This is a treat. This book was read by students preparing for a mission trip this summer. Each of them wrote a short review of the book. Since this book is written primarily for teenagers in a rebellion against low expectations, isn’t it fitting that teenagers write the review? Enjoy their honesty and practical reviews.
The Book: “Do Hard Things”
- “Loved how each chapter had a story…illustrations…” helped understanding
- “Good ideas & application”
- Practical – “gave examples…how to do them and how to overcome obstacles
- “No two people have the same point of view, everyone is meant for a different purpose”. This book helps a teenager understand this premise.
- Inspirational stories of people who “pursued what their heart was telling them to do”
- “Loved chapter 3” and the examples of teens who were unqualified but God still used in mighty ways.
- “Amazing, inspiring book”. “Since it’s written by people close to our age, it makes it seem more realistic”
- “It shows me that I’m not alone, there are tons of people out there doing what I am to do”
- Too many stories and too much detail of those stories
- “Didn’t care for the campaigning or advertising in the book”
- “Some of things don’t apply to me”
- “Repetitive. A drawn-out feeling”
- “Needed more Chuck Norris.”
- “Examples were only that of perfect success stories”
- “TOO MANY STORIES, Stop Bragging”
- “Barely mentioned God in the beginning”
- Took me a long time “to actually say the word rebulutionary”
The Grade: B (Average Grade)
Reasons for the Grade:
- “Challenging. Relatable. Pushed me in my relationship with God.”
- “Not a big fan”. Not that challenging.
- “Only talked about success stories”
- “Very repetitive”
- “Good & moving book that inspires me and others to step up”
- “Very good book, but it hasn’t…pulled me to be a teenager like them”
- “Really great book and it made me realize our generation does need a wake up call”
(Encouraging Side Note: Each student was given the assignment of coming up with their own “Rebulutionary Action Plan”. Let me just tell you, I was so impressed. The plans they have for their lives…they truly are rebelling against low expectations, and I can’t wait to see what they will do for God’s Kingdom next!)