundless, Focus on the Family I'm not exactly a teenager anymore. But as I was reading I began to see how this can apply to anyone. It's never too late to start. I absolutely cannot wait to suggest this book to the 'kidults

. Matt R., age 26, Georgia Alex and Brett are the real deal and Do Hard Things is a real wake up call, not just for young people, but for all God's people. I can't recommend it highly enough. Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author of the Every Woman's Battle series This book is a wake up call to a generation that is down in the dumps. It's like a coach screaming from the sidelines, You can do it!!! . I'd recommend it to anyone, young or old. Douglas A., age 17, England Do Hard Things is the textbook for anyone who works with teens; it s a philosophical and foundational must-read. Timothy Eldred, executive director of Christian Endeavor International

About the Author

Alex Harris is a photographer, a professor at Duke University, and an editor of DoubleTake Magazine. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Alex and Brett Harris founded in August 2005 and today, at age nineteen, are among the most widely read teen writers on the web. The twins are frequent contributors to the webzine Boundless, serve as the main speakers for the Rebelution Tour conferences, and have been featured nationally on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and The New York Times, as well as in publications like WORLD magazine, Breakaway, and Ignite Your Faith. Sons of homeschool pioneers Gregg and Sono Harris and younger brothers of best-selling author Joshua Harris ( I Kissed Dating Goodbye ), Alex and Brett liv

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 13


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Publication date

19th May 2016



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