The Search For God And Guinness: A Biography Of The Beer That Changed The World
ISBN: 0718011333
EAN13: 9780718011338
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.2" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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The history of Guinness, one of the world's most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an innovative business.

It began in Ireland in the mid 1700s. The water in Ireland, indeed throughout Europe, was famously undrinkable, and the gin and whiskey that took its place devastated civil society. It was a disease ridden, starvation-plagued, alcoholic age, and Christians like Arthur Guinness--as well as monks and even evangelical churches--brewed beer that provided a healthier alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. This is where the Guinness tale began. Now, 250 years and over 150 countries later, Guinness is a global brand, one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries has power to thrill audiences today: the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith, and the noble beer itself.

Frothy, delicious, intoxicating and nutritious No, I'm not talking about Guinness Stout--I'm talking about Stephen Mansfield's fabulous new book.The amazing and true story of how the Guinness family used its wealth and influence to touch millions is an absolute inspiration. -- Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author

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   Wonderful study of the Guinness family
For most people, Guinness is a dark malt that is consumed on St. Patrick's Day. This book covers the entire family called Guinness and all the marvelous things that the various family members have done, from brewers to ministers, from global distribution of the product to the missionary efforts of some of the members of the clan. Impressive are the efforts of the Guinness Company to meet the needs of society and members, including housing, medical care, and even cultural opportunities and training for workers to be successful as women in this society and culture. You can not make money from people if you are willing to make money from them.
This is an excellent read about a famous family and their excellent brand. One thing to do really well before you diversify is really important. Invest in the people you serve. Before you act, consider all the facts and then act quickly. Think long-term, rather than short-term. Always search for God's Providence and as best know his will, follow His will.
   I'll drink to this one!
A Stimulating account of the original commitment of Guinness to God. Inspirational downright!
The Guinness story is an amazing story. If more companies would support their employees and community like the Guinness family, the workplace would be much better. Great to read, many thanks.
   A Good 4 letter word
Of course, beer is also involved. I have not read the whole book, but I will. I had no idea that the history of beer would be this interesting.
   Inspiring account of the richness of Guinness
After reading it, you will enjoy sipping your Guinness with even more pride and pleasure.
   The Family That Changed Ireland
The book begins with the formation of the company through the sale to Diageo, but is not a business history as much as a personal interest and history of the philanthropy of the Guinness family. An interesting, heartwarming, and very human read.
   A well rounded book.
This book covers so many aspects of beer, first it presents how important beer was in the history of man, shielding the first chapters of God, the history of beer, the history of Guinness as a company and its impact on communities and countries. It is an enjoyable read, I have borrowed my copy out and want to read it again.
   Interesting History
Here are some interesting bits of history, but poorly written and poorly edited. The company did not pay for this service.
   Entertaining...some bio books are dry-not this one
This year I bought this before going to Ireland with the wife and I ended up touring the brewery of Guinness on account of this book. Mr. Guinness and the brewery and the impact on Ireland and the world would have been lost without this boom... which is dry and not like other factual boo books. I appreciate Mansfield's perspective and writing style... this is a surprisingly great book! ''