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Overview A bestselling author introduces readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity that can change lives around the world. Alcorn reveals God's long-term plan for believers' eternal, spiritual wealth and His short-term plan to make joyful investors in His kingdom portfolio.
Publishers Description Flip-Flop Your Concept of Giving Bestselling author Randy Alcorn introduced readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity with the release of the original "The Treasure Principle" in 2001. Now the revision to the compact, perennial bestseller includes a provocative new concluding chapter depicting God asking a believer questions about his stewardship over material resources. Readers are moved from the realms of thoughtful Bible exposition into the highly personal arena of everyday life. Because when Jesus told His followers to "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven," He intended that they discover an astounding secret: how joyful giving brings God maximum glory and His children maximum pleasure. Discover a joy more precious than gold Priceless treasure is within your reach. And with it, liberating "joy." In Randy Alcorn 's "The Treasure Principle, "you'll unearth a radical teaching of Jesus--a secret wrapped up in giving. Once you discover this secret, life will never look the same. And you won't want it to "Supercharged with stunning, divine truth Lightning struck over and over as I read it." "-John Piper, Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis " ""The Treasure Principle "will change your life This book is destined to become a classic." "-Howard Dayton, Co-CEO, Crown Financial Ministries " "The Scripture passages and illustrations really ring true. Just what I needed " "-Hugh Maclellan, President, The Maclellan Foundation " "I enthusiastically endorse "The Treasure Principle." I hope millions will read it." "-Ronald W. Blue, Founder and CEO, Ronald Blue & Company " Story Behind the Book After years of writing and teaching on the theme "God owns everything," in 1990 Randy Alcorn was sued by an abortion clinic (for peaceful, nonviolent intervention for the unborn). Suddenly he had to resign as a pastor and was restricted to making minimum wage. Legally unable to own anything, Randy gave all his book royalties to missions work and need-meeting ministries. He and his family have experienced the reality of The Treasure Principle--that God really does own everything, takes care of us, and graciously puts assets into our hands that we might have the joy and privilege of investing in what will last for eternity.
From Publishers Weekly When you discover the secret joy of the Treasure Principle, I guarantee you'll never be content with less. So claims Alcorn in the introduction to this small gift book on Christian generosity. Noting that fifteen percent of Christ's teachings in the New Testament deal with money and possessions, more than his teachings on heaven and hell combined Alcorn compares heavenly treasure, which is eternal, with earthly riches, which will always be lost after death. Alcorn encourages Christians to understand that everything they believe they own is actually God's; they are merely managers. He is a compelling storyteller, whether drawing on Scripture, accounts of others who have lived generously, or recounting his own experiences; all of his book royalties and a large portion of his salary go to charity. Analyzing the pervasive disease of affluenza and the fact that Americans unprecedented wealth does not seem to be bringing extraordinary happiness, he says that he and other people who have discovered the secret of unfettered giving know that they are storing up treasures in heaven, their true home. Alcorn's writing here is more akin to a motivational speech (including an overabundance of rhetorical questions, italicized words and exclamation points for emphasis) than a book. However, many Christians will appreciate his countercultural messages that giving is the only antidote to materialism and the health and wealth gospel dishonors Christ. Indeed, for many, this could be a life-changing book. Copyright 2005 Publishers Weekly
Citations And Professional Reviews The Treasure Principle (LifeChange Books) by Randy Alcorn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 08/29/2005
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 79
Ingram Advance - 09/01/2005 page 118
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.54" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series LifeChange Books
ISBN 1590525086 ISBN13 9781590525081 UPC 9781590525081
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More About Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying the biblical truth.
Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has an MA degree in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and an Honorary Doctorate from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and has taught on the adjunct faculties of both.
A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books, including the bestsellers Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM’s quarterly issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence.
Randy and his wife Nanci have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.
Randy Alcorn currently resides in Gresham, in the state of Oregon.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Treasure Principle?
Good Start for Giving Nov 7, 2008
I got this book at a church. They were giving them away for free. I decided to read it, because I'm interested in giving and tithing. I have to be honest: I thought this was going to be another "Rich Christian" book, the kind that give you strategies for reducing debt, being a good steward, and investing responsibly in the stock market, giving a good portion of your profits to the local church.
I was wrong.
While there are some things about this book I don't agree with--at one point Alcorn says that financial stewardship is central to our spiritual lives(I'm paraphrasing)--the overall theme is actually pretty good. Almost two-thirds of the book is devoted to giving. But not just the usual give to your local church because you should type of giving. Alcorn calls Christians to give generously, until it hurts. He even gives an example from his own life which was quite impressive.
If you're looking for a book on giving, The Treasure Principle is a good place to start. It isn't a very deep work, but it is surprisingly refreshing in a world of "gimme, gimme" Christians.
Life Changing Potential Oct 19, 2008
This small book is one of the most powerful that I have ever read.
It has the potential to be life changing for anyone who reads it and takes it to heart. The author, Randy Alcorn, is one of the best. He has an eternal focus in all of his writing and this one is no exception. It is based on the premise of Matthew 6:19-21, which says: 'Do not store up for yourselves treasures on Earth where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.'
As the author says, 'You can't take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.' He goes on to demonstrate this point and back it up with Scripture.
This book will challenge believers, especially those in the United States where a materialistic culture is so rampant even among Christians.
This book is really terrific. I plan to read it again soon and buy some copies for others.
I would encourage every Christian to read this book.
the best Sep 23, 2008
Absolutely the best read on setting your heart free from bondage of stuff and being free to give....
Keep and give. Sep 6, 2008
This is a must read for every Christian believer. It was uplifting and affirming. I keep several copies on hand to share with people that I happen upon.
satisfied May 24, 2008
Book condition was exactly as advertised. Fast Shipping. Good packing. 100% satisfied.