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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (May 13, 2013)Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (Multnomah Books, April 15, 2013), co-authored by twin brothers Alex and Brett Harris, is celebrating five years of encouraging teens to make a positive difference in the world with a new edition of the landmark book. The five-year anniversary edition of Do Hard Things offers fresh material including a new introduction, a Q&A starter primer and a conversation guide.

WaterBrook Multnomah President Stephen W. Cobb stated, “We’re proud to be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Do Hard Things as it continues to inspire teenagers to step out and make a difference. Also, we are privileged to have exceptional young men like Alex and Brett Harris in our publishing line-up.”

Since its debut in 2008, Do Hard Things has inspired a 15-year-old Indiana girl to help organize a four-mile Walk/Run4Freedom to raise money to combat human trafficking, another teen to create an educational game called “Remembus,” and a 17-year-old home school student to graduate high school and college at the same time. With thousands of young people still being inspired to make the most of their teenage years, this movement continues to grow stronger. For more examples of exceptional teens, visit

“It’s been thrilling to watch the success of Do Hard Things,” stated David Kopp, executive editor. “Alex and Brett are accomplishing what more than a few parents and teachers have failed to do—motivate teens to do hard things for the glory of God. And look at the result. Alex and Brett have inspired thousands of young people around the world to make the most of their teen years. What a wonderful achievement! At Multnomah, we feel truly honored to be partners with the Harrises and their ‘Rebelution’ in this important, God-honoring movement.” 

When it originally released in 2008, Do Hard Things became a CBA best seller, and now has more than 450,000 copies in print.

Alex and Brett Harris have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and in the New York Times. They are also co-authors of Start Here: Do Hard Things Right Where You Are. In 2012, both Harris brothers graduated from Patrick Henry College. Alex Harris is now married with a daughter and attending Harvard Law School. Brett is a newlywed debuting in an upcoming film. For more on Alex and Brett Harris, visit or