Hey guys. So yall know normally when I have a new book in from a publisher, it's through the Thomas Nelson booksneeze programme. But not this time! Nope, this time it's from the Multnomah Press, and this time I got an amazing, life - shaping, game - changing book, called "Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations." by Alex and Brett Harris. This is an AMAZING book. It focuses mostly on simply NOT settling for mediocrity in your everyday life. For pushing the borders, expanding horizons, and reaching past what you're Ã¢â¬Ësupposed' to do and into what you SHOULD be doing.
I actually read it for the first time about two years ago, but I had since nearly forgotten everything. But when I read this again, I was personally really convicted about the way I act. As a Christian, I could always be doing more- that's okay. I'll never have it right. But this book made it especially clear to KEEP GOING. Don't let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do. This book I loved enormously and I give it five out of five stars. I definitely recommend it.
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This is the only book of those listed that I actually read before giving it to a young man in our church for memorizing the books of the Bible. I am the Birthday Nana in our church and that is why I stock up on children's books of all ages up to 16 to give each one a good book for his/her birthday. It is a great way to shop and read a little about each book as I cannot get out to shop these days.
This is a must read for every parent of a teen and youth worker! Obviously it would be great if we could get every teen to read it and embrace it's message, but at the very least lets have adults in these teens lives that understand what a disservice we do to them by having such low expectations of them. Teens are capable of so much more than we (and they) realize! Let's help inspire and encourage them down the road of radical obedience and see what they can do!