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The Treasure Principle

Unlocking The Secret of Joyful Giving

Author Randy Alcorn
Narrator Paul Michael
Runtime 3.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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Release Date October 5, 2006
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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!

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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, CEO, Crown Financial Ministries

"The Scripture passages and illustrations really ring true. Just what I needed!"
-HUGH MACLELLAN, president, The Maclellan Foundation

RANDY ALCORN is a bestselling author and is founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries. He wrote the stewardship classic Money, Possessions, and Eternity and the definitive book on the afterlife, Heaven. Randy and his wife, Nanci, are proud parents and grandparents and live in Gresham, Oregon.

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This read really helped me understand why I should give
Review by / (Posted on 1/18/2016)
Randy Alcorn is no stranger to...
Randy Alcorn is no stranger to financial success, financial loss, and sacrificial giving. In The Treasure Principle, Alcorn shares with his readers six important keys to joyful and free Christian giving.


It is very possible that many Christians do not even recognize the hold that materialism has upon their lives. Alcorn’s work helps us to see just how devastatingly attached we are to our things, and how sadly we miss the joys of giving.

Alcorn challenges us to realize that God is the true owner of everything while we are merely his stewards. We will give more freely and rightly when our mindset on giving changes. Alcorn encourages us to realize that all the money we have is God’s. Instead of thinking, “What does God want me to give,” we should think, “How much would God want me to keep of his money?” This mind-shift is very helpful for believers.


Not much is negative in this book. It is possible that Alcorn is too simplistic or sweeping in his statements. This negative is not damaging for most readers, however, only for those who read this book without discernment.


It would be very good for almost any Christian, especially in western cultures, to read through and strongly consider Alcorn’s The Treasure Principle. Perhaps it would open our eyes and hearts to giving for the joy of the eternal reward and the glory of God. Yes, readers should be careful and consider their steps wisely, but this is true of any book. Without question, believers should consider how God would have us worship him through giving in the midst of this difficult financial time.

I am grateful to for their excellent downloadable version of this book. They also have a free download of conference audio from Alcorn on this book (I haven’t’ listened to it, but I’d suppose it contains much of the same material for $0).
Review by / (Posted on 5/18/2010)
This short production is packed with...
This short production is packed with inspiration and challenge to Christians. Randy Alcorn has a unique ability to express his thoughts in writing, and narrator Paul Michael voices them in a slow and measured way to give listeners time to consider them. Alcorn confronts a Christian who puts all his energy into garnering for himself an affluent lifestyle that will eventually pass away. The "treasure principle" refers to laying up treasures in heaven, which will not pass away. Giving to others and seeking to glorify God with our earthly treasure will turn into eternal treasure. Accumulating wealth just to have wealth will never bring peace and joy. True riches come by putting God first. The message is inspiring and thought provoking. N.L. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
Review by / (Posted on 6/4/2007)