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About The Treasure Principle

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.

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 holds degrees in theology and biblical studies and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books including Courageous, 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 resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.

You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries at www.epm.org or 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or 503.668.5200. Follow Randy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries at www.epm.org or 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or 503.668.5200. Follow Randy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: www.epm.org/blog.

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Product Details

128 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Sep 6, 2005

Trim Size: 4-1/2 x 6-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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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.

Click Here to read the first chapter of the Treasure Principle

By Cameron Cloud

The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving Randy AlcornFor some time I have been blessed and challenged by the writing of Randy Alcorn.  The Treasure Principle is no exception.Subtitled, "Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving," the Treasure Principle examines the heart of giving and generosity.  The Treasure Principle is simple and familiar: "You can't take it with you, but you can send it on ahead."While noting that there...

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By Christine Loren

This book is great. It is concise and motivational. I read it the first time and thought it was great, and then went back and took notes for a second reading and thought it was even better. This would be a great book to study with a small group or just discussing as a book club with friends.The author does a great job of using illustrations and stories to motivate believers to think "eternally" about every giving, saving and...

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By Lesa Brackbill

I just read the book "The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving" by Randy Alcorn and it was a powerful reminder of what the Bible says about giving. Giving is one of the most important parts of the Christian life, and it brings more joy than nearly anything else. The author discusses various topics on giving, beginning with the fact that God owns it all--we merely manage it. He points out that when we hold tightly to...

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By Carol Doppler

The Treasure Principle was extremely insightful. I was pleasantly surprised at how plainly the Bible explains our possessions on earth and how if we're willing to accept our tasks and roles on earth regarding our possessions how much more blessed we would be. Alcorn clearly defines why churches mention the '10%', gives the biblical definition and goes far beyond what we can do with that as servants. There are no miracle solutions to God's...

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By Craig Owens

One of the knocks I often hear about the church is that we talk too much about money. I don't feel that's an accurate assessment, especially considering that Jesus talked about money and possessions more than He did about Heaven and Hell. In The Treasure Principle: Unlocking The Secret Of Joyful Giving, Randy Alcorn shares the keys that Jesus taught about this important topic. In just the first few pages, Randy sets the stage for this book...

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