Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Book Tour Plus Giveaway! - Do Hard Things

Do you have teens in your house? Do you work with teens? Know a teen? I have a must-read book for you.

The next generation stands on the brink of a

Do Hard Things
A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

by Alex and Brett Harris

I am so excited to be part of the Blog Book Tour for Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris. This book blew me away when I read it, and it will be Mom-required reading for my high-schooler this summer.

My man and I have often discussed our frustration with the complacency, little motivation, and lack of effort among teens in general today, as well as the low expectations of society (be it schools, clubs, and yes, even churches). This book is a great antidote to that, and will challenge your teen to view his or her teen years in a whole new way.

Alex and Brett have been featured in the New York Times, World Net Daily, and World. Their Rebelution Tour is hitting cities across the country, challenging teens to not meet but exceed our culture’s low expectations for teens.

Whether you are a teen, you parent a teen, or you just know a teen, this book is an essential read.

I'm delighted that the publisher provided a copy for me to give to one of you! Please leave a comment by Friday at 12 Noon CDT and I will use a random number generator to choose and post the winner Friday afternoon.

You can also purchase the book here.


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.
Join Alex & Brett in encouraging our teens to Do Hard Things!

UPDATE: Friday 2:30 p.m.

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 1
Timestamp: 2008-04-18 19:23:02 UTC
Congratulations to samismom22! Email me your address, Sandy, and I'll send the book your way!


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Anonymous said...

Sounds like my kind of book!! Even if I don't win, thanks for making me aware of this book. Sounds like a must read!
That is what I love about blogging, I find out so much useful info!
Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I don't have a teenagers, but the book sounds fabulous. I worked with teenagers for years, and I've often thought that a great motivator for Christian teens would be to take all the "rebellion" they have pent up inside and channel it toward the things of God. After all, Jesus was the ultimate radical. He did nothing expected of Him, yet He did everything God wanted.

ChRlswfe4Jesus said...

The book sounds very interesting. I have found that there is something with the age of 13 and rebellion. Dawn

HSB Suzanne said...

Hi Linda,

Please enter my name in the giveawy! I don't have a teenager... yet. But this sounds like an awesome book!

(Just fyi, I blogged about it but don't know how much "traffic" my lil ol' blog will cause. :) )

Here's my email... in case you need it. (fingers crossed and grinning to self) :) roseinthemorningNOSPAM AT comcast DOT net (please remove NOSPAM and change AT and DOT to the correct symbols.) Thanks, Linda!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I would absolutely love to read this book!

Kandi said...

Hi Linda,

I would love to get the book, after reading the blog about a year or so ago I wrote "Do the Hard Things" on my bathroom mirror in eye liner pencil......

Cheryl said...

I would love to win this book. I am going to challenge our youth leaders to use it to challenge our youth group.

Xandra said...


I tagged you over at my blog if you want to participate!


Sue Cramer said...

Looks good, I will have to check it out!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Sounds like an excellent read..i'll have a teen next year :(

Boom said...

I have a sweet little pre-teen niece...and a four-year-old going on fourteen!! It sounds like an amazing book.