Thursday, April 17, 2008

Do Hard Things--Teens Fighting Low Expectations

Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris is a must-read for all teens and their parents. The first paragraph reads,
Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last.
Well, we do.

These two boys have walked the walk. They moved across country when they were only sixteen to intern at the Alabama Supreme Court. At seventeen, they directed the grass-roots campaign for Alabama state politicians. They "recruited teenagers at almost every level of the capaign and encouraged them to take on high-level responsibility.... By the time the campaign was over, teens had not only worked tousands of hours on the campaign, but had also put together the largest grass-roots operation in any Alabama race that season."

What did you do last summer?

These nineteen-year-old homeschooled twins want to challenge their entire generation to do "hard things." Society doesn't expect much from teens, but that doesn't mean teens aren't capable. Alex and Brett want to challenge you to change the world. "It's about something God is doing in the hearts and minds of our generation.... It's about rebelling against low expectations."

Join the Rebelution!

I'm giving away a copy, so leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.


Vickie said...

This sounds like a great book and very timely for today's teens. I'd love to win a copy for my seventeen-year-old son.

Karen Eve said...

Sounds great and inspirational. I would love to win a copy for my 16 year old great-niece who is living with us now and has come to know Jesus in the process.

Brett Harris said...

Melanie, I'm commenting for two reasons: (1) to thank you for your kind review, and (2) to ask whether you'd be willing to post your review on the book's page?

What you've shared would be very helpful to people considering whether to purchase the book, and it would be a great blessing to Alex and me for even more people to read it.

In Christ Alone,
Brett Harris

Janna said...

Please enter me in this - this book is sorely needed in today's world!

ryanx6 at msn dot com

stampedwithgrace said...

I would like my teens to read this book! sounds like the Harris boys are making a great impact.

Robin Johns Grant said...

Wow, this sounds amazing. Actually, most adults aren't even challenged to get involved in the world around them and do this sort of thing! If we started off with teens who were so responsible, the world would probably be a better place.

Grateful Gramma said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

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bigguysmama said...

My girls would love this book. Heck, anyone with teenagers should have them read it! From what all the bloggers are saying about this book, it's a must read. I'll be telling the youth pastor about it! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

In Him,


Missy Tippens said...

Melanie, thanks so much for the recommedation! It sounds like an excellent book.

Please enter me in the drawing. I have 2 teens and an almost teen. :)

missytippens [at] aol [dot] com

Laura Beth said...

I have four teen age sons, and we work hard at expressing this very thing. I would love to read this book and have it for my boys to read over the summer. They need to be motivated by this type of influence, as apposed to most of what they witness in today’s generation!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Laura Beth~