Monday, July 28, 2008

The Rebelution!!

  Saturday, July 26th, my mom, sister, and I attended one of The Rebelution conferences. It was one of the most life-changing events I have ever been to before in my entire life. Below is a video about the conference:


   






  On Saturday, there were 3200 PEOPLE there to hear the conference. There were literally lots of people sitting on the floor because they ran out of seats!!! Alex and Brett Harris (the whole Harris family actually) have made a HUGE impact in many people's lives, and it was quite obvious that something was going on that day when 150 people accepted Christ into their lives! The conference itself was amazing and just something every teen and their parents needs to hear. Even if you weren't able to make the conference though, there is still good news. Alex and Brett recently published a book called "Do Hard Things". Here is my review:

  "Do Hard Things", written by Alex and Brett Harris, is an amazing book for teens and tweens that will help jumpstart many teens lives into actions for Christ. The twin brothers share about their own experiences, showing that is possible to stand out against low expectations and fight for truth. Against all odds, Alex and Brett challenge teens and tweens to start rebelling against low expectations and to start using their lives in a way the will honor and glorify God, not just partying their teen years away. The three parts in the book are entitled, Part 1: Rethinking The Teen Years, Part 2: Five Kinds of Hard, and Part 3: Join the Rebelution. The book starts out showing a "new" path that teens can take. It tells how the brothers thought up the idea for the "rebelution" as they like to call it and shows a "better way" that teens can use their lives. The next part of the book shows the steps of the process and ways to fight against low expectations. The third and final part of the book tells the stories of many teens lives, showing how they fought against low expectations, and ended up making a big impact on the world. This book is worth reading, and I strongly encourage you to look into getting your own copy today. Quote from the book: "Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. WE DO."

  This book is WORTH reading. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly reccomend reading it TODAY! Also check out their website- therebelution.com. Their blog, the forums, and the whole website is worth taking a look at. Once you get to know more about it too, I highly reccomend applying to be a member of the forums. I have already (in the past 5 days of being a member:-) met some REALLY neat people, and was blessed to meet a couple of them at the conference. 

  With that I must retire, but I hope it encourages you to know that there are MANY MANY teens in this world who have the same questions, thoughts, and desires to please and glorify God with their teenage years. God bless everyone!

                  Arya
Striving to be a Proverbs 31:30 Woman!

2 comments:

OnTheStraightAndNarrow said...

Do Hard Things and the Rebelution have greatly influenced my life. I think everyone should read the book!

Hannah Michelle said...

Hey - I was at the conference in Gaithersburg also! (Along with those 3200 other people. haha) God is definitely using this message to touch a lot of lives. :)