Holding Treasure in Open Hands

The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn


Quite simply, you cannot argue with this book. It is simultaneously convicting and edifying as the Treasure Principle does not come from the mind of Brother Alcorn, it comes directly from the Scriptures. Ultimately, the reader cannot arrive at any conclusion other than everything we treasure belongs to God and we are but managers of this treasure during our fleeting days in this world. Once that attitude has come set in the believers mind, behavioral change is soon to follow.

Unlike other books on this topic, Alcorn uses just a handful of application illustrations of a personal nature. This is not a ‘name it and claim it’ guide nor is it a strategy for managing your wealth for greater return. It is, on the other hand, an exemplary survey of the what the Bible has to say about the handling and giving of God’s wealth that he entrusts to his people. Randy organizes a series of principles under the guiding light you can’t take it with you – but you can send it on ahead.

You will read this book in a couple of hours but you will spend many days and weeks thinking about the principles. Inarguable, you are confronted with the uncomfortable truths that the Spirit will use to prick your conscience as He realigns your priorities. Only the most callous will walk away from the book unmoved. Others will carefully and prayerfully review the true object of their heart and begin to make the necessary adjustments.

I am grateful to Multnomah Books who provided this copy for review.

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