Book review & Giveaway
Don’t let anyone think less of you
because you are young.
Be an example to all believers.
1 Timothy 4:12 NLT
Alex and Brett Harris wrote, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations, when they were just 18 and inspired countless teens worldwide to become rebelutionaries and live their lives with purpose. Now the Harris brothers follow that success with, Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are, which is a companion book for those who want to “do hard things”, but don’t quite know how or where to begin.
As a youth leader, this book excited my heart. Positive teen role models are hard to find in the media. Positive teen role models who help teens build their own self-esteem are in seriously short supply. In, Start Here, Alex & Brett Harris offer constructive ideas for doable “Hard Things”; provide practical guidance for planning and starting a “Hard Things” project; offer suggestions for enlisting aid from friends, family and church members; and, include testimonies from other kids doing “Hard Things”.
Adults, don’t think this book is just for kids. We are called to do “Hard Things”, too. If you don’t know what they might look like or where you should start, this book might just be for you.
If you would like a chance to win a free copy of Start Here, be sure to tell me in the comment section that you wish to be entered in the drawing. The drawing will close at 12 noon, Sunday, March 21st, 2010. A winner will be chosen from among the entrants by using a random number generator. I will post the winner on this blog entry and send him/her a congratulatory email.
Linda, from, Mocha with Linda, had the joy of interviewing Alex & Brett Harris. She wrote a riveting interview and shared it on her website a few days ago. If you are interested in this book, please don’t miss it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
UPDATE: 03.21.10 — The Giveway closed at 12 noon. The random number generator picked #7, which is Melli. Congratulations, Melli. I hope you enjoy your book!