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
Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere.
With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.
New content includes callouts and new chapters on how to invest safely in today's market and on understanding that Jesus wasn't poor.
Imagine if you could achieve a life of true prosperity, enjoying:A vitally alive, healthy body through which you experience relationships that are always satisfying and intimate, honest, and nurturingWork you love so much that it's not work--it's playAll the money you can spend
Living at this exceptional level is not only possible--it's right there for you, Edwene Gaines explains, if only you abide by the four spiritual laws of prosperity. Gaines, an ordained Unity minister, has been delivering her inspirational, life-changing message to audiences of all faiths at workshops across the country. Now she brings her powerful words to readers of this, her first book. Explaining the four spiritual laws, she shows why it is essential to:Tithe to the person or place where you have received your spiritual nourishmentSet clear-cut, tangible goalsForgive everyone all the time, especially yourselfSeek, discover, and follow your divine purpose--which will help you to assign significance to your life and bring a passion to all that you do
The solution to financial problems lies within, Gaines insists, and here she shows readers how to raise their abundance consciousness and free themselves from a life of deprivation and want.
Popular author and Bible scholar Mark Allan Powell presents stewardship as an act of worship, an expression of faith, and a discipline for spiritual growth. Faithful use of our time, talents, and treasures starts with a deep, satisfying relationship with the God to whom we belong. We can then learn, says Powell, to give gladly and generously out of our heartfelt connection with God.
In the second half of Giving to God Powell applies these principles to today’s complicated world. After providing answers to practical questions about living and giving, Powell lays out a specific plan that Christians will be able to embrace as both a duty and a delight.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In an age in which so many have so much, and most want more, what does the word abundance really mean? What does God have to say about it? And how can Chrisitians find and walk in it?
Respected author and teacher Derek Prince, with his trademark methodical approach, brings his wisdom and insight to the topic of God's abundance. He explains what abundance consists of and how believers can break the curse of poverty and step into a life of freedom. Prince also lays out the biblical conditions necessary to receiving this supernatural provision, giving Christians a practical guide to walking in God's generous abundance and Kingdom blessings.
Published alongside Maximize, Nelson Searcy's much-anticipated stewardship guidebook for church leaders, The Generosity Ladder will allow laypeople to fully grasp God's plan for their finances, acknowledge their current level of stewardship, and chart out the steps they need to take in order to handle money in a way that honors God.
“Stewardship? What’s that got to do with me?” you might ask.
Tony Evans explains that all we think we own really belongs to God. And when we think of “our” money that way, we can learn to be good stewards, or managers, of what has been entrusted to us.
Living in Financial Victory carefully lays out how we should approach the vital topic of money in the areas of:
Stewardship — Using what we have to further God’s kingdom agenda
Rewards — The blessings and benefits of doing it God’s way
Victory — Overcoming debt and financial bondage
Tony Evans will help you discover the answers to everyday financial issues by showing you that God has a purpose for your money. Take the journey through this concise and practical book.
Is the sky falling in? Some feel that way. Is God still in control? Others wonders as they see and experience fallout from the greed and corruption that is seemingly pushing our nation to the brink of bankruptcy.
In Lee Jenkins on Money, financial analyst Lee Jenkins answers questions about the nation's changing economy and other financial matters readers may be facing in the midst of this difficult financial climate. He helps them take a sober and responsible look at their finances and challenges them to be faithful stewards over what God has entrusted to them. Lee shows that by looking at life from God's perspective and applying biblical principles to their finances, readers bear witness to the fact that God is still in control and there is still hope.
The Law of Rewards is published in association with Generous Giving, Inc., a ministry of The Maclellan Foundation, which offers practical tools and events designed to transform hearts and minds for revolutionary generosity.
Do you know if you have enough? Do you know how much is enough? If you can't answer these questions, Master Your Money is for you.
In this book, Ron Blue extracts principles from God's Word and applies them to your financial portfolio.
Learn how to:Avoid the most common financial mistakesApply biblical principles for money managementSave, invest, and give wiselyCreate a long-term financial plan that worksPlan for your taxes and estate needsGet out of debt
Ron’s professional experience in financial planning will ease your anxieties over money and be an asset to you and your family for generations to come. Learn the tools and techniques you need to move forward toward true financial freedom.
This new edition includes important updates and new content, making it timely and relevant.
