(The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield


  • Hardcover
  • 273
  • The Search for God and Guinness
  • Stephen Mansfield
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 9781595552693

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Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield À 6 Read & Download Read & Download ☆ The Search for God and Guinness í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The poisonous waters and liuors 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 noblebeer itselfFrothy delicious intoxicating and nutritiousNo I'm not talking about Guinness Stout I'm talking about Stephe. Summary A history of beer of the Guinness family and the history of Guinness from its beginnings and the faith that that motivated the social goods pursued by many of the family members who led the company and others in the family lineUnlike the author who came from a family of teetotalers I came from a family that enjoyed a good beer in moderation Most of the beers I grew up with were American beers and often my response to them was meh It wasn t until recent years that I discovered Guinness and concluded that this is what I ve always thought beer should taste likeSo my curiosity was piued when I came across this book in a second hand store I happen to love God and like Guinness and so I wanted to see how these two went together Along the way Stephen Mansfield took me on a delightful journey on the history of beer including the long line of saints who enjoyed a good brew including the Pilgrims Saints Patrick Bartholomew Brigid and Columbanus Charlemagne Martin Luther John Calvin and John Wesley He traces the origins of beer the science of brewing and the different types of beer A fascinating side note of this history is how beer provided a much temperate alternative to the gin palaces and other forms of hard liuor that spelled the ruin of manyMansfield traces the beginning of the Guinness brewery with Arthur Guinness s purchase in 1759 of a derelict brewery at St James Gate Dublin including his bold move to increase the size of pipes carrying water from the River Liffey to his brewery and defend it by force of arms Guinness had learned the art of brewing from his father brewing small amounts for an inn and starting a small brewing operation before taking over the derelict brewery in Dublin Influenced by George Whitfield he used profits from his growing brewery to fund the growing Sunday School movementFrom these promising beginnings Mansfield traces the growth of the Guinness brewery through the generations and the good family leadership it enjoyed in each generation There was the key decision to focus on stout and improvements in the scientific brewing of that stout the transport and storage of the product that provided consistent high uality wherever it was served in the world and in the twentieth century the advertising campaigns that made the brand ever popular Among those working on these campaigns was Dorothy L SayersMost striking in this narrative is the care the company showed toward its workers providing medical care for employees families and even widows housing and superior wages as well as a couple free pints a day of stout During wars they guaranteed the jobs of servicemen and paid families half salaries while their men were in service In many respects including employee education programs their policies exceeded today s most progressive companiesThe other intriguing aspect of this book is that while many of the leaders of the brewery were Christians who employed their wealth and position not only to benefit their workers but wider Dublin society there was also a branch of the family the Grattan Guinnesses marked for their pursuit of ministry and world missions activity Mansfield gives us a thumbnail biography of Henry Grattan Guinness an evangelist who was easily the eual of D L Moody Mansfield notes that the definitive biography of this man remains to be writtenIn recent years the company diversified and passed from Guinness family leadership and experienced some scandals Mansfield doesn t focus