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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,981 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Harris, Brett Harris Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781415946947
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A generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution."

"Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do." – Alex and Brett

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.  Then they map out five powerful ways teens can respond for personal and social change.

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 an already-happening teen revolution challenges a generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

Now includes:
-- A new introduction from the authors, “Looking Back, Looking Ahead”
-- Questions (and Stories) To Get You Started
-- A list of 100 Hard Things to help inspire you
-- A study guide for personal or group use Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • CBA bestseller
    ECPA bestseller

  • Do Hard Things is an extraordinary book. In fact, I believe it will prove to be one of the most life-changing, family-changing, church-changing, and culture-changing books of this generation. I'd love for every teenager to read this book, but I'm just as eager for every parent, church leader, and educator to read it. Randy Alcorn, best-selling author of Heaven and The Treasure Principle
  • This book is amazing. It changes your whole way of thinking. I believe that every single teen needs to buy a copy of this book. Thanks, Alex and Brett for challenging us! Stacie L., age 15, Kentucky
  • This is an important book. And not just for those wanting to launch successfully into adulthood, but also for discontent twenty- and thirty-somethings who long to be catapulted into significance. Ted Slater, editor of Boundless, Focus on the Family
  • I'm not exactly a teenager anymore. But as I was reading I began to see how this can apply to anyone. It's never too late to start. I absolutely cannot wait to suggest this book to the 'kidults' in my life. Matt R., age 26, Georgia
  • Alex and Brett are the real deal and Do Hard Things is a real wake up call, not just for young people, but for all God's people. I can't recommend it highly enough. Shannon Ethridge, bestselling author of the Every Woman's Battle series
  • In a culture where laziness and ease is often the order of the day for teenagers, Do Hard Things presents a radical and provocative alternative. I heartily recommend this book. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • This book has totally changed the way I think. I recommend it to any and every teen who has a desire to turn their life around and make a difference. Ashley W., age 13, Georgia
  • Alex and Brett capture the passion and potential of our generation perfectly in this book. In Do Hard Thingsthey encourage us to go above and beyond the status quo in everything from schoolwork to serving the poor. This is a truly unique and sorely needed book.  Zach Hunter, author of Be the Change and Generation Change
  • This book is a wake up call to a generation that is down in the dumps. It's like a coach screaming from the sidelines, ‘You can do it!!!’. I'd recommend it to anyone, young or old. Douglas A., age 17, England
  • Do Hard Things is the textbook for anyone who works with teens; it’s a philosophical and foundational must-read. Timothy Eldred, executive director of Christian Endeavor International
  • This book is one I would recommend to any of my friends, teen or not. If it doesn't help you, you are lying. Carter B., age 14, North Carolina
  • Do Hard Things is so important. It is challenging teenagers to rebel against the low expectations placed on them. And the voices that are asking teens to rise to meet this challenge are voices from their own generation. That thrills me. Chuck Colson, bestselling author of How Now Shall We Live?

    “I love the way it is written. It is crystal clear, to the point, interesting, funny, challenging, encouraging, and an easy read.
  • The message of Do Hard Things is going to awaken the dreams and passions of thousands of young people all over the world. How do I know this? This radical, yet relatively simple idea, has changed my life. Erika H., age 18, Michigan

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/20/2014

    " Each of my children should read this book. Quick and easy to read, or listen to and it's inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yosua | 2/20/2014

    " The book is good because it talks about the hard things you can do and to step out of your comfort zone is a good thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Ruth | 2/10/2014

    " A must-read for every christian teen. This book challenges and inspires in 240 brilliant pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Brehm | 2/4/2014

    " This was a kick in the pants. I think everyone young and old should read this. Very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 1/19/2014

    " Do Hard Things is a really great book encouraging Christian teens to stand up and fight for what they believe. Harris makes it clear that too little is expected of today's youth. A fabulous read for anyone from 12-20! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorileinart | 1/15/2014

    " A must-read for teen Believers. A literary challenge to break away from societal standards and live what you believe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 1/15/2014

    " Too religious for me, but some good/ motivating points made. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/11/2014

    " Really good. I wonder if I can use it in my teen sunday School class. Gave great examples for teens of what doing hard things really means. Good motivator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/7/2014

    " This is a fantastic book. It's not just for teenagers though. Personally, I think it should be required reading for parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timber | 1/6/2014

    " This is an EXCELLENT book! It should be mandatory reading for all Christian teenagers--and their parents, their leaders, teachers, or anyone with a kid, or who knows a kid, who will one day been a teenager! :P Seriously, READ THIS BOOK!!!! It is awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauryn | 12/9/2013

    " This was a really good book!! You just have to stay with it because some parts may be a little dull. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Blythe | 12/3/2013

    " A simply inspiring book to read, truly challenges you to, as the title says, do hard things. A must read for any teenager in the world really, really makes you want to get up and do something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ysa | 6/8/2013

    " This book will change your life, I shit you not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent Barnard | 4/30/2013

    " This is a great book for virtually any teenager in your life. In a world that perpetually dumbs down content to the lowest common denominator, the teen authors insist on the highest of standards and pushing oneself to the limit in a nervy attempt to change the world for the better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giaunie Hendrix | 2/6/2013

    " 5 stars! i rlly liked it bcause it helped me realize i should stop being lazy and do somthing with my life now instead of later :) i would reccoment this book to every teen in the world! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Kissel | 8/17/2012

    " Generally inspirational but full of tired, frustrating stereotypes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimathy | 5/26/2012

    " i read this book for my leadership small group at church and its been so inspiring, i haven't done any big hard things yet but i cant wait to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 3/17/2012

    " This is an amazing book!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/1/2012

    " This book chalenged me to go beyond my comfort zone and do hard things for Christ! Thank you, to the authors for writing this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 6/18/2011

    " Very good book for any teen who wants to learn how to serve God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 5/16/2011

    " Not as well written as their brother's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/11/2011

    " Everyone should read this book. Not just teenagers, but anyone and everyone who can read. It finally points out that our teenagers are lazy and aren't going to get anywhere in life if they don't do something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanmarie | 5/2/2011

    " One of my favorite books EVER. So uplifting and inspiring; over all amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/4/2011

    " Although I am not a teenager, this book motivated me to "do" my life differently. It points out the grand waste of time that most of us feel is a "busy" life and shows what can truly be accomplished if we put aside cultural norms and embrace the radical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny | 4/1/2011

    " A great book! Even teenagers CAN DO HARD THINGS!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/1/2011

    " Great book to spur teenagers. I read to pass onto my 2 eldest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giaunie | 3/21/2011

    " 5 stars! i rlly liked it bcause it helped me realize i should stop being lazy and do somthing with my life now instead of later :) i would reccoment this book to every teen in the world! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Geena | 3/20/2011

    " I LOVED the MESSAGE but I didn't like the styles the authors used to write the book - I feel that they didn't take care of the important meaning within their idea, and it was something they just rushed. "

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About the Narrator

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.