Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris

Title:  Start Here:  Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are
Authors:  Alex and Brett Harris
Publisher:  Multnomah
Format:  Trade Paperback
ISBN:  978-1-60142-270-5

My Review:
Start Here is the sequel or companion book to the Harris brothers' original book, Do Hard Things.  In Start Here, Alex and Brett share stories of how real teens are applying their message and are doing hard things, both big and small, right where they live.  It is full of ideas for teens of ways that they can make a difference in the world around them, right now.

My fourteen-year old ran off with this book as soon as it arrived.  As she read it, and since she completed it, she has initiated many conversations with me about knowing what God wants you to do, about the hard things in daily life, and how to have the strength to do them.  It has really impacted her, and has been beneficial to our own relationship as we've been able to discuss the book.

I highly recommend both Do Hard Things and Start Here for Christian teens and young adults.

Scroll down to read how to win a copy of this book!

Publisher's Summary:
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's 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, TheRebelution.com, 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. 


I have one copy of Start Here to give away.  If you'd like to win this book for yourself, your teen, your youth group, or a church library ... just leave a comment here to enter.  Please include an email address or website so I can contact you if you win.  A winner will be chosen on Monday, March 22, 2010 at noon Central Daylight Time.

This book was provided for review by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. 
If  you'd like to review books for them, please visit their website at: http://www.randomhouse.com/waterbrook/bloggingforbooks/ .

Trusting In Him,


  1. My son, husband and I all have read the book Do The Right Things and LOVE it! Our Universtity Model School for homeschoolers is actually thinking about using it next year in our upper grades. It'd be great to have this companion book.


  2. Enter me please!

    Blessings, Dawn


  3. What a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me! :) My older boys loved the first book "Do Hard Things". Thanks!

  4. Hey again April! It's Geneece. My son would love this book!

  5. Thanks for the review April. Enter me please.



  6. My nearly teen would love this. So would I. I need to be challenged more often, and these kids do it.

    Debra at http://debrakb.blogspot.com/

  7. Jodi @ The Homeschool DeskMarch 17, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    I'd love to win this book for my teen -- great giveaway!! You can reach my at thehomeschooldesk@gmail.com or thru the crew forum! :) Thanks!

  8. Hey enter me in the drawing for the book please.

    Kim S



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