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Uncompromising by Hannah Farver


Girls today need a clear vision of biblical, beautiful womanhood — and there’s a new book out for teen girls that provides just that. I’d love to tell you all about the book and the young author, but instead I’m just going to let you read the foreword I wrote for it. Take a read and check out “Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed by a Radical Love” by Hannah Farver — just out this past Sunday. Description:


Ask any girl on the street what womanhood is about, and you’ll get a blank stare in return. No one knows. Young women are devoid of vision beyond popularity, material wealth, a cute boyfriend or a dream career. Even in Christian circles, significant questions are often left unanswered: What’s the point of purity? Modesty? Femininity? What’s biblical womanhood? Most of all, girls wonder at the longing in their souls for something greater.

Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed By a Radical Love cuts straight to the heart of young womanhood. Rather than setting up rules, it pulls at the desire in every woman’s heart to live a life of purpose, fully surrendered to His radical love. Written in an edgy teen voice, Uncompromising is a collection of “field notes” from the author’s own search for answers…and the story of how she stumbled upon the one Cause worth dying for. Contains study questions for group or individual use.

BRETT’S FOREWORD: I first met Hannah Farver back in 2007 when she helped host a teen conference my brother Alex and I were holding in Dallas. We were so impressed we asked her again the following year. By that time she was already authoring an outstanding blog for young women called Beauty from the Heart and was getting ready to launch her own series of conferences.

A year later Hannah emailed us about a book she was writing and asked us to look over the manuscript. Well aware of her exceptional character and competence, we gladly agreed—and were thrilled by what we read. When she asked us to consider writing the foreword, we didn’t have to think twice.

Since then, Hannah has joined us at Patrick Henry College where we’ve had the opportunity to attend classes together, enjoy British Movie Nights (with tea), and build a statue of Cary Grant out of snow (her idea). Alex and I have watched her practice what she preaches day in and day out, amidst the pressures of exams and the drama of college life. Even though we are a few years older, we have personally benefited from the “big sister” wisdom God has given her.

Simply put: Hannah Farver is the real deal, a young woman of conviction, compassion, and courage. Through her words and her example she is provoking young women to raise their sights and fix their gaze on the only Cause and the only Love worth pursuing. She is a fresh and compelling voice straight from the ranks of her peers. Her passion for God and for her generation flows through every chapter and bleeds through every page.

One of the things Alex and I love about Uncompromising is that Hannah is not a grown-up trying to sound like a girl. She is a girl wrestling with grown-up things like purity, modesty, and what it means to be a woman. Her challenge to our generation is firmly rooted in her own humble (and often humorous) search for something greater than the trinkets and trappings of this world. These dispatches from a girl-in-progress carry a gut-level honesty — the emotions are fresh; the excitement is real; the journey has begun.

As Hannah writes, “Take this book as the collected scribblings of someone who has met — and is still learning to adopt (or be adopted by) — the Cause. It’s a work in progress, but maybe my notes will help you compile your own.”

If you accept Hannah’s invitation to come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, you will never be the same again, and you will never regret it. What she describes as “scribblings” are nothing less than a soul-shattering tribute to the greatest Cause that ever was or ever will be.

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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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  • This sounds incredible, and extremely worth the read. Our culture is in such desperate need of true beauty.
    Hope to buy it soon! God bless.

  • I cannot wait to read Hannah’s book! This same message and purpose has been on my own heart for a very long time now, and incidentally, I first heard of her book as I was compiling thoughts for my own, sometime in the future. She sounds like a remarkable individual with a heart for authentic beauty and godly femininity. And great taste in snow sculptures.


  • Wow this book looks AMAZING!!!! I’m totally going to read it!!!!! Not long ago my friends and i started a free online Christian magazine for girls called Inspired by Him Magazine. It was created as a posative alternative to modern teen girls magazines and media. It’s so awesome that Hannah has the same thoughts! Our website (designing under construction) is if you want to check it out.

  • This book look great. This subject she’s tackling mirrors my own thoughts. God has given me a heart for teenage girls. I’m not sure what I’m suppose to do with it yet, but I know God has a plan.

