Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Treasure Principle: Unlocking The Secret of Joyful Giving ~ Book Review and Giveaway!

They say that good things come in small packages. This is a very small, easy to read book that just may change your life. It's all about the concept of laying up your treasures in heaven...you know you can't take it with you, so as the author of The Treasure Principle tells us, you can send it on ahead! Who knew? I'm going to study this book further and share it with my husband. Perhaps the reason we are always broke is because we are not giving enough.

Here is a summary:

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!

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.

Author Bio:
Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to 1990, when he started EPM, he served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has spoken around the world and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Randy is the best-selling author of twenty-seven books (over three million in print), including the novels Deadline, Dominion, and Deception as well as Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home, and Wait Until Then.

To learn more about The Treasure Principle or to purchase your own copy, go to RandomHouse.com.

They were also kind enough to give me an extra copy to give away. I'm going to add it to my other 2 book giveaways as part of my first "blogoversery" giveaway on April 18th, 2009. To be included in this random drawing, simply leave a comment after this post before then. This contest is open to all US residents. Come back eash day and leave another comment/entry.

3 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

That sounds like a great book! I hadn't heard of it.

Anonymous said...

I own this book. I should really read it some day. Lisa if I find it you can borrow it.
Padma

Ryan Burns said...

Thought your readers might like to know that Bible Study Magazine is giving away 40 signed copies of Randy Alorn's Heaven.

Winning free books is a great way to save money :)

Cheers
_ryan

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