"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
"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
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.
For readers who love history, cultural studies, religious debate, and stories of business success.
What readers will learn with this book...
- The earthy, human, and holy importance of honing a craft over time
- Example of a family seeking to do good in the world as an offering to God
- How unexpected and small things impact the history of humanity
- Inspirational fuel for entrepreneurial dreams
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Some Guinness Facts xxvii
1 Before There Was Guinness 1
2 The Rise of Arthur 35
3 At the Same Place By Their Ancestors 75
4 The Good That Wealth Can Do 121
5 The Guinnesses for God 155
6 Twentieth-Century Guinness 203
Epilogue: The Guinness Way 251
About the Author 285