    This is probably a really dumb question… but who is Cary Grant?


  • Leah!
    One of the greatest classic film stars of all time. Resembled George Clooney. Starred in movies like the Alfred Hitchcock films and various romantic comedies. Played opposite actresses like Audrey Hepburn. Was an incredible actor!

  • LOL!
    @LeahR. Cary Grant was an old-time famous actor. He was in North by Northwest a well-known Alfred Hitchcock film. I think the point the Brett is trying to make by that comment is that Hannah’s fun-loving/creative.

    Sounds like she wrote a great book. It’s cool that Brett wrote the forward. I only wish there was more written in this blog post about what the book’s about…is it her journal, a girl’s guide to modesty, or a call to action book like “Do Hard Things”? That part confused me. Anybody know the answer?

    God Bless!!

  • Michelle: I went ahead and added the book description from Hopefully that gives you more of the explanation you wanted about what the book’s about. =)

  • Sounds awesome!

    Hi…I just finished reading your book Do Hard Things like…30 seconds ago. I absolutely LOVED it, and it’s really inspiring.

    My name’s Cassidy and I’m twelve years old and in the sixth grade. I wonder if you guys might be interested in checking out my blog, if you are, here’s the link: I wonder if you guys are connected with blogger, I’d love to follow your blog.

    One more thing, is there a sequal to Do Hard Things? I’d so love to read it. I’m gonna bring your book to my church youth group and see if maybe some of my friends might want to borrow it.

    Thanks, 🙂

  • this looks like a really good book. i have seen it online and in the magazine (susie magazine) i get. i am thinking i will go and get it! i think that girls need this book. thanks for endorsing it and letting us know about it!

  • Sounds something worth looking into . . . thanks for letting me know! I’ll be sure to pass the word on to my friends.

  • Wow!!!!!!!!!!! This book sounds so good and I really want to buy it!!!!!! Thanks for posting it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sounds like an AMAZING book, I can’t wait to read it, it kinda sound like a book I read, some of you might be interested in: “Who Calls Me Beautiful” by Regina Franklin, it was really good, but it would be nice to read a book be a fellow peer, thats not always talking about how bad and mean there parents are and always complaining!!!! I can’t WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leah:
    Cary Grant was an actor from back in the 30’s 40’s 50’s and 60’s, he played in alot of Alfred Hitchcock movies, “North be Northwest”, “To Catch Thief”, and others, “Roman Holiday” w/ Audrey Hepburn, “Bringing up baby” w/ Katharine Hepburn, “Holiday” w/ Katharine Hepburn, “Penny Serenade”, “His Girl Friday, The “Philadelphia Story” and alot more!!!

  • Bri:
    Sounds like a REALLY cool online Magazine, I can’t wait to check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It would be good to have something good to read that has to do with teens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sounds like a great book, and from what I understand will be worth the read!
    I’ll have to look into getting it.
    Thanks for posting about it.

  • This book sounds great! I can’t wait to read it! My friend is getting it so maybe I can barrow it from her when she’s done. I also run a girls magazine! 🙂 It’s called His Princess the vision is Godly feminine encouragement. you can visit it at I thank the Lord for Do Hard Thing’s, The Rebelution, and Start here. May the Lord bless your work!
    ~ Carolyn

  • Awesome! I’ll have to check that out sometime, RuthAnn. Thanks for the info and for the imput on my blog! 🙂

  • This sounds like an awesome book. anything that encourages Godly Women to form and grow in Him is a good thing.

  • That sounds awsome! Next year I’m doing a speech kind of like that for school; I’m DEFINETLY going to buy that book! Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow. It sounds like quite a book… and so many people are already impatient to begin reading it! That’s always a good sign. 🙂

  • Can’t wait to read it! I have a girl’s study group and think this would be a really good book for us to read- we’ve been looking for a new book for a little while. It sounds like this could be a winner!

  • Sounds like a great resource! I have also been looking for a good book to study with some of my youth friends, I’ll have to suggest this one! If anyone has anything else, feel free to let me know! God bless!

