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Monday, March 15, 2010

"Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are" by Alex and Brett Harris with Elisa Stanford

"Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are" by Alex and Brett Harris with Elisa Stanford is a follow-up to the "Do Hard Things" book the twin boys wrote. The concept was to make "rebolutionaries:" teens that rebelled against low expectations and started a revolution of change amongst young people. This book goes into the nooks and crannies of how to go about doing so. The chapters are divided up nicely and are mostly in a question-and-answer type format that organizes everything. There are occasional stories of "rebolutionaries," personal insights from the authors, and some Bible quotes, but--in general--this book aims at helping teens who are ready to do hard things start out right. It is constantly pushed throughout the book that one should not be prideful and should instead have a humble heart, perpetually giving glory to God. Some of the stories about teens doing extraordinary things are more humanitarian than overtly Christian. but they are inspiring nonetheless. The grammar in the book is excellent, and the only oddities are two instances where there are contradictions (the back cover says the boys wrote "Do Hard Things" when they were eighteen while inside the book it says nineteen & John Moore is written as writing, directing, and producing his own film in one part and then it is written in another that his friend produced it). Overall, this is a great guide for teens looking to make a difference in the world with a face of humility.

www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781601422705&ef=externallink_mlt_starthere_sec_0127_01

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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