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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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If you like the beer, you'll love the history.

Such an awesome history of the Guinness legacy. very inspiring to hear all they did and lots of little factoids of little things if always wondered about the brand

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wonderful book!<br />

very diligent research and information. it is definitely a history book but is very interesting you will have no problem finishing it.

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Great read!

An inspiring story told in a wonderfully humble manner! I would recommend to anyone interested in beer, philanthropy, or faith.

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My desire to continue ceased

although it was interesting to hear about the history of beer and its accents on religion and society, I lost my desire to continue reading. In addition, I thought it would be a biography about Guinness.

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Required reading

A must read for a person's intrested in one of the following: Christianity, history, business, social responsibility, and last but not least, beer!

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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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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.