  • Thank you! First thank you for Do Hard Things. Second, thank you for the modesty survey. I have a question though, I would like to know what guys think the age to start dating is.
    Tally age, 13

  • I just checked out Hannah’s blog, and I have never been on a blog that good before. her content is absolutley wonderful, and i am going to go back again.
    I also can’t wait to get the book…
    This isn’t really related, but could anybody who reads this pray for me and my family?
    My dad’s a priest (we’re Anglican) and contrary to popular belief, PKs are just as messed up as anybody else…things at home aren’t great right now, so if you would pray for us, i would be forever grateful.
    Thank you guys so much for everything you do to better our generation. you’re awesome.


  • Bought the book 2 days ago and have read 2/3 of it. It’s one you won’t want to put down. I plan on reading it multiple times because it’s something I definately want drilled into my head. Hannah has a God given writing ability. Her work is easy to understand and to the point. I wouldn’t have known about it unless it was posted on this website, so thanks guys. One more way God has used you to help change my life for the better. Keep un the good work, Hannah!

  • I just got my copy in the mail and me and a friend are planning on reading it together! If anyone wants to share thoughts on it please message me and we can all share what we got from it 🙂 I’m pumped..i need some encouragement about being all consumed with a radical love that is far greater than this world!
    “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

  • I cant wait to read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    my mom is getting this for me (:
    I have been waiting for more books like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’ve started reading this book ( I’m only on chapter 3 🙂 ) but I can’t express how totally awesome this book is! It touches on topics that the entire female population needs to read about. Hannah Farver is a gifted writer.

  • I love this book! It is full of down to earth advice, and up to heaven vision!
    I found it very hard to put down. THANK YOU SO MUCH for introducing me to her book! Definitely a must read for every girl!

  • i am reading this book now……
    it is just a great book!
    God has really blessed her !!!
    she is an Great writer!!!

  • Thank you so much for telling others about this book! It’s exactly what I needed, an answered prayer. I will definitely look for a copy.

  • i think i will go and read this book. It sounds amazing. A lot of girls where i live don’t think twice about woman hood and i am now inspired to change that.
    thank toy so much.

  • Hey everyone – just found this site and I’m already grateful…i just tore my achilles 100% about 4 hours ago! surgery tmrrw in detroit then flying home to LA…i got lucky and am getting the Detroit Piston’s ortho surgeon, so that makes me feel a little better but I have literally never injured myself seriously or had surgery. so that makes me a bit nervous. alot. My job is one that has me in multiple states per week traveling and tons of air travel (i leave for UK in 12 days)-

  • I just started reading Do Hard Things, and I already am encouraged by it! Definitely recommending it to friends! Thanks! (:

  • It sounds great! Can’t wait to read it! Do Hard Things has inspired me to go out in the world and accomplish the different things God has set in my heart to do. This summer I’ll be going to Africa with a group called Teen Missions, so it would be great if you all would pray for me financialy.
    Love through Jesus Christ,

  • Blessed be the name of the Lord 🙂 I am truley blessed right now to be in a wonderfull family! I have a great life! I feel like God is calling me to help others so that they can feel as blessed as I do now.

  • Hey! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Excellent blog and great design and style.

  • It looks to me that this website doesnt download in a Motorola Droid. Are other folks getting the same problem? I like this site and dont want to have to skip it any time Im away from my computer.

  • I love books and I noticed that this section hasn’t been active in a long time. I mean I haven’t seen a new post or comment and it makes me wonder if teenagers are still interested in reading. So if there are any readers around here, I want to make a wake up call and challenge you to read. I really a book written by Ted Dekker: “When heaven weeps” because it helped me to truly understand God’s love for us. I thought I knew what God’s love is and what it means to us, but this book opened my eyes when it introduced me to a man that had to learn how to love like our God loves us and let me tell you…I found it hard to believe that this kind of love is possible at humans, but our God is so great and He’s love is so awesome that we barely manage to understand how, despite all we have done, He can still love us. So if you want to get away from the computer or just to do something productive I recommend you this book. Let’s be a generation that loves to read 🙂

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