Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Book Review: The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn

This is a tiny little book that is packed full of kick-you-in-the-butt ideas. About money. The idea is that where you put your money is where your heart goes. To flip it, where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Buy stock in GM and suddenly you’re reading the stock page and pulling up articles about the auto industry. Give money to missions in India you’re probably going to be reading about India and be more interested in world missions. 

So how should we use our money as Christians, especially if we believe (as this book makes the case that we should) that it’s actually God’s money, not ours? That’s what this book addresses. It makes the case that we’re (in a sense) God’s money manager, set with the task of investing His money wisely. So what will we do with that? Keep it for ourselves and our “needs” (more likely “wants” for the average American)? Or give lavishly, give sacrificially? If God is the greatest giver in the universe, do you really think He will let us outgive Him? Go ahead, try. 

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