In Dr. Clif Christopher's nearly forty years in ministry as a pastor and President of Horizons Stewardship Company, he has witnessed the financial stewardship practices of thousands of churches. A few have exceptional records in acquiring and managing the necessary funds for mission and ministry, but the vast majority struggle every year to get by.
In this important new work made even more relevant by our economic times, Christopher contrasts the traits of the most productive congregations with those who perennially fail to secure the funds to perform transformational ministry. Some churches practice the necessary financial habits that form the foundation of successful ministry, and others waste valuable resources and undermine ministry opportunities.
Through Christopher’s insight born out of years of experience and consultation, readers can assess the financial condition of their own churches.
Perspectives on Tithing presents in point-counterpoint format the most common views about how Christians are to give of their financial resources, addressing the myriad of questions that surround the complex issue. Ken Hemphill (Empowering Kingdom Growth) and Bobby Eklund (Eklund Stewardship Ministries) contribute "The Foundations of Giving" while the book's editor, David A. Croteau (Liberty University), writes "The Post-Tithing View: Giving in the New Covenant." A chapter by Reggie Kidd (Reformed Theological Seminary) is called "Tithing in the New Covenant? 'Yes' as Principle, 'No' as Casuistry." Finally, Gary North (Institute for Christian Economics) looks directly at "The Covenantal Tithe," and Scott Preissler (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) provides the epilogue.
Enjoy this booklet and please spread the word. We are in the last days and giving is more important now than ever before. If you do not have a platform you can still preach from wherever you are.. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38. .Inside "The Giving Principle: God's Way are all of the scriptures you need to speak and declare over your seed before and after it is planted...
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DOCAT helps young people to know and live Catholic Social Teaching.
It's a great, practical follow up to YOUCAT, the hugely popular Youth Catechism, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Drawing on Scripture, YOUCAT, the Catechism, and the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, DOCAT shows young people how to work toward building a "civilization of love".
• Popular Q & A YOUCAT style, tackles tough questions about social justice and related issues
• Lots of full-color photos with young people and others
• Inspirational and insightful quotes , including comments from St John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict
• Written with help from church leaders, business leaders, social activists, and young people
• Guides young people in conscience formation and Catholic action on social and political issues
Money is not the only currency your ministry needs. Author Eric H. F. Law shows us how the six blessings of time and place, gracious leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money flow through successful missional ministries. And they can flow through your ministry too! Learn how to use these gifts to rejuvenate, recirculate, regenerate, and expand your ministry through Law's insightful stories, instruction, processes, exercises, and activities. Tools in the book help evaluate how your church uses each gift and enables church members to measure and value the six blessings. Holy Currencies will push you to think beyond your church's current boundaries and create rich, sustainable missional ministries.
In this sequel, Christopher responds to these questions in the same forthright manner that he originally laid forth his propositions. He offers simple, strategic advice on such difficult questions as:
“Exactly how do I go about gaining access to the donor records when my church has prohibited it for a hundred years?”
“How do I explain a meeting with just those who are strong givers without alienating those who are not?”
“How can we advocate online giving without encouraging some to abuse their credit cards?”
“What should letters to different giving constituencies look like?”
Larry Burkett, renowned for his Christian Financial Concepts ministry, dedicated himself to helping people understand what the Scripture says about finances. Through a series of outstanding articles taken from CFC newsletters, Using Your Money Wisely clearly demonstrates God’s principles for prudent money management
If you and your spouse are newly married, you probably have a lot of questions about how to make, spend, and invest money. Financial expert Larry Burkett can help you avoid the financial pitfalls many young couples encounter. In this highly practical guide, he helps you:Understand how God uses money in a marriageMake wise choices about credit cardsDesign a budget that you both likeStop bad habits before they startTeach your children about financesDecide what type of investments are right for you … and much more.Starting Out Right offers solid biblical direction and time-tested advice to help you make wise financial choices that will last a lifetime.
When she was a toddler, Jeff Anderson’s daughter opened his eyes to how delighted God is with our gifts. She brought him a plastic donut from her play kitchen, and he was surprised by the intensity of his reaction. His delight in receiving this simple gift—and his daughter’s joy in giving it—led him to dig deeper. Anderson would not rest until he found the scriptural connection between our gifts and God’s heart.
Plastic Donuts removes the awkwardness and uncertainty that often accompany discussions about giving. Now you can think differently-and biblically-about what and how you give.
