The brothers’ site, TheRebelution.com quotes Randy Alcorn as saying “I believe [Do Hard Things] will prove to be one of the most life-changing, family-changing, church-changing and culture-changing books of this generation.” I couldn’t agree more. It’s a shocking wake-up call to a generation of teenagers and young adults who’ve slipped into following our culture’s low expectations of who they should be, what they should do, and what they can accomplish. I see way too many people around me at work, at church, and college, teens and adults alike, who see the sum total of their existence as getting up, doing only the minimum of what’s expected of them, then chillin’ in front of the TV. Alex and Brett jump into things with a startling message: this isn’t the way it’s always been, and it’s not the way it has to be. Stories, both from Alex, Brett, and many other inspiring “rebelutionaries” from the past and present make the book an easy, but eye-opening, horizon-stretching read. Stories of young people who are sick of mediocrity, who strive to be and do more, speaking to crowds for a cause like fighting for modern-day slaves, helping the homeless, feeding the hungry around the world, jumping into political campaigns, making culture-changing music, blogging, directing a film. It opened my eyes to a rising work of God in the youth of today. I’m in. Let’s change the world.
Can I give it more than five stars?