Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Start Here

Authors: Alex and Brett Harris
Publisher: Multnomah
January 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60142-270-5
Genre: Inspirational/youth/Christian living

You want to do hard things.
But you don’t know where to start…

Authors Alex and Brett Harris suggest that you start by listening to and obeying God’s voice. Right where you are. And you will learn to open the door to your own rebelution.

You have simple ideas and unbelievable dreams. You are an ordinary teenager and He is a God who still uses young people.

And that is what Alex and Brett Harris is all about. Hard things. In fact, they have a previous book out by that name. Do Hard Things. But they have gotten so many emails and questions at conferences about how to start, that they decided to write START HERE.

This book is about taking the next step. And it includes topics like:

 How to stand up for what you believe
 Strategies for overcoming stage fright, fund-raising fright and phone-calling fright
 How to understand God’s will and glorify Him through your efforts
 God-honoring ways to think, feel, and act after you’ve completed a big project

With a cover that is rather simplistic but eye-catching, START HERE has both of my teen boys clamoring for a chance to read it. Both of them asked for an oral review of what the books about before I had even finished reading the first chapter.

These boys are all about sharing their passion for doing hard things for God and they are leading a whole army of rebelutionaries. If your teen wants to make a difference for God, then definitely pick up a copy of START HERE for them. The authors suggest reading Do Hard Things as well. I haven’t read that book, but I will say that START HERE carries some good advice as well as compelling true stories.

If you are ready to take the next step and blast past mediocrity for the glory of God, then START HERE. $12.99. 142 pages.


At the age of eighteen, Alex and Brett Harris wrote Do Hard Things—and launched a movement that would change a generation. Young people around the world were ready to be inspired, ready to move beyond complacency, ready to rebel against society’s low expectations.

Now the highly anticipated companion book, Start Here, answers the questions Alex and Brett have received from thousands of teens on their worldwide conference tour and popular online community: How do I get started? What hard things does God want me to do? How do I keep from getting discouraged or burned out? What is the best way to inspire others?

Filled with stories and insights from Alex, Brett, and other real-life rebelutionaries, Start Here is a powerful and practical guide for young people who are ready to take the next step and blast past apathy. Let the rebelution continue.

Author Bio:

Alex and Brett Harris are the coauthors of the best-selling book Do Hard Things, which they wrote at age eighteen. Today the twins speak regularly to audiences of thousands on The Rebelution Tour, maintain a hugely popular online presence through their blog,, and have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and in the New York Times. Raised in Portland , Oregon , the brothers currently attend Patrick Henry College in Virginia .

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