Your gifts can capture God’s attention and connect you more intimately with His heart. Plastic Donuts brings everyone—leaders and followers, teachers and learners—onto the same page.
From the Hardcover edition.
In just two decades it has inspired everyday people to provide more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in 130 countries. This beautiful book weaves the moving, God-saturated story of the ministry's beginning with the soul-stirring, Christ exalting stories of lives that have been forever changed by a simple shoebox.
Operation Christmas Child is filled with full-color photos of children whose smiles help tell what is a thoroughly hopeful story. Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham provides insight as the incredible stories of life transformation are told.
Proceeds from Operation Christmas Child go to support the ministry it seeks to celebrate and honor.
In a world of shifting economic realities, few financial equations last very long. In the marketplace, countless writers, analysts, and con artists clamor for the public ear. Whose voice can we trust? Which financial principles will stand the test of time?
The Word on Finances sorts through the clamor of advice, plans, and ideas to bring us back to the final word we most need to hear: God’s.
Author Larry Burkett has organized an invaluable collection of relevant Scriptures into one easy-to-reference volume. Topically arranged New American Standard Bible passages and a concordance focus attention on 70 areas of finance and stewardship, all grouped under 8 headings:Right attitudesWrong attitudesCredit Giving and providingGod’s blessings and cursesInvestingWork and WagesGovernment
Borrowing, bribery, planning, saving, taxes, and more—if the Bible mentions it, it’s in this book. With Burkett’s practical wisdom opening each topical selection, The Word on Finances is a go-to guide for spending money wisely and in a way that honors God.
Each day, there are things you know you have to do. Then there are things you really ought to do, plus things you desperately want to do. But how do we find time for it all? Stuart Briscoe, former senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, presents an outstanding commentary on evaluating our priorities so that the concerns of this world do not rob us of our valuable time. Prioritizing our lives isn’t easy, particularly when we consider the conflict that can arise between doing what is good and being comfortable, popular, and profitable. But Briscoe calls Christians to boldly address any areas of selfishness and to begin to see life through kingdom eyes. When we do, our priorities will change to focus on goodness, righteousness, and truth.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.”
—Jesus (Matthew 6:33 )
It sounds great in theory to seek God’s kingdom first, but is it really feasible? So many things rob your precious time that you wonder if you can afford to bump everything else in your life to secondary status.
But this is not about prioritizing. This is a matter of heart. While you long for harmony in your harried schedule and significance amidst the busyness, God yearns to give them to you. Stuart Briscoe’s insights will guide you to the focused, fulfilling life you long for. Because once you begin seeking the Lord before all else, all else simply falls into place.
What are you waiting for? You have no time to waste.
Story Behind the Book
Stu Briscoe travels more than he is home, so time is a premium for him and his wife, Jill. He has found that the only way to stay focused on his life and ministry is to put first things first and not allow those things that attempt to steal his time to succeed. Upon further study, he has discovered that the right approach to managing his time and priorities is really to put the right things first. By putting God’s kingdom first and seeking His will, everything else falls naturally into place.
How do we have a relationship with a God we can’t see? There must be more to the Christian life than silence, and more to God than a vacant stare.
Divine Applause weaves together biblical insights and personal stories that illustrate the surprising ways God connects with us. Let Jeff Anderson show you how to use your spiritual senses to experience God.
· Sense God’s personal attention in unmistakable ways.
· Cultivate a constant awareness of God’s presence.
· Enjoy the reward of secrets between you and God.
· Take risks to break out of a status-quo life and connect more directly with God.
· Discover the intensity of God’s interest in you.
You don’t have to settle for a distant walk with God. He wants you to know that He notices—and that He delights in you.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
-cultivate first-time givers
-motivate people to tithe
-develop an ongoing stewardship system
-follow up with givers the right way
-develop multiple giving options
-shepherd the five types of givers in the church
-educate people to grow in the grace of giving
Stewardship is an essential part of discipleship. This revolutionary yet biblically based guide will chase the money discussion out of the darkness and bring it the attention it deserves. Every pastor needs a copy of Maximize!
Saving America’s economy is not a conservative-versus-liberal issue, it is a biblical issue. National leaders have failed to pull the country out of its financial tailspin because both major parties are working from the wrong text. For a nation to achieve stability and enjoy lasting economic health, it needs to adopt the economic principles set forth in the Bible.
