Monday, March 24, 2008

My generation needs to prove the world WRONG

...and tomorrow we have an opportunity to help do just that.

The Rebelution's "Do Hard Things" Book Bomb
Do Hard Things - Amazon Book Bomb

A message from Alex and Brett Harris...
We've written a book called Do Hard Things. It's a hardcover, non-fiction book for teens -- a genre that is about as popular with young people as foreign language math textbooks. Conventional wisdom says we'd be lucky if more than a few dozen teens bought it -- let alone read it.

But Do Hard Things is our hearts' cry. It's our humble attempt to put into words the message of a powerful work God is already doing in the hearts of young people around the world. Our prayer is that God would use it as a tool to remind a generation of timeless truth about the teen years -- and life.

From the official book description...
The next generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution."

With over 14 million hits to their website TheRebelution.com, Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge in a growing movement of Christian young people who are rebelling against the low expectations of their culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God.

Written when they were 18 years old, 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 and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact.

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 revolution already in progress challenges the next generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

What's the "Book Bomb"?
Tomorrow, March 25, we are trying to push "Do Hard Things" to the top of Amazon.com! What a powerful way to show that our generation is ready to rise above the low expectations of our culture! All you have to do to join the effort is purchase the book tomorrow. Here's a quick link for you: Do Hard Things on Amazon.com. Even better: purchase an extra copy! And tell a friend (or two, or ten) about it, too!

2 comments:

Alice Gunther said...

Ooh, sorry I missed this! But thank you for posting--I hadn't heard of this book.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

you guess! said...

Have you fallen off the face of the earth? Or just trying to keep up with our busy schedule?
I have a couple blog ideas for you...
The birthday post that you never did (not for your birthday) JUST KIDDING!!! =0
But you never did the Saints party either, and we had that great picture of St. Martha and St....um Lady Rose (briliant, right...sorry Amanda what were you again? I'd have to look at the picture to remember) doing the Name that Saint Game.
Well, anyway...or you could just bore or rather shock everyone with our weekend schedule. Or maybe I just will:
Ok, here is the run down.
Friday Night - Barn Dance in WI (we didn't actually go to that)
Saturday Morning - Holy Mass
Saturday Afternoon - Homeschool Project Fair
Saturday Night - Cinderella Musical

Sunday Morning (as in 7:30!!!!) =0 - Religious Education event at our parish
Sunday Afternoon - Holy Mass and Confirmation that my sister Sarah is a sponser for.
Sunday Evening - Confirmation celebration with the family
YIKES...I am going to bed before I remember anything else!!!!