Saturday, January 10, 2009

The 4th Most Life Changing Book of 2008 is...

The 4th Most Life Changing Book of 2008 is

Do Hard Things

by Alex and Brett Harris


I had to put this book on my Top 8 of 2008 list because of how awesome this book is. Some people would say it should be on my Most Awesome YA list, but no. This is not a book just for Young Adults. Every Christian should read this book - who of us does not revert back to that "teen part" of us that will do the bare minimum in our lives and then we're miserable because of it. It is time to break out of that and to start exceeding the low expectations placed on us!

I was absorbed by this book when I started it and was blown away by it when I was done reading it. I told our church's youth pastor about it and made mention that as wonderful as it is geared towards teens, I think this is the kind of book that every Christian should read to encourage all of us living for God to rebel against low expectations. I loaned him my copy of the book and he put it off for a few months... when he finally read it he finished it in a couple days and then went out of his way to tell me how amazing it it. He plans on buying about 6 copies and circulating them among the youth. I plan on making this my standard graduation gift for people I know. But no matter what you decide to do with it, this is a book that I would strongly suggest getting your hands on, for you and everyone you know :-)

I was not able to reach Alex and Brett with them being away at college now and the Christmas holidays and everything, so I don't have an interview and giveaway - but I wanted to get the word out one more time on this great book!


Alex and Brett Harris founded in August 2005 and today at age 19 are the most popular Christian teen writers on the Web. The twins are frequent contributors to Focus on the Family’s Boundless webzine, serve as the main speakers for the Rebelution Tour conferences, and have been featured in WORLD magazine, Breakaway, The Old Schoolhouse, and the New York Daily News. Sons of homeschool pioneer Gregg Harris and younger brothers of best-selling author Joshua Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye), Alex and Brett live near Portland, Oregon.

A different kind of teen book






1 comment:

Susan Stitch said...

I agree...this is a life changing book for all ages. We actually taught it as a youth group class and had the kids do a variety of somewhat hard was fabulous.