The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn

One of the most inspiring books that I have ever read is The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn. Some biblical books on tithing and giving use guilt as a motivation for giving money; but not the Treasure Principle! 

The subtitle of The Treasure Principle is ‘Discover the secret of joyful giving!”. For me, this book delivered on that promise! A quote from the book that I love, which sums up the attitude of the author towards money and giving is "Giving infuses life with joy. It interjects an eternal dimension into even the most ordinary day."  A totally different view than the common perception of tithing as a legalistic responsibility and burden!

After reading this book, I was so inspired by the message of the the joy of giving, that I purchased and gave away multiple copies.

The Treasure Principle is definitely not filled with “fluff”, but neither is it too “heavy”. Although Alcorn packs a lot of profound concepts about money into the brief 128 pages of his book, he illustrates key truths about money and giving in contemporary, easy-to-understand language. His motivational style encourages the reader to discover both the immediate joy and the eternal rewards of the Treasure Principle with a “six step plan”. His approach is always encouraging, inspiring and motivational, never guilt inducing.

Although the book alone is a great biblical resource on money, there are a variety of additional bible study materials available to bring even more insight into the principles presented in this profound book.

The Treasure Principle Bible Study

Length of Bible Study: 20 lessons, (format is set up for 4 weeks with 5 lessons per week, but could be completed over a different time period that fits your schedule)

Need The Treasure Principle book to complete the bible study? No

Is a Leader’s Guide included? Yes

The Treasure Principle DVD

Length of Bible Study: Six sessions - 30 minutes each

Need The Treasure Principle book to complete the bible study? Recommended, but not required.

 The Treasure Principle Workshop (for groups)

The Treasure Principle Workshop Kit includes a DVD with speakers Randy Alcorn and Howard Dayton of Crown Financial Ministries, a leader’s guide and a student workbook (with CD).  Additional leader’s guides and student workbooks (with CD’s) can be purchased separately.
Length of Bible Study: Six sessions - 1 hour each (Can be taught as an all day seminar, weekend workshop, or a six week bible study or adult education elective)
Need The Treasure Principle book to complete the bible study? No
Is a Leader’s Guide included? Yes, with the Kit, and can also be purchased separately.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  (Matthew 6:19-21, NIV)