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A Father's Love

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Author Jim Mazziotti was at his wits end. He was losing his son who was in the process of throwing away his life, and help seemed non-existent. Then Jim found a boarding school that would change both their lives. The heartrendingly candid and inspiring 144 letters Jim wrote his son over the course of 5 1/2 months would help his son overcome The Challenge and grow into the man his father always knew he could be. A father-son love story you won't want to miss.

- Linden Gross · Author · One Stop Writing Shop

Book cover for 'The Challenge: How 144 Letters Changed My Life, The Life Of My Son, And Will Change Your Life Too' by Jim Mazziotti. The cover photo is also displayed on a mobile phone, indicating its online availability

How 144 Letters Changed My Life, The Life Of My Son, 
nd Will Change Your Life Too
by Jim Mazziotti

This book takes you on a profound and purposeful journey of love and self-discovery, uncovering how letters changed the lives of a father and a son.

Jim Akers

Author of Amazon #1 New Release

Tape Breakers: Maximize Your Impact with People You Love Teams You Lead and Causes that Stir Your Heart

"The depth of a father's love has the power to change lives and the course of history. There is something magical about a father's love that draws us to it--we thirst for its redemptive blessing. Love wins if we cling to it, learn from it and apply it.  Jim Mazziotti takes you on a journey in The ChalleNGe that will raise your faith in the power and source of love."

Scott Ballard

Coach, Author and Speaker, Confidence Coach LLC

The ChalleNGe is a fascinating and moving story of how simple handwritten letters connected a father and a son. You will be inspired. You will most certainly cry, and you will discover how one boy found the confidence to do anything!

To my friend and fellow author, Jim Mazziotti, well done. This book and your life are truly an inspiration to me.

Kary Oberbrunner
Author of Exilir Project and Day Job to Dream Job

The ChalleNGe is a beautiful story of one young man's journey from being lost and then found.

The reader will experience the emotions and pain of both a father and a son as they exchange heartfelt letters to each other and, in the end, discover 'The Prize' they have been seeking.

A Father's Prayer

When my son, Tony, was away from home at The Oregon Youth Challenge I wrote in my journal every day for 5 1/2 months. One entry in my journal was a prayer I felt necessary to write and recite daily, sometimes several times daily. A copy of this prayer is in my book. Below is the page torn from the spiral notebook I wrote the prayer in.

A prayer by Jim Mazziotti, the author of 'THE CHALLENGE,' for his son

About The Author

Jim Mazziotti, known by his close and personal friends and colleagues as MAZZ, is a founding partner and certified coach, speaker, trainer, and author with the John Maxwell Organization speaking across the United States on important business and leadership topics. MAZZ is also a Realtor and was the principal broker/owner of EXIT Realty Bend located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. As a Realtor, he holds numerous certifications and designations including the ABR, SRES, OICP, SFR, MRP, and is a FICO Pro. Jim is married to his wife, Leann, and has three children, Nici, Christiano and Tony.  Jim has recently moved to the Dallas Metroplex area in Texas. The publishing of his book led to The National Guard Youth Foundation asking that he join the Board of Directors for the National Foundation.

Your Life Will Change Too

The Central Oregon Daily interview featuring 'THE CHALLENGE' book author Jim Mazziotti

Watch the Central Oregon Daily with Jim Mazziotti about ‘THE CHALLENGE...' book. Click here.


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