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Acres of Diamonds Mass Market Paperback – October 15, 1986
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About the Author
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.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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
But the audiobook, specifically Billy Nash's narration, is so hokey and overdramatic that the effect is spoiled. Stick with the book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have the free ones off the internet but having a real hard back book in my collection is great. Love the Acres of Diamonds and what it teaches. Take a look around you.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book helps me to look inside myself and around to discover my acres of diamond. Too often we neglect our strength, our capacities to espouse someone's else. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shelove Tilus
Recommend to anyone looking to do something great. Especially in the Kingdom of God.
Definitely 5 star read
Russell Conwell (1843-1925), raised on a farm, a Yale grad and Baptist Minister, founder of Temple University, authored one of the most beloved, self-help books in the English... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BookAWeekMan