The Treasure Principle, Revised and Updated - Randy Alcorn

The Treasure Principle, Revised and Updated

By Randy Alcorn

  • Release Date: 2001-10-09
  • Genre: Christianity
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 23 Ratings)


Discover how the joy of giving can make your life richer, starting today.

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.

Jesus spent more time talking about money and possessions than about heaven and hell combined. But too often we’ve overlooked or misunderstood his most profound teaching on this topic, from his words in Matthew 6. Jesus offers us life-changing investment advice. He actually wants us to store up treasures for ourselves—just not here on earth. Instead, he urges us to store our treasure in heaven, where they will await us, and last forever. We can’t take it with us—but we can send it on ahead!

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. In 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 be. 

“Supercharged with stunning, divine truth! Lightning struck over and over as I read it.” 
- John Piper, Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis


  • What Do You Treasure?

    By MKWick
    This is the third Alcorn book I have completed and one that takes no time to read. Recently a colleague of mine gave away a dozen or so of The Treasure Principle, and I became interested in reading these 100 pages about giving. I do own Alcorn's Money, Possessions, and Eternity's, a much larger layman's theology of stewardship, but I have had difficulty getting motivated to complete the 500 pages of mouse print. The Treasure Principle is divided into six chapters and contains six treasure principle keys... Principle #1: God owns everything. I'm his money manager - We are merely taking care of the possessions God has leant us. Principle #2: My heart always goes where I put God's money - Put the money you earn into eternal things like missions. Principle #3: Heaven, not Earth is my home - Our true homeland is a home that God is preparing for us. Principle #4: I should live not for the dot, but for the line - The dot is our present life on Earth, but there is a line that extends from that dot that does not stop. This is eternity in Heaven and that is what we should set our minds on. Principle #5: Giving is the antidote to materialism - Giving reminds us that we are to not to be living for the world or ourselves. We were created to give God all the glory. Principle #6: God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving - God blesses us so we can bless others. Fans of prosperity gospel preachers like T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen will not like this book. On the other hand, if you crave Scripture passages and illustrations told with life-changing joy, The Treasure Principle is for you. Reading this book will make you evaluate the financial decisions you are making. "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-20