Godonomics uncovers the core teachings from God’s Word that offer the only workable solution to our nation’s economic back-slide. Biblical principles uphold the superiority of free-market capitalism, which produced history’s highest standard of living and established the United States as an unrivaled superpower. But forces are at work today, even in the church, that seek to enslave our nation in a socialistic system. Now you can speak out—using God’s Word—against false teachings that endanger your livelihood and the future of America.
Let Godonomics show you God’s requirements for financial success—in your own life and in the affairs of our nation. By following Scripture’s economic principles, you can ensure your family’s financial wellbeing even if America falls into a deepening crisis. And if we act together, it is not too late to reverse the decline.
“Godonomics is a thoughtful critique of the theories that control the world of commerce and shape the lives of men and nations. Chad Hovind challenges us to reassess doing business as usual.”
—Dr. Peter A. Lillback, president of Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
“Chad Hovind offers a creative and compelling case for the constitutional framework for government. He also provides practical fi nancial principles that will help you make wise decisions with your money.”
—Shane F. Krauser, author of Your Nation to Save, director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education
“Godonomics is an incredible comparison of biblical economics and the culture. A real eye-opener.”
—Josh D. McDowell, popular speaker, coauthor of Undaunted and The Unshakable Truth
“Chad Hovind brings a reasonable voice to the convinced and the unconvinced. Godonomics applies God’s wisdom on economics both to individuals and nations. You will learn about the Bible’s prescription to secure our nation’s future economic health.”
—David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders
“Using God’s Word regarding financial principles, you can now be bold in speaking out against false teachings. Your entire family will learn from this important book.”
—Mark Whitacre, PhD, president of operations and COO of Cypress Systems Inc.
What if you could take something out of your pocket today that would make God wonderfully personal and absolutely real to someone who, only minutes earlier, had been secretly calling out to God for help, for an answer, for any shred of evidence that He cares?
Discover the incredible resource that’s small enough to fit in your wallet or purse, yet big enough to change someone’s life--starting with yours. In The God Pocket, Bruce Wilkinson tells you what that little something is, explains how to deliver God’s provision to someone in need, and shares how God is ready to reveal Himself through you.
The God Pocket Prayer
Today I ask to be sent to show Your love and deliver Your funds to the person You choose. I carry Your provision in my God Pocket, and I am ready and willing. I am Your servant, Lord. Whenever You nudge me, I will respond! Here am I – please send me!
—Joe Gibbs, former NFL head coach and founder of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs RacingThis book will transform your finances . . . and your life.
When you learn what the God of the universe says about handling money—and apply it—everything changes. Your Money Map shows you how.
This biblical and practical guide is for everyone—single or married, young or old, whether you earn a little or a lot. It helps you:Frame your finances within God’s big pictureDetermine and change the trajectory of your financial situationEstablish and follow 7 steps for wise stewardship.
Follow the principles in Your Money Map toward financial freedom and you will know a joy, peace, and confidence about your finances that few ever do.
Includes discussion questions, tools, and resources to help you put the book into practice.
Choosing to live a generous life can transform you and the world around you. Something incredible happens when giving becomes your own idea, not something you do out of duty or obligation. When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle, you’ll realize you’re not only loving life more, you’re also creating a more generous world— a better world for all of us.
Inside you’ll find tips about:
• Thinking of giving as something you get to do, not something you have to do.
• How to raise kids with a sensitivity to others’ needs.
• Making a difference without being a millionaire.
• Practical ideas for ways to give to people around you every day.
I Like Giving shows you how to experience the joy of giving because we all have something to give. Beyond money or things, giving can be a listening ear, a touch, or simply the gift of time. Giving is living.
Some examples include:
· Planned giving and endowment funds.
· Strategies to increase end-of-year giving.
· First steps for the newly-appointed pastor.
· Pastors’ knowledge of donors and giving in their church.
· Timing of building projects and capital campaigns.
· Special offerings.
· Selecting members for the finance committee.
· What to do when giving is down.
· Preaching about tithing.
But God never meant for us to be so busy. God desires for us to have rest and peace. Brady Boyd shows you how to live a life that embraces stillness and solitude, so you can find the peace that God wants for you.
This is a guidebook to help married and engaged couples build (or rebuild) their relationship by working together on financial issues. With God's principles at work, there is hope for arriving at financial balance! Couples learn to understand and respect each other, and by communicating more effectively, can begin the journey to financial harmony—and joy!