Dr. Russell Conwell was a well-known Baptist minister, author, speaker, and founder of Temple University. He also believed each and every person was standing on ‘Acres of Diamonds’, the title of his famous book first published in 1890.
“Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas, they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”
– Russell H. Conwell
This message has always been one of our favorites and so finally, after working on this book for a couple of years, we brought Conwell’s masterpiece to life in an inspirational fable called, The Diamond Line.
The Diamond Line finds the story’s main character, struggling entrepreneur Christopher Powers, traveling on the mysterious Diamond Line—a train route from his home in Chicago to New York City—where he plans to attend a business conference. But readers soon discover the trip isn’t going to go as planned. (We love supernatural twists as our loyal readers know!)
As such, Christopher suddenly finds himself thrown back to the year 1888, meeting Russell H. Conwell on an antique train—along with other historical figures, including Andrew Carnegie, PT Barnum—and a young woman named Florence. Through the short journey, Christopher’s life will change forever.
Our goal for this book was to write a tribute to Russell Conwell’s masterpiece—a timeless classic that deserves to be re-imagined for the next generation of leaders and top achievers.
Using portions of actual, word-for-word text from the original work, Acres of Diamonds, The Diamond Line weaves together fact and fiction—including real events and quotes from the famous people the book features.
Although their are many lessons, helping readers change their mindset around financial success and improving “prosperity thinking” is one of the overarching themes of the book. As with our other fables, we hope you find it entertaining, educational and short enough to be read in a single afternoon.