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Published on March 26th, 2007 | by Alex and Brett Harris

We Are Off To Colorado Springs

Over the next few weeks Alex and I will be flying out to meet with several of the publishing houses that are interested in our book, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. This is an exciting time with many important decisions to be made. We covet your prayers.

Please pray for wisdom and discernment as we evaluate what each of publisher has to offer, and also for strength and endurance as we travel. Our first trip begins tomorrow at 4:30 AM. We will only have a few days between trips, with many meetings and phone calls scattered throughout.

Thank you all for your support as we make this journey. Please continue to share your stories, questions, and concerns to help us craft the message of this book into a powerful challenge and a loving encouragement to our generation.

~ Soli Deo Gloria ~


About the Author

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.

  • my prayers are with you! i am very anticipative of the results… thanks for letting God use you to set a a very great example to others, especially to the youths of today!

    citius, altius, fortius!

    in Him :)

  • I will be praying for you!

  • I am definitely praying! Have a wonderful time…and take care! :)

  • My prayers are with you! May he grant you an extra measure of discernment.

  • KP

    I will be praying as well! And thank you for letting us know so we can pray. =)

  • You have my prayers

  • Moriah

    Praying for you guys! :) Hope it goes well!

  • Bethany S.

    Definitely in my prayers. I am so excited and thankful that God is using you guys in such an awesome way to reach out to our generation. Thanks for keeping us all updated.

  • Grace M.

    You are both in my prayers! I am so thankful for your ministry. Keep up the good work through Christ who strengthens us!

  • I’m sure you guys are nervous…A book! I pray that you’ll have wisdom and discernment while you get your book written and published. (To be honest, I’m wondering if your guys’ writing style will echo your brothers. The way your posts flow already is similar to your brothers books.)

  • Alexandra

    Holy cow – you guys are so lucky (and yes, I know that luck has nothing to do with it; it’s just an expression :))! I can’t believe you are actually going to have a book published! I am a bookworm to the fullest extent of the word (I even work at a library!), so for me, having a book published would be the coolest thing that could ever happen in my life. I can’t wait to see your book on the “new books” shelf at the library! I’ll be sure to recommend it to all the other book club nerds ;). I’ll be praying for you! -Alexandra

  • Amanda Howell

    I will definitely keep you in my prayers. May God be with you and bless you through this time.
    God bless you both.
    A sister in Christ

    Keep up the good work! :)

  • Ella G.

    Alex and Brett, you will definitely be in my prayers. I will pray for God’s leading and discernment for you both! Also, I will pray for an extra measure of grace to get through all of these interviews and such. It is so difficult to deal with early mornings and flying!

    However, I do hope it is a great experience for you both, and that you will have great results! I look forward to hearing updates…and reading the book!

  • Rosie K.

    My prayer go out for you both! May Jesus guide your every step, inspire your every decision, and bless your every word. I pray that He will give you both calm and confident spirits, and the peace of heart and of mind that only He can give! Many blessings on you both, my brothers in Christ. Amen!

  • Mary Beth

    I’m really excited for you guys, about this! I think it’s so great to see how God is using your website and ministry! I’ll keep y’all in my prayers. :)

  • oooh, can’t wait for the book!I’ll be praying you guys have a safe trip.
    -In Chirst

  • Elizabeth Cuneo

    Good luck with the trip guys! Y’all are doing an awsome thing, we are praying for you.
    ~Elizabeth Cuneo~

  • Paul

    God bless you guys! I’ll be praying for you. Keep up all the good work. You are really encouraging in a time when good quality Christian teenagers are in short supply.

    God bless!

    In His Name,


  • Cora Beth

    may the lord give you protection as you travel, and the right words to say as you talk to the publishers! i hope that this trip is a great sucess and thatthe lord is glorified!
    god bless you both.

  • I’ll be praying for you!

    Looking forward (so much!) to the book!

  • Jolly good!

    You shall be in my prayers. It is really awesome that God has given you guys this opportunity!

    ~Lady Tai

  • Melissa H.

    Best wishes and traveling mercies for the trip–you both will be in my prayers =) God Bless!

  • Daniel Gilman

    Praying for you!

    Enjoy your journeying!

    God bless!


  • Tara Marie

    I will be praying for y’all! Keep up the wonderful work! =o) Many blessings on this new venture.
    In Christ,
    Tara Marie

  • I don’t really believe in luck but good luck anyway

  • Josette

    Congrats! and may God supply you with everything you need to publish this book.

  • as a pastor to students at a pca chruch i cannot wait to get hold of this book…thanks guys, I have prayed you would find the best publishing house to get out your message…

  • Praying everything will go well!!!

  • Erin said you where on a book writing hiadous. Hope all goes well with the publishers. Looking forward to some new reading material.

  • God bless and have a good trip! I will be looking forward to reading your book. If it’s as good as the content of this web site, then I’m sure it’ll wind up becoming a best-seller!

  • Jake

    dang how did “luck” become such a 4 letter word? I hope no bad luck befalls you on your trip.

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