Monday, September 17, 2018

The Giving Challenge By Stephanie Jones

A simple challenge for a richer life What began as a New Year's resolution, a challenge to give a daily gift for a month, thrust Stephanie into an adventure--from befriending a crying stranger at the airport to giving away a pencil collection she started as a child.

One month turned into 500 days, and five years later Stephanie's daily giving is a way of life, changing her in ways she never imagined.

The Giving Challenge inspires you to focus on others for forty days. What you'll discover will surprise you and delight others!

Stephanie shares some of her favorite gifts and stories from her journey, including stories from people like you, who dared to dream about the power of giving, and put their dreams into action.

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Hi! I’m Stephanie

I love giving. I gave a gift every day for over 500 days and it changed my life. During my giving journey I received the Cisco Humanitarian Award and volunteered 100+ hours in one year. Check out my book, The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life.

I love speaking. I got the bug in college when I spoke at local churches, sharing experiences from a Honduran mission trip. At 25, as Indiana Director of Victim of Services, I spoke at conferences, on television, and radio. I haven't shut up since. See my speaking page for details.

I love writing. My writing career started as a grant writer for the Indiana State Police, bringing in over $37 million dollars. I learned written words have power and can change lives. I blogged about my 500 days of giving, which led to my first book, The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life.

I love aiming and shooting. In 2000, I showed up at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy to become a State Trooper. After thirteen weeks of grueling training, I was devastated when I failed firearms. I had no plan B, but God had a plan and three years later, I would marry a fellow recruit.

I love those in law enforcement. I was raised by a police officer and learned to respect these people. I became an officer in 2007, graduating as president and top of my academy class. Remember I failed firearms in 2000? Well, in 2007, I qualified as a distinguished expert! I’m also a police wife. My unique experiences put me in a position to be an advocate for police officers, and their families.

I Dream, Discover, and Do! I not only love dreaming, but I love taking action, making my dreams a reality and helping others to do the same. I’ve traveled to 46 states, attended Oprah’s Oscar show in LA, auditioned for my own TLC show in NYC, and the list goes on.

I want to help you live your Dream, Discover your gifts, and Do amazing things.

My Thoughts...

Are you ready for a book that challenges you? If you are like me a giver then this is a book for you to give to a friend.
I love the challenges at the end of each chapter. One was buy a gift just because for a friend. I do that all the time and it makes me feel so good. It is better then a birthday gift or a Christmas gift in my opinion.
I hope that you give this book a read and take it to heart.
Give The Giving Challenge  as a gift you might just change someone's life. 
I recommend this 4 star read (challenge).
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Oh how exciting, I want to give this as gifts this year. I love the whole concept. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I like this idea, this would make a great small group study. I will bring it up at our next meeting.

  3. What a great idea, this book is much needed. I have never heard of this author before. I love learning about new authors and books.

  4. Never read any of her books but would love to read this one. Sounds very challenging.