It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since we first let all of you know we were writing a new book — a practical handbook for putting the ideas of Do Hard Things into action. You prayed and supported us. You asked the questions and shared the stories that make up the heart of the book.
We know you’re excited with us to see this resource reach the hands, hearts, and minds of our generation. You helped take that vision a giant step closer to reality when you pushed Start Here to #17 on Amazon.com. Even more than the first, this book is the product of the movement — a true community effort.
Today — March 16th — is the official release of Start Here. Pre-ordered copies should start arriving. More importantly, the book is available in stores across the nation. Even as our second book, that is humbling, mind-blowing, and praise-inspiring!
When Do Hard Things came out, we posted “Five Things You Can Do Now That the Book Is Out” — we share it again as a guide for all of you:
1.) Read the book. We’ve been waiting over a year to share this book with you — and we’re so excited to finally get it in your hands. May it encourage, inspire, and equip you to truly do hard things for the glory of God.
2.) Write a review. We want to hear what you think — good (hopefully) or bad (hopefully not)! Even better, share your review with others on your blog. Or best of all, share your review with prospective readers on websites where the book is sold — like Amazon.
3.) Check your local bookstore. If a bookstore doesn’t carry a particular book, one of the best ways to get them to do so is to… Ask. Visit your favorite local book haunts and check for Start Here. If they don’t have it, tell them about it and encourage them to order some copies.
4.) Check your local library. A single book in a library can reach literally hundreds of people. Visit your library (online or in person) and see if they have any copies of Start Here. If they don’t, you can usually fill out a suggestion form or talk to the librarian about it.
5.) Do hard things! We wrote this book because we know a lot of you want to do hard things for God, but you don’t know where to start. We wanted a book we could hand to any teen who is ready to tackle some hard things — whether it’s a big project, a fundraiser, or struggling to balance everything God has already given you. Read this book, then go out and do hard things!
Soli deo gloria!