Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris

Five stars

You want to do hard things.
But you don’t know where to start.

You are changing the world around you.
But you are tired and burned out.

You feel called to do the extraordinary for God.
But you feel stuck in the ordinary.

Do Hard Things inspired thousands of young people around the world to make the most of the teen years. Now Alex and Brett Harris are back and ready to tackle the questions that Do Hard Things inspired: How do I get started? What do I do when I get discouraged? What’s the best way to inspire others? Filled with stories and insights from Alex, Brett, and other real-life rebelutionaries, Start Here is a powerful and practical guide to doing hard things, right where you are.

Are you ready to take the next step and blast past mediocrity for the glory of God?


Start Here is the sequel to Do Hard Things. Both books are equally amazing and inspiring that I could read and reread without growing tired of. But this time around, Start Here inspired me more than I expected.

All the stories of teens doing the impossible for God, doing hard things for His glory and not their own. It was amazing. I want to do that.

This book was just the boost and encouragement I needed to take the leap and do a hard thing that I’ve been wanting to do for several years now. I don’t know where it will go, but I hope it will turn into my own hard thing for God. Perhaps I’ll share about it soon!

So if you’ve been looking for a great nonfiction book to read that’s inspirational and motivates you to get out of your comfort zone, this is the book for you. This is a great book to jumpstart you into doing your own hard thing. We’re all capable of more than we think. We just have to do it!

Your turn!

What do you enjoy reading? Have you ever done something you felt was really hard? Do you have a desire to do hard things but don’t know where to start?

Blessings, Allyson


4 thoughts on “Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris

  1. I love how so many Christian teen and ya writers have read this book. Just about every writing blog I’ve found has mentioned this duology. I technically got into the writing community by reading this duology. I didn’t even know about most of the writing blogs I now follow until I read Do Hard Things. It’s cool how God uses a book like this to show people their passions. I probably wouldn’t be writing today without the strong Christian writing community out there.

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    1. Yes! I love that too!! 💙 It’s such an encouraging duology for teen writers, and really for anyone trying to do hard things. That’s so great! Wow, that’s super neat. I think it’s amazing how inspiring these books have been for so many young people around the world. To God be the glory!


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