The Treasure Principle

Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving

Publisher: Multnomah
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

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Preface to the Revisedand Updated 2017 Edition


When I was writing The Treasure Principle in 2000, someone on the publisher’s marketing team said, “So we’re going to ask people to spend money to buy your book so you can persuade them to give away lots of money?”

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PRAISE FOR

“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