"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." - C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Start Here

I'm pretty sure the majority of you have either heard about or read the book Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris.  I own it myself, and it has got to be one of the best books I've ever read.  It's an inspirational, challenging book, written by teens for teens, in order to spread the message that we can do more than we think (and more than our culture expects us to do).

Now Alex and Brett have authored a new book, Start Here, which illustrates how to put Do Hard Things into practice in our day-to-day lives.  It's basically a starting point - and if you reacted to Do Hard Things like I did - will hopefully help to channel the excitement that comes from reading the first book!

This is an excerpt about the book from their website:

"The Rebelution is an unlikely movement. It isn't the result of carefully laid out plans -- it was just two ordinary teen guys with a blog and a desire to glorify God.

It's also never relied on slick marketing or targeted ad campaigns -- instead it has been driven by ordinary teens like you spreading the word in your circles of influence.

Do Hard Things -- and the Rebelution as a whole -- is a grassroots success story. For the message to continue to reach our generation, it will take that same motivation and determined action. That's why we're asking you to join us in an exciting effort.

Two years ago, rebelutionaries drove Do Hard Things to the Top 5 on the Amazon.com Bestseller List - where it stayed for over 24 hours and shocked the publishing world.

Here's the question: Could we drive Start Here even higher? To the top spot? And what a platform to spread the message to a wider audience than ever before!"
To get this book off the ground, the Harris brothers are having an Amazon Book Bomb on February 23, 2010.  For every book you preorder on that day (if you plan on doing that, put your email address and the number of books you plan to buy on this page), Alex and Brett will donate one book to a ministry or organization to distribute free to people who can't afford them.

If Do Hard Things was any sign, I would highly recommend Start Here to any teen who is ready to do what they thought they couldn't.


  1. Can't wait! yes its funny we both did a post about it! :)

  2. Ah, I've been waiting a LONG time for this book.... it's exactly what I need. I read Do Hard Things and was filled with adreneline and didn't know how to channel it... I imagine this will help me!

  3. Hey! My brother owns Do Hard Things and I have read it. Me and a few friends were inspired by it and started a blog against abortion: www.wearefightingfor.blogspot.com


'ello, chaps!