Through the present book, Acres of Diamonds,the renowned American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writerRussell Conwell tells us how success is a spiritual idea--the result of one’s spiritual principles. This book shows how to find a fortune-if you know where to look. Conwell believed in the philosophy that "all good things are possible." Hence, he opened the doors of opportunity for untold millions. Acres of Diamonds echoes his core belief that each of us is placed here on earth for the primary purpose of helping others. Conwell was a minister, the founder of Temple University, and two hospitals where no one was ever turned away for lack of money. He was also a famous lecturer. In his lecture, the story is told of a man who sells his farm to travel far and wide in search of diamonds. There is a moral to the story in Acres of Diamonds, a story which Conwell presented as a lecture to more than 6,000 people.