Money, Possessions and Eternity
What does the Bible really say about money? Alcorn’s book provides a Christian perspective about money and material possessions based on his painstaking study of the Bible. Thought-provoking points challenge readers to rethink their attitudes and use their God-given resources in ways that will have an eternal impact. Alcorn deals straightforwardly with issues of materialism, stewardship, prosperity theology, debt, and more. An excellent choice for group study as well as individual financial guidance. Includes a study guide and appendix with additional resources.
Who wants to settle for fleeting treasures on earth, when God offers everlasting treasures in heaven? Rethink your perspectives on money and possessions – resources which God gives us to promote His own glory, the good of others, and to supply our needs.
A book which answers the questions:
~ Is prosperity theology right or wrong?
~ How can we be liberated from materialism?
~ What should we do about debt?
~ How much does God want us to give?
~ How can we best help the poor and reach the lost?
~ What about gambling? investing? insurance? savings? retirement? inheritance?
~ How can we leave our children a true heritage?
~ How can we use money in ways that God rewards?
Key Contents (not full table)
- The Challenge of Money and Possessions
- Seeing Money and Possessions in Eternity’s Light
- Giving and Sharing Our Money and Possessions
- Handling Our Money and Possessions
About the Author
Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions, and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying biblical truth.
Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has a bachelor of theology and a master of arts in biblical studies from Multnomah University and an honorary doctorate from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and has taught on the adjunct faculties of both. A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than fifty books, including Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the award-winning novel Safely Home. His books have sold more than ten million copies and have been translated into more than sixty languages.
Randy has written for many magazines, including EPM’s Eternal Perspectives. He has been a guest on more than seven hundred radio, television, and online programs. Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys time spent with his family, biking, snorkeling, underwater photography, researching, and reading.