The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn is a wonderful little gem that you can read in one day, I personally read it in a few sittings about an hour long each. The only reason my reading sessions where for only an hour was not because the book did not keep me interested. Life is what got in the way (not that I am complaining, life is good). We all have busy lives. It was nice to look forward to my time set aside for each day to read this book. I find one of the simple, great pleasures in life is having a book that I can look forward to continue reading. This is definitely a book I found that I looked forward to reading each day.
Randy sets a gentle, direct, and strong tone throughout the book. I need to also mention he sets a high standard for himself and asks us to do the same. His first treasure principle key; "God owns everything. I'm his money manager" gives you a heads up where he stands in regards to giving to others. I feel he bravely shares a few moments of his life throughout the book which have helped him understand, find peace, and share his wisdom with us in regards to the joy of giving. He shares just enough to get you thinking and helps explains where his concept and experience is coming from.
I found from this book, Randy is not shy about challenging the reader to new ideas or maybe expand our previous thoughts about tithing, giving, and materialism. Especially in this economy which we live in today, learning to give joyously is a gift in itself. We all have been blessed with the art of giving joyously at one point or another and he helps guide us into learning how to challenge ourselves to give even more.
I do recall hearing somewhere when I was a teenage girl the story of Alfred Nobel. Name sound familiar to you? I found it charming to come across this story once again in chapter 6. It is one of those 5 minute stories that gets you thinking. At least it did to me when I was about 16 or 17, and I found it still held its charm. It got me thinking again and I am soon to be 40. I believe talent is when a writer can captivate a reader; and even more impressive when it does not limit itself to age gaps. He chooses his examples wisely throughout the book to help get his message across.
I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to others. This would make a great gift to a family member or friend.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group has given me this book for free in exchange for my review.