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Alex Harris

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Average rating: 4.1 · 9,469 ratings · 748 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Do Hard Things: A Teenage R...

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"One of those books aimed at teenagers but galvanizes all of us used to mediocrity, suburbanized self-catering, and this generally increasing sedentary mode of life. I felt inspired to rethink the low expectations that characterizes how our society..." Read more of this review »
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"Okay, I've re-written my review AGAIN. You know how sometimes you get a wake-up call, just when you desperately need it? Well, to put it simply, the first time I read this book (via audiobook), I realized how bad things had gotten for me. I really..." Read more of this review »
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“We're called to be faithful, to take those first difficult steps--and to leave the results up to God.”
Alex Harris

“Being faithful in the smallest things is the way to gain, maintain, and demonstrate the strength needed to accomplish something great.”
Alex Harris

“Unfortunately we often get praise for things that weren't particularly difficult to achieve. If we focus on the props and encouragement of those who have low expectations for us, we become mediocre. It can be challenging to set our sights on excellence, particularly when we're hearing that we're already there. One of life's greatest lessons, which we all must learn, could be expressed in the phrase "That was nothing. Watch this." Challenge yourself and others to call the normal things normal and save that word excellent for things that really are.”
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“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”
G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

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message 1: by Becca

Becca Alex,

WOW! You have read a lot of books. I have now formed a book list of books to read and several are on your list!

I am so looking forward to your Minneapolis Conference!

-Becca


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