by Ernest Liu
about the author

  • Random Snippets
    • How Not to Ask For Counseling
      My pastor told me that when most people go to them for advice, they don't really go for the advice. They just want to hear the pastor affirm or justify their concerns.
    • Spiritual Vicodin
      It's like we've turned God into spiritual Vicodin. Numb your sin and guilt with the Word!
    • The Malignancy of Sin
      Hell makes a lot more sense when you get past the elementary understanding of “eternal fire.” The thing that really burns in Hell is often misunderstood.
  • Time to Do Hard Things

    413pwljbXIL._SX309_BO1,204,203,200_Today we live in a culture that promotes comfort, not challenges. Everything is about finding ways to escape hardship, avoid pain, and dodge duty. In the past, young people were expected to make significant contributions to society. Today, our culture expects very little from teens—not much more than staying in school and doing a few chores. A sad consequence of such low expectations is that life-changing lessons go unlearned…

    Do Hard Things will help recruit, develop, and deploy a new generation of young culture warriors. With God’s help, the book you’re holding will usher in an era in which it can once again be said of our youth, “I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one” (1 John 2:14).

    – Forward by Chuck Norris in Do Hard Things (1)

    My disciple started reading Do Hard Things, and it intrigued me. The book came as a result of The Rebelution, a movement started by a couple of teens seeking to rebel against low expectations.

    I began reading the book a couple nights ago, and my feelings are mixed. While it is great to see God using a couple of teens to accomplish so much, it saddens me that my peers and I probably need this book as much as its intended audience. Even adults today are content with comfortable lives, failing to go above and beyond for the glory of God.

    I’m excited to see where this book goes. Anyone care to join me on this reading and doing adventure?

    (1) Harris, Alex; Harris, Brett (2008-04-15). Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (Kindle Locations 39-41). The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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