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.
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"It's a rare brew that takes faith, philanthropy and the frothy head of freshly-poured Guinness and combines them into such an inspiriting narrative. Cheers to brewmaster Stephen Mansfield! And cheers to you, the reader! You're in for a treat." — R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator
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A pleasureable and affirming read.
Having known that the Guinnesses contributed much it’s pleaseing to know and understand just how much. Knowningly and unknowing in both social and business arenas.
The Test of Time
Fascinating book about faith and fervor for a family ahead of it's time - about a company that wouldn't settle for the status quo and came out better for it - for their family and all the passionate people who called Guinness their home. Their innovations in business, health care, education, religion, philanthropy and of course brewing, have withstood the test of time. Their strength of faith in God and His people have allowed Guinness to succeed in business, in community and in life, when so many have failed. I recommend the book highly, if just to read about the thousands of lives and souls saved by this family - truly this book is a work of passion about passionate works!