Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Treasure Principle

The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving (LifeChange Books) The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving by Randy Alcorn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A short but excellent book on money and giving. The Bible is clear: we should invest our money where it will give us maximum returns. Only we mustn’t ask how our investments will pay off in thirty years, but thirty million years (p.18). Yes, here is a book on giving that doesn’t guilt us into giving, but entices us to do so. This is a book about the joy of giving (p.5). We are God’s money managers, and he leaves it to us to set our own salaries (p.26).

Treasure Principle Keys
• God owns everything. I’m his money manager (p.23)
• My heart always goes where I put God’s money (p.41)
• Heaven, not earth, is my home (p.45)
• I should live not for the dot but for the line (p.49)
• Giving is the only antidote for materialism (p.56)
• God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving (p.73)

Here is proof that a life-changing book does not need to be a big one. I plan to distribute The Treasure Principle widely.

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Anonymous said...


I've heard a lot about this book, but have yet to read it. Do you recall Alcorn saying something to the effect that Jesus said more about money than he did about heaven and hell combined? I've heard on several occasions that that thought comes from this book.


MJK said...

Hi Joel

Yes, Alcorn does say that in this book, as well as claiming that Jesus' teachings on this topic accounts for 15% of everything Christ said.