6.28.2016

Book Review | Do Hard Things

Author: Alex and Brett Harris
Series: Do Hard Things book 1
Genre: Non-fiction
Published: 2008
Publisher: Multnomah
Pages: 306
Age Group: 12 +



                                           
A generation stands on the brink of a “rebelution.”
Written when they were 18 years old, Do Hard Things is the Harris twins’ revolutionary message in its 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.                     


First off, let me just tell you that Do Hard Things is a life-changing book! I wish every teen and even older people could get their hands on this book at some point. You can't come away from it without wanting to do something with what you just learned. It's so nice to find a book for teens that is actually relevant for teens because it's written by teens! Each chapter is packed with important messages for young people living in today's culture. The inspiring yet simple message to rebel against today's low expectations for teenagers will certainly stir you to do something for God, because even "small hard things" are important! I thought it was pretty sad what the world expects from today's teenagers. People expect them to get and trouble and rebel and only do one chore a week. Seriously! Then the book points out that 150 years ago, 11 and 13 and 15-year-olds were responsible for so much more than many adults do today! The point isn't to make you feel guilty, it's to inspire you that you can rise above the world's ideals and meet God's ideals for your life, whatever they might be. This book definitely challenged and inspired me for the better. I would recommend it for teens and older people alike! 10 out of 10 hearts- ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

** I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review** 

16 comments:

  1. I love this book so much too!!! It challenged me a lot as well. I should read it again. ;) And I'm so excited that you started using Blogging For Books! It is AWESOME to get free books. =)

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    1. I'm glad you like this book too, Hannah! It's definitely one to keep and re-read. ;)
      And I'm so glad for free books too! *high fives* It is totally awesome for free books that show up at your door!

      Thank you for all your sweet comments, Hannah! =)

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  2. I appreciated reading your thoughts on this book! It really challenged me when I read it too - and as you said, it's so refreshing to read a book for teens by teens.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I'm so glad you have read this book. It's a nice change of pace from the typical "teen advice" books out there!

      I always enjoy reading your lovely comments, and thank you so much for following my blog as well! <3

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  3. Going to have to read it!

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    1. I hope you are able to read this book soon too, Vanessa!
      Thank you for reading and commenting. =)

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  4. I'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK.

    I almost read it for school last year, but my mom assigned some different books instead, so I'll probably end up reading it this year. Pretty sure she owns it, so it should be easy to get my hands on.

    Little scared of reading it, though. It'll probably be convicting. Which is what I NEED, but isn't what I always want to hear. Oh well. I'm excited. :D

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. I had heard so much about it before I actually read it too! Everyone kept telling me to read it, so when I saw I could get it for free through Blogging for Books, I was so excited. :D

      I understand what you mean--about halfway through, I was like "I can't un-read this, and this is so convicting!" But you're already doing amazing things, Katie Grace-- like writing a book!! ;)

      Thank you so much for your comment! =)

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  5. This is an amazing book! It was hard to read, because it was so convicting...and it challenged me in areas that scared me. =) I think every Christian teen should read this book once a year..and examine how they can do hard things for Jesus. =) I am glad you enjoyed it too!

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    1. I'm glad you have read this, Hosanna! You are right- it is very convicting and challenging in many ways. That is a great idea to read it at least once a year!

      Thank you for your lovely comments! =)

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  6. I LOVED this book so much and I think I've read it wayyy too many times to count. Since I homeschool my siblings I'm requiring it for their first year of High School because seriously - it's a must read!

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    1. Yay for another fan! =) I just got it last month, and I'm already flipping through it again! That is awesome that you homeschool your siblings, and this is most certainly a must-read for high school.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Love this book so much!! I've read it twice!! So challenging and also encouraging!!
    -Katie

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    1. That's great that you like this book too!
      Thank you for commenting! :)

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  8. That book is so good and inspiring.

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    1. It definitely is!
      Thanks for your comment, Clare! =)

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