March 5, 2009

Book Review of Do Hard Things

Filed under: Book Reviews,Youth Ministry — Neil @ 8:00 am

Review of Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris:

1. It’s definetly written for teens. The language, writting style,
illustrations are all for a teen audience.
2. It would serve as a motivator for teens.  Contains some great
stories of teens doing some amazing things.
3. Spends a good amount of space on the myth of adolescence. Gives  the
history of the term “teenager” & tells how the teen years aren’t an
age but a mindset.
4. It mainly consists of their personal stores. Which should relate well to

What I learned:
1. To expect more from teenagers
2. To challenge teens more often
3. To give them important tasks & room to complete them on their own.
4. To help them set higher goals
5. To reward them for taking risks & moving beyond their comfort zone
or normal expectations

How I would use the book:
1. Book study with a small group.
2. Part of preparations for a mission trip.
3. As a gift to teens when they enter high school or some other right
of passage.

You can purchase it here.


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