rebelling against low expectations

We Are Writing A Book


Alex and Brett Harris are writing a book.Every journey has a first step. For us this journey begins with a four-day writing retreat into the beautiful solitude of the Columbia River Gorge. It’s called a “writing” retreat, but it’s really a spiritual retreat as well. We hope to emerge from hiding Thursday evening having heard from the Lord.

The book, tentatively titled, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations, will embody the principles of The Rebelution in a way that the website and conferences cannot. Our prayer is that it will serve as a wake-up call to our entire generation—that God would use it to change lives.

We Need Your Prayers, Questions, and Stories

First, please pray for us, our family, and our counselors as we make this journey. Especially remember to pray for Alex and me these next four days as we hammer out the core message and outline of the book. We need much more discernment and wisdom than we possess.

Second, ask your questions. What questions do have about the message of The Rebelution? What problems do you think need to be addressed? This book is intended to meet young people where they are and help lead them to where they should be. We need your input to make that happen, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Third, share your stories. This won’t be a book of theory. We want it to be practical, honest, and crammed full of real-life examples. If you know someone who is living “Do Hard Things” send us their contact information. If you come across any story, article, or resource that you think might be helpful, or if you would like to share how the Rebelution has impacted your life, drop us a note.

P.S. Check Out The Updated Conference Page

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Conference Section has been updated with final dates and locations for our Sacramento, Denver, and Dallas/Fort Worth conferences. You can also download early brochures to share with your friends.

Because we feel so strongly led to write this book now as opposed to next year, we have decided that it should take precedent over the conference tour. For this reason we may be cutting back the number of conferences held this year. We really believe that this is the best way we can serve you and the rest of our generation.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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About the author

Alex and Brett Harris

are the co-founders of and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.

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rebelling against low expectations

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