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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.

©2014 Stephen Mansfield (P)2017 Tantor

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God Bless Guinness

I have been in many Bible college classes, and never once was the name Aurthur Guinness ever mentioned what this man has done along with his family and business to help spread the Gospel around the world. Thank you for opening my mind to see that God still does work in amazing ways.

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Packed With Knowledge

Excellent narration coupled with an extraordinary tale of faith, economics, business, disaster, marketing, and more.

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The origin story you never knew

Guinness is much more than beer! Amazing story about great beer and a wonderful family!

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Great example of good character and business

While a bit long on the particulars of Guinness history in some parts, overall this book provides an excellent example of the generational impact character, Godly pursuits, and setting a high bar can have. The Guinness story is one every business should know by heart, and their generosity one they should emulate.

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Good Book, great story.

A good book, however I was expecting more about the company and less from the family. Anyhow, the story is great and very surprising. A great combination of family, tradition, altruism, business and God. You finish the book wanting a pint of Guinness and admiring the company and the family.

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Historically heavy

Very heavy historical telling about the company and the family through the generations. Not really any business advice or insight. Just a pure history book about Guinness.

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Christian conservative sermon

Barely a book about Guinness. If you leave out the parts about some not-beer-related preacher Guinness, it's about as deep study of Guinness as you get from a tour in the Storehouse in Dublin. And you get a pint there.