This is the only recent biography written about the dynamic Temple University founder. You will discover why he was referred to as the penniless millionaire, and his Acres of Diamonds message will challenge you to seek the true wealth in your own backyard without getting sidetracked by selfishness and greed. In addition to containing an outstanding biographical account of his life and work along with a full length reprint of the famous Acres of Diamonds speech by Russell Conwell, this riveting book also describes how Conwell became the greatest motivational speaker of his time, started Temple University from nothing, and excelled as a Lawyer, writer, entrepreneur, and pastor. You will discover his keys to spectacular church growth, and will also learn how this man of uncompromising faith built the largest protestant church in America with only fifty-seven cents. Whether you are an employee, business owner, entrepreneur, educator, student, p rofessional, layperson, or pastor, this book will have a revolutionary impact on your life.