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Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
By: Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Harris, Brett
Release Date: 4/30/2008
Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Multnomah Publishers
ISBN: 1601421125
ISBN-13: 9781601421128
UPC: 9781601421128
SKU: 1601421125

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In August of 2005 Alex and Brett Harris started what is now the most popular Christian teen blog on the Internet. They called it The Rebelution and described it as"a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture." They had a message for their generation, but the blog was intended to be seminal--a place to develop thoughts and prepare them for public view. But the ideas wouldn't wait.

Within days Alex and Brett were involved in lively discussion with passionate readers who were intrigued by the concept of "rebelling against rebellion" and wanted to know more. Each new post reflected a more nuanced and persuasive message. 800 posts and 7.2 million hits later, The Rebelution is more than a blog; it's a growing youth movement that has already impacted tens-of-thousands of teens, parents, and youth workers around the globe. Alex and Brett's ministry has given birth to an online community, complete with discussion forums and resource section, as well as a national conference tour. Even with this high level of success, the message of The Rebelution has not been presented in its purest and most compelling form--until now. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations will change that.

Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is the hand book for "rebelutionaries"--teens who are rebelling against pervasive low expectations and reaching for their God-given potential, starting now. The book delivers a creative and empowering cry from the heart of an already-happening teen revolution. Filled with examples from history, the Bible, the authors' personal experiences, contemporary youth culture, and thousands of teens who are choosing a better way, Do Hard Things will reveal...
  • the crippling myth of adolescence and how to break free from its constraints
  • how much young people limit their own potential and how great that potential can be>
  • how to use the teen years as the training ground and launching pad for the rest of life
  • how to rise above complacency and low expectations by stepping outside comfort zones and embracing personal growth
  • the power of new life in Christ to provide the starting point for genuine life change and meaningful social engagement
  • a real-life portrait of what is possible for teens when character, competence, and collaboration join forces
Do Hard Things has the potential to become a formative reading experience for many in this generation--a landmark event that will shape how we think about adolescence; a book that will be read, promoted, cited, and argued about by parents, ministers and teachers for years to come.
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Release Date: April 2008Pages: 256
Language: English
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About the Author
Harris, Alex

Twin brothers Alex and Brett Harris founded www.therebelution.com at the age of 16 and today (10 million hits later) are cited by many as the most popular Christian teen bloggers on the web. At 19 years old they are frequent authors for Focus On The Family's young adult Webzine, Boundless, and have been profiled in numerous publications including the New York Daily News, WORLDMagazine, and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. They launched The Rebelution Tour, an annual series of one-day conferences for parents and teens, in 2006.

Prior to heading up The Rebelution, Alex and Brett distinguished themselves in high school speech and debate, combining for six national titles in two years, including championships in interpretive, platform, and impromptu events.

The brothers also benefit from an unusual—for their age—legal and political experience. At age 16 they were accepted as the youngest interns on record at the Supreme Court of Alabama. The following spring they were hired as grassroots directors for four statewide judicial campaigns.

They are sons of homeschool pioneer and author Gregg Harris and the younger brothers of Joshua Harris, pastor, speaker and best-selling author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye (more than 1,000,000 copies sold). Alex and Brett live with their parents and younger siblings in the Pacific Northwest.

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