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Risking It All: One Woman's Adventure Giving Away Her Income

Risking It All: One Woman's Adventure Giving Away Her Income

Several years ago I received a compulsion to give away my income for one year and to write about the experience. The book is a journal of how I did that—how I decided where to give, how I survived, and how the adventure affected me. Not everybody may be challenged to have that exact kind of giving experience, but everyone can find simple and practical ways to give should they so desire. This book provides plenty of practical suggestions and inspiration.

Risking It All is the personal, one-year journal of a woman who was dissatisfied with the status quo of her life. Desiring to make a difference, she decided to risk it all.

The typical middle-class lifestyle: get educated, earn money, find and marry a spouse, set up housekeeping, get some pets or have children, upgrade, buy stuff, earn more money, buy more stuff, purchase a home, upgrade the home, take vacations, expand the home, go on fancier vacations and adventures, do more, and make more.

At some point, all of this purchasing, upgrading, and adventuring no longer fills the “satisfaction hole.” It never will, because it can’t. We were made for something else, for eternal purposes and, ultimately, an eternal destiny.

In this diary, Jill Marie Thomas records her prayers, studies, thoughts, and actions as she decides to stop skipping over those hard Bible verses about giving to the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and others. Each chapter documents one month of her research, her struggles, and her joys as she confronts twelve of the major social issues of our time and carries out her risky choice to give away all of her income.

A twelve-week study is also available for additional study, sold separately.

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