I enjoy reading. In fact, I'm reading much of the time that I don't have to be doing something else. One of the best books I have read in a long time, and which I highly recommend, is "Do Hard Things." The most interesting thing about this book is that it is written by teenagers.
This book was recently written by Alex and Brett Harris, younger twin brothers of Joshua Harris, who is probably best known for his book, "I Kissed Dating Good-Bye." Alex and Brett are home-schooled young men who are tired of seeing the teen years wasted. Instead, they challenge teens to use the years from 13-18 as a time of launching into adulthood. They speak a lot about this on their website.
In "Do Hard Things," the Harris twins challenge teens (and adults) to rebel against low expectations. They set the bar high and go after it. This is a very encouraging read for anyone, but in particular for teens and parents of teens. It is a breath of fresh air in our culture. I don't read quickly, but I devoured this text in just a couple of days. I wish I had read this book when I was twelve years old.
May God raise up more teens to challenge the status quo! May our churches encourage this!