Carrie posted a review about Alex and Brett’s first book, Do Hard Things. If you haven’t read their first book, you definitely should! It’s convicting and inspiring at the same time! The title of the book adequately describes the purpose of the book. Alex and Brett encourage Christians to do and embrace hard things in their lives. Their target audience is Christian teens but the message of their book is applicable to any Christian.
The sequel to Do Hard Things has just come out this week. Start Here definitely does not disappoint. After writing Do Hard Things, apparently Alex and Brett received questions about how to go about doing hard things. Start Here is full of practical ideas on how to do hard things for God.
Alex and Brett talk about how to plan and execute a big hard thing. They share lots of testimonies from young people who have done big things, such as raising money to build wells for people in a third-world country or three siblings who put on a concert to raise money to help stop the s*x trade in Houston. Alex and Brett talk about how to plan such tasks and how to raise support and money for the tasks.
Through it all, Alex and Brett remind all Christians to remember they do hard things for God’s glory, cautioning against developing pride.
I especially appreciate that Alex and Brett do not just focus on “big” hard things…but they also talk about “small” hard things. They do not differentiate between the big tasks and the small tasks. Any hard thing, whether big or small, needs to be done for God’s glory. Alex and Brett remind their readers that they must maintain a relationship with God as the foundation for any hard thing. They talk about how Christians need to do hard things such as honoring and submitting to parents and maintaining good relationships with siblings.
Alex and Brett provided excellent, practical advice on how to do and implement the mindset of doing hard things for God. This is a book for every Christian.
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.
You can purchase this book through Random House publishers.
Thanks to the publisher we also have a second copy of Start Here to give away to one of our readers! This giveaway will be open until next Monday, the 22nd at 2:00 EST. After the giveaway has closed, we will select a winner. We will announced the winner late Monday afternoon or evening.
Now…how can you enter?
There are two ways to enter.
First, you can enter just by commenting on this post. Leave a comment with your name and a valid email address so we can contact the winner after the drawing.
Secondly, you can get a second chance to win this book by mentioning on your blog about this giveaway. Leave a second, separate comment letting us know you mentioned this giveaway on your blog, along with a link to your blog post.
We will draw a winner next Monday afternoon or evening.
~ Melinda ~