The following books are written by young people and I believe that every teenager and student should read them; they could change your whole way of thinking.
Do Hard Things- Alex and Brett Harris
Do Hard Things was written by the Harris twins when they were eighteen years-old. This book completely changed the way I thought about teenagers and our abilities. The subtitle for this book is “A teenage rebellion against low expectations”, or what they call a Rebelution. They challenge teenagers to rise above expectations and to do things that can change the world. Instead of settling for second-best, the twins challenge teens to step out of their comfort zones and do hard things for the glory of God. I believe that this inspirational book could change your life. To learn more about the Rebelution go to: therebelution.com
Lose Your Cool- Zach Hunter
Lose Your Cool was written by the modern-day abolitionist Zach Hunter when he was 17 years-old. Filled with inspirational stories about passionate people, Lose Your Cool challenges you to “Lose your cool and discover a passion that changes you and the world.” Zach calls teenagers to be passionate about what really matters and to allow that passion to stir them into action to make a difference in their community and the world. This book is extremely motivating for teenagers and I am looking forward to Zach Hunter’s next book. If you want to learn more about Zach Hunter and his fight to end modern-day slavery, you can visit his website at: zachhunter.me
I Kissed Dating Goodbye- Joshua Harris
I Kissed Dating Goodbye was written by the Harris twins’ older brother when he was in his early twenties. Joshua Harris writes about the emotional, physical and spiritual purity consequences of casual dating. He challenges single people to use their time of singleness to grow in God and become mature men and women, as well as to protect their purity. He challenges teenagers to wait for the person who they’ll spend the rest of their lives with. If you curious about why you shouldn’t date and what the consequences of dating are, I really encourage you to read this book.
Uncompromising- Hannah Farver
Uncompromising was written for teenage girls by college student Hannah Farver. This challenging, encouraging and honest book speaks to teenage girls about many of the issues they face entering into womanhood. Hannah Farver writes that we’re meant to have a cause and many girls use vain substitutes (beauty, love, boys, etc) to take the place of the real Cause (Jesus). You can visit Hannah Farver’s blog at: hannahfarver.com.