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‘Do Hard Things’ Book Review February 22, 2013

thTitle: Do Hard Things: A teenage rebellion against low expectations

Author: Alex and Brett Harris

Date I Finished Reading: February 21,2013

My Rating: 5/5

WARNING: If you do not want to be challenged or inspired to step out of your comfort zone and do something, then keep on walking, ’cause that is what this book is gonna do! Do Hard Things is the perfect book for our generation on rebelling against low expectations, and doing something hard, whether it is big or small.

I absolutely loved this book… and needed it too! Alex and Brett discuss very practical, very true points. They speak on things that keep us from striving towards and achieving big things, whether that is lies within the culture and media, or our own pride or fear. They explain to us where our mindsets are wrong, and how WE, teenagers can truly accomplish something amazing, whether it is ourselves individually, or us as a team. One point that I really needed was the reminder and encouragement to keep on doing the small hard things, cheerfully. They say that small things, such as chores, homework, and repetitive, even mundane duties help to strengthen us and to prepare us for the bigger hard things to come.

Alex and Brett did an amazing job on this book. They use humor, personal examples, and also the examples of others to encourage teenagers to stand up and step out. The book was actually fun to read.

I would say that I DEFINITELY recommend this book. Every teenager out there needs to read this and be motivated and encouraged to Do Hard Things.

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Note: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. However, my opinions are my own.

And you can find a copy of this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Do-Hard-Things-Rebellion-Expectations/dp/1601421125/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361544289&sr=8-1&keywords=do+hard+things

 

‘Dug Down Deep’ Book Review September 27, 2012

Title: Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters

Author: Joshua Harris

Date I Finished Reading: September 23, 2012

Rating: 5/5

My youth group is starting a study on this book, and I am so excited! This book is a great resource to add to your library. In it Joshua Harris speaks on the meanings of christian beliefs. Christian orthodoxy. The flesh. He is such a great author. I believe part of the reason I enjoyed this book is how real he is. He speaks of his own testimony, he speaks openly, he speaks honestly. I believe that this made his book so much more effective. I really don’t have the time to get too specific about the content of the book, but I would definitely say that this is worth reading, and encourage you to do so.

Note: Joshua is a very honest author, he does not skirt around the issues of sins such as lust. I would advise this book for teens and adults, but would be more hesitant to recommend it to a younger audience.

You can find this book by following this link: http://www.amazon.com/Dug-Down-Deep-Building-Truths/dp/1601423713

 

‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Book Review September 25, 2012

Title: I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships

Author: Joshua Harris

Date I Finished Reading: August 3, 2012

My Rating: 5/5

Joshua Harris’ book presents an idea to our generation that sadly has been lost in our society… not dating. Dating is considered normal nowadays. But at what price? And who ever said that normal means it is good? In his book Joshua Harris does an amazing job at humbly, honesty and biblically presenting evidence on the downfalls of the dating mentality, the flaws in this method, and what the bible has to say about the matter…

I thoroughly appreciated this book. Joshua Harris is a real, down-to-earth and practical author. This work strengthened my stance on why I believe what I believe on this matter. I highly recommend this book to any teen or young adult. Just remember to read it with an open mind and heart…

(Note: This book is on relationships. It is very open and  honest in doing so, and does speak on the physical aspects of relationship.)

If you would like to find a coy of this book, you can do so at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Kissed-Dating-Goodbye-Joshua-Harris/dp/1590521358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348587051&sr=8-1&keywords=i+kissed+dating+goodbye