Considered by many to be one of the finest speeches ever written, Acres of Diamonds offers a multitude of lessons about the rewards of work, education, and finding the riches of life in one's own back yard.In an era when many Americans would pack public halls to hear speeches given by the greatest citizens of their day, Russell Conwell read his world-famous lecture hundreds of times, and used the income he earned delivering it to found a small seminary to train Baptist ministers. That school soon grew into Temple University, one of the first universities to offer affordable education to working-class Americans: it stands today as the most visible example of Russell Conwell's legacy and vision.There are a multitude of gems to mine from Russell Conwell's words, no matter what your walk of life. Acres of Diamonds remains a significantOCoand inspirationalOColesson about where the true riches of life may be found."
It would be no more surprising for the discovery of a means of direct spirit communication with the spiritual life than it was to be convinced that Marconi had discovered a sure method of telegraphing and telephoning without wires. The discovery of the laws which made electricity a servant of mankind was an astonishing revelation which was as unbelievable as is the law of spiritual telepathy. Human telepathy, which is a mysterious means of communication between persons without the use of known material agency, is in the initial and experimental stage. But the possibility of such thought transference is generally admitted.
Self-made man and renowned Baptist minister Russell Conwell helped to usher in a paradigm shift in Christian thinking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries -- and also managed to help remake the self-help genre in the process. The Key to Success is a comprehensive overview of Conwell's philosophy, and it's chock-full of ideas that will help you make your wildest dreams of success come true.
Russell H. Conwell was an influential Baptist thinker and theologian whose famed lecture "Acres of Diamonds" gained worldwide acclaim in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The funds the speech garnered allowed Conwell to start Temple University, as well as other philanthropic and civic endeavors. In this short collection of essays, Conwell offers his own unique and uplifting take on a number of aspects of Christianity.
Famed Baptist minister Russell Conwell knew a thing or two about personal efficiency. During his career, he worked as a soldier, a church leader, a lawyer, a journalist, a biographer, and a bestselling self-help author. He also managed to find time to found and preside over Temple University. In this tip-filled volume, Conwell provides actionable advice to help you make the most of your allotted 24 hours.
Though he would later achieve widespread acclaim as a popular minister and writer, when he was a young man serving in the Union army, Russell Conwell had a chance encounter with then-President Lincoln. Over the course of their conversation, Conwell was able to gain a great deal of insight into Lincoln's unique personality and sense of humor. His recollections of their chat are presented in this charming volume.
A distinct university walks about under each man’s hat. The only man who achieves success in the other universities of the world, and in the larger university of life, is the man who has first taken his graduate course and his post-graduate course in the university under his hat. There observation furnishes a daily change in the curriculum. Books are not the original sources of power, but observation, which may bring to us all wide experience, deep thinking, fine feeling, and the power to act for oneself, is the very dynamo of power.
Learn more about the role that spirituality can play in health, healing, and wellness in this volume from renowned Baptist minister Russell Conwell, who revolutionized Christian thought with his work on self-help in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Renowned orator, minister, and founder of Temple University Russell Conwell was one of the most popular public speakers of his day. His message often focused on his belief that each and every one of us already possesses what it takes to succeed. In What You Can Do With Your Will Power, Conwell elucidates on this theme and gives readers practical steps to help them make the most of their inborn talent and potential.