Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

by Russell Herman Conwell
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Acres of Diamonds by Russell Herman Conwell

Acres of Diamonds
By Russell Herman Conwell

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ISBN-13: 9781627300025
Publisher: Stonewell Press
Publication date: 10/19/2013
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Russell Herman Conwell (February 15, 1843 - December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia.

The original inspiration for his most famous essay, "Acres of Diamonds," occurred in 1869 when Conwell was traveling in the Middle East. The work began as a speech, "at first given," wrote Conwell in 1913, "before a reunion of my old comrades of the Forty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which served in the Civil War and in which I was captain."

The central idea of the work is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune-the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community.

Conwell's name lives on in the present-day Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

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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 More than 1 year 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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