Teenagers today scare me. Maybe because my old car got egged a few times, or because they just sort of lurk around drinking beer or because the way they talk to their parents is shocking. Mostly because I know the future of our country and world is in their hands and they seem to live for the pleasure of the moment and have absolutely no self-control. I feel like a fuddy-duddy at age 27.
I know there are some good ones out there and this book is the proof. I learned some history reading it (the concept of teenager is a modern one), was personally challenged myself to "do hard things" and I felt greatly encouraged that the world isn't going to completely fall apart in the next few years.
If you have teenagers or pre-teens I highly recommend this book. Can't recommend it enough, actually. If you don't, I still recommend it, because as they say, it's never too late.
Here's the book information: With over 10 million hits to their website TheRebelution.com, Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge in a growing movement of Christian young people who are rebelling against the low expectations of their culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God.
Written when they were 18 years old, 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 and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact.
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 revolution already in progress challenges the next generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.
Here's the author info: Alex and Brett Harris founded TheRebelution.com 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.
Giveaway: I have a copy of this book to give to one of you! You must have a United States mailing address. Just leave a comment and tell me about a special teen or pre-teen in your life. I'll choose a winner next Tuesday April 22.
Check out the book for yourself.