Item description for The Treasure Principle Bible Study: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving by Randy Alcorn & Brian Smith...
Overview Readers of Randy Alcorn's bestseller The Treasure Principle encountered a revolution in material freedom and generosity that utterly changed their quality of life. In this companion Bible study, the principles become personally applicable and more real than ever, with a powerful combination of biblical concepts, practical quotations from the book, thought-provoking questions, group discussion starters, and short Scripture passages for meditation and memorization. Managing God's investment in their lives will become a new delight, as Christians learn to put their resources to their most rewarding use.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590526201 ISBN13 9781590526200
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More About Randy Alcorn & Brian Smith
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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Good group study Sep 13, 2008
This short book hits real Biblical principles of giving, it is good for a small group study. The accompanying video helps to flesh it out. You won't feel guilty, you will feel that you can give more.
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Well done. Gifts of God presented to a cheerful giver Mar 31, 2008
Want to make a difference in the church? Give! Want to make a difference in the world? Give! Want to make a difference in your life? Give! Want to make a difference in eternity? Give!
And give with a joyful heart. Why? Well, because God commands it. But, more importantly, and, as this book very clearly and articulately points out, because Jesus decreed that we should give in order to recieve. It is a promise. Jesus, according to Mr. Tripp, spoke more about money and finances than he did about heaven and hell combined; I have no means to verifying this readily available, but it seems a rather easily believable statement. We are all self-absorbed, ego-centric creatures who seek to further our own agendas. But what can happen when you place others first?
Christ not only demanded that we give, but he said that, when we do, we build a treasure greater than any can imagine; in heaven. So, there's the catch, if you can dare to call it such; do you seek instant or long-term gratification, immediate reward or eternal earnings? Jesus promised reward to those who give. And, in all honesty, the fact that we are saved by God's grace is amazing enough. Yet, here we have the Lord's promise that he will further bless us when we give.
And this is not just another book that attempts to guilt you in to tithing, although, that is obviously a decree of the Lord as well. Rather, this book points out that we should give; time, experience, posessions. We should do so gladly; at work, at home, on the streets, in church, wherever we may see that someone is in need. The gift is to God and what God chooses to do, or to allow the recipient to do with the gift is of no concern to you, the giver. God keeps record and will reward those who give. How encouraging and ultimately, as the title plainly states, joyful a thought.
This study is short, concise, well-referenced with scripture and historical documentation. It addresses the needs for giving, the reasons why God expects us to give, to sow in to our eternal reward. And here is the truly great news. Giving, although required by God, is not a selfish act if we do it for reward. Christ called us to give for this very reason; to give in order to build our eternal reward. And the joy will follow; in a way, instant gratification nonetheless.
Are you willing to lay all at the foot of God and allow him to control what He has given you. We are merely stewards of what God has allowed us to possess. Understand this principle, read this book, and you will be on your way to a life of joyful giving and an eternity of reaping that which was sown here on earth.
An excellent read. I finished it in one night; but I am sure I will read it again. We are covering this material in our church care group (small group meetings) and it is enlightening to see how many different ways that we are enabled to give. So, be thankful for that which the Lord has given you, blessed you with, and do as he has commanded; Give.
GIVE! And do it joyfully.
You will not regret reading this book nor the results that it will bring to your personal and spiritual life. Excellent!
This book is AMAZING! Aug 6, 2004
This is one of the best books I have read. Intended for a Christian audience, "The Treasure Principle" is so simple, yet it has made such an impact on my life. The whole focus of the book is on how believers can use the money God has entrusted to them here on earth to make an eternal impact. In a time when people seek bigger homes, nicer cars and perfect bodies, this book makes Christians question how they use their money. It's a short book and an easy read. I cannot say enough good things about this book. I've purchased about 10 copies to pass along to others.