Saturday, March 20, 2010

Book Review: Start Here

I didn't read the Harris brothers first book Do Hard Things.  It was one of those that I checked out from the library with the intention of reading it, but somehow my roommate read it and I didn't.  (Certainly wasn't the first time that happened.)  When I got the chance, though, to review their second book Start Here, I jumped at it.  I had a feeling it would be a book I wish I'd read as a teenager, and I was right.  While I don't feel I entirely wasted my teenage years, I wish I'd be challenged more to intentionally do hard things.

Although Start Here is directed towards teenagers, there was much in it for a young adult (I still fall into that category, right?).  Reminders to eagerly accept challenges and do things for God's glory certainly aren't limited to the teenage years, and rightly so.

I especially appreciated the fact that hard things aren't limited to "big" or "showy."  It's just as glorifying to God to talk to a new person at church as it is to start an organization to build wells in Africa; I thought the book did a good job of including the spectrum of "big" and "small" actions.

(This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.)

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