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Acres of Diamonds
     

Acres of Diamonds

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by Russell H. Conwell
 

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This stirring manifesto shows how to discover everything you need to succeed- where you least expect it.

So begins one of the most famous speeches of the twentieth century, a talk that educator and minister Russell H. Conwell delivered before literally thousands of audiences before his death in 1925. In its printed version Acres of Diamonds reached

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This stirring manifesto shows how to discover everything you need to succeed- where you least expect it.

So begins one of the most famous speeches of the twentieth century, a talk that educator and minister Russell H. Conwell delivered before literally thousands of audiences before his death in 1925. In its printed version Acres of Diamonds reached millions of readers around the world. Conwell's great manifesto imparts one extraordinary lesson: All the wealth you could ever dream of, search for, or yearn after-in whatever form you wish for-exists right beneath your own feet. It is a message of determination, unconventional thinking, and positive living that came to influence a generation of motivational literature.

The Success Classics edition of Acres of Diamonds also features two rare bonus works: Praying for Money and The Story of "Acres of Diamonds" by journalist Robert Shackleton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515085471
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/15/1985
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Acres of Diamonds 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Acres of Diamonds is a lecture that Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University, delivered more than 6,000 times across the country. Through this lecture, Conwell debunks the idea that it is noble to be poor, an idea that far too many Christians share. He illustrates that it is our duty as Christians to use our gifts to honestly earn riches, because you can do more good with riches than without. Conwell successfully illustrates the difference between the popular expression 'money is the root of all evil' and the complete Biblical passage which states 'the love of money is the root of all evil'. The love of money is idolatry, but money itself is neither good nor evil. It is simply a tool which may be used for either good or evil. In these pages we learn the virtues of earning money through honest, hard work. We learn to look for opportunities to serve others in our own back yard by simply finding a need and filling it. If you wish to be great, begin with who you are right now, where you are right now. Follow these principles, and you will uncover your own acres of diamonds. Larry Hehn, Author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will appeal to the inner being, it will motivate the man inside all of us. After reading this fine book, you will find inside your self a new power, a new desier to suceed! Russell H. Conwell is a fine man, he found the chain to which desire for wealth is attached. He pulled that chain, and is helping millions to suceed. Wouldn't you be the fool to walk away from a book like this, without reading it? This book will hand you the key to sucess, all you have to do is open the door.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I reread this book about every 6-9 months and I love how it opens my mind up to the simple possibilities around me
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