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Summary

A generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution."

A growing movement of young people is rebelling against the low expectations of today's culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God. And Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge. 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. Then they map out five powerful ways teens can respond for personal and social change.

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 an already happening teen revolution challenges a generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

©2008 Alex Harris and Brett Harris (P)2008 Books on Tape

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"Alex and Brett Harris are two extraordinary young men with a revolutionary message. 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, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

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  • Timothy E. Peak
  • 02-09-16

Thank God for these Young Men!

Alex and Brett are a God send to the young people of our society! Every young person should at least read this book to know that there is a alternative lifestyle to that which is portrayed on TV, movies, and the Internet. This book is proof that there is Great hope for the world in which we live. Thank you Alex and Brett for your courage and strength in God!!

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  • Karen
  • 01-08-12

Inspirational

I enjoyed this book because it made me want to do something about what I believe in.

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  • Todd
  • 06-11-17

A must read. Teen or not.

An essential teen challenge and no less important for any parent to read. Don't pass it up.

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  • Aaron
  • 24-08-16

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Probably and most definitely of the best/most beneficial books anyone could read or listen too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-18

Encouraging for all ages

I bought this book to prepare myself for my sons' teenage years even though they are only 6 & 3. I found encouragement in it for myself as well.

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  • Leiloni Schulz
  • 15-05-18

for all young people

All teens and young people, and those who work with young people should read this book.

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  • Charles West
  • 01-03-18

Great for anyone who thinks there is more out there and those that don't

Great concepts presented in an encouraging manner with specific direction. Must read for teens and parents of teens.

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  • SapphireEclipse
  • 14-10-16

Even better the second time

I read do hard things before with my youth group when I was 20. It was very good then but listening to it 5 years later is even better. As a 25 year I got more out of this than half of my teens in youth group. But I think that's okay. I think even as a young adult I can still rebel against low expectations.

You won't be disappointed in getting this book! :D

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  • 30-09-16

A must read book for any teenager!

My 10 and 13-year- old kids started listening begrudgingly. Soon, they were asking to continue. This important concept would not have resonated with them in the same way if an adult had written it. I'm so thankful to Brett and Alex for sharing their insights. Not to mention, I'm inspired to do hard things too!

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  • Casey
  • 09-08-16

Life Altering!!!!

I am 40 years old and this book has opened my eyes to things in my life that I need to change so that I can do hard things!!!