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Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations is a popular Christian book authored by Alex and Brett Harris, founders of The Rebelution. Sara Eekhoff Zylstra shares how brothers Alex and Brett Harris have very different lives six years after writing their bestselling book 'Do Hard. Do Hard Things by Alex Harris, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
On the first day we arrived in the lecture hall, the professor handed out a reading list and what he assured us were the lecture notes for the entire course.
With these in hand, we were told, there was little use in showing up for the rest of the year unless we were really and truly interested in the subject matter. It was not a difficult course, he said, and we could probably do fine if we just turned in the assignments and showed up to write the exam. Needless to say, most of us took this as an opportunity to have an evening to ourselves each week rather than actually sitting through long and boring lectures on a subject that was of little interest.
Also needless to say, most of us earned very poor grades. With such a challenge, many students rose to the challenge.
I know and respect the authors and their family. Alex and Brett Harris are the real deal, Christ-centered young men of character and vision, committed to serving Jesus with humility and excellence. In this God-anointed book, they communicate an exciting and paradigm-shifting vision for teenagers, emphasizing Do Hard Things is an extraordinary book.
In this God-anointed book, they communicate an exciting and paradigm-shifting vision for teenagers, emphasizing joyful self-discipline, collaboration and service. But raising expectations and following Christ wholeheartedly is a refreshing and long-overdue message countless teenagers are longing for and will gladly embrace.
As a volunteer high school coach, I spend lots of time with teenagers and I plan to give them Do Hard Things. It is paradigm-shifting, revolutionary, liberating and hope-instilling. Not only the insights and principles, but the stories of young people cheerfully doing hard things will capture your imagination. God spoke to me and encouraged and challenged me through Do Hard Things. Apr 04, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a fabulous book not only for teens but adults as well.
Do Hard Things is so well written, I'm amazed not to mention impressed that it was penned by two eloquent young adults. It's clear to me that the authors have a great amount of insight and wisdom from personal experience that they have brought to the table with this book.
Everyone wants their teens to do great things. So why not get a copy of this book for your church's youth group and start a rebelution at your church? I loved the This is a fabulous book not only for teens but adults as well. I loved the part of the book where a teen felt saddened when they overheard someone say something like, "Well at least they aren't on drugs.
Our kids these days seem to think that they can just grow up and somehow survive and also afford the fun stuff they can download now while they live at home. So NOT true.
I remind my boys every day about how expensive life is. But even more than that, the culture we live in truly doesn't expect enough from our young people. This book is an encouragement and a launching place for young people to begin changing their lives so they can make an impact on our world today. I wish all teens would read this book. I would take it a step further and even suggest it be required reading for high school students and college freshmen.
These kids need to hear that they can change the world.
Jun 17, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 First off, let me just tell you that Do Hard Things is a life-changing book! 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. Then the book points out that years ago, 11 and 13 and 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! Aug 01, Taymous rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a very different book than what I was used to reading when first picked up. I, for some reason, felt drawn to it.
I ordered it from site and was absolutely blown away by all the wisdom and truth God revealed to me in this book. I can only wish that it was written earlier in my teen years, so I hadn't wasted a second of it. I was incredibly challenged by this book. If it weren't for this book, I wouldn't have been challenged to witness. I know friends who either wouldn't have at all or would waste time on being saved simply because I read this book.
If it weren't for this book, I wouldn't have seen that just because of my age, doesn't mean that my passion for God is real and that it can be used like a pen to paper. I will forever remember this book as the book that led me to God and my future like no other. I recommend it to everyone I ever meet. Teens AND adults. God doesn't run out of plans for you until the day He says, "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Dec 26, Allison Anderson Armstrong rated it really liked it.
Everyone should read this book. It's not a pinnacle of intense, literary writing, but it is full of good truths that people of every age, but especially teens, need to hear. This book challenges complacent Christians with a "good-enough" mindset and reminds us of what Proverbs 1: I thought this book had one too many examples of good-hearted teens starting non-profits and "cause" related groups when I would personally have started with sharing the gospel and placing the emphasis on evangelism.
Causes are fine to support and too many Christians are stingy outside their monthly tithing me included but the most good we can do is give someone the gospel, not just give them a granola bar. Apr 24, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a great book. Although I'm in my mid-twenties I was challenged and encouraged by the things laid out before me.
I've never been one to shy away from doing and living something hard, but this gave me an added boost to tackle the things that God has put before me today and seek Him for greater things that He might have in store for the future. Mar 26, Carlye rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Not only does it give me the inspiration to do hard things, but it also gives reason's why you should do hard things.
Don't just do things for yourself, but do them to honour God. This book makes you rethink how teenagers are living.
Are you living to do the same old thing every day and then die happy? Or are you living to glorify God in everything you do? My favourite part was when Martin Luther King Jr said, "If you are a street sweeper, sweep I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. My favourite part was when Martin Luther King Jr said, "If you are a street sweeper, sweep the streets like Mozart composed music. Sweep the streets like Michelangelo painted.
You may be only a street sweeper, but sweep streets with everything you have. You may think it doesn't matter how you sweep a street. If you are praised for half done jobs, why do it all? This book made me rethink about how I was living. Do I only give some of me, or do I pour my everything into my work?
Now I want to work harder and get things done. Not just little things, but also bigger things. Nov 13, Bryce rated it it was amazing. This book was a very good read and i highly recommend it to anyone my age. The books goal is to challenge you to grab hold of a more exciting option for your teen years than the one portrayed as normal in society today.
There are five specific things listed in the book that teens must do to go against low expectations. Those five things are: Things that are outside your comfort zone.
Most people are trapped in their comfort zone because of fear. Fears are well concealed lies. Things that g This book was a very good read and i highly recommend it to anyone my age. Things that go beyond what is expected or required or raising the bar.
Don't get complacent. Pursue excellence and not excuses. Things that are too big to accomplish alone. The need to collaborate with others because there is strength, to walk with the wise, use technology to grow and the need for support. Things that don't earn an immediate payoff.
Doing small "mundane" things that do not show immediate results is like an exercise routine for the body. It takes time before results show.
Make it a sincere effort even when it seems like unwanted tasks. Things that challenge the cultural norm. Do the right things even when others don't, even when it hurts and take a stand no matter what others think when it is the right thing to do. This book really makes you think about how you act on a daily basis. The book seems to have an impact on your without you even realising it.
It will create a hunger for success in you and make you want to exceed everyone elses expectations of you, not just your own. Apr 27, Loraine rated it it was amazing Shelves: If I could have given this book 10 stars, I would have.
This is a MUST read for every pre-teen, teenager, parent, and even grandparent! Written by nineteen year old twins, Alex and Brett Harris, who developed the "Rebolution" combination of rebellion and revolution when they were 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.
How do I know this? This radical, yet relatively simple idea, has changed my life. I heartily recommend this book. Albert Mohler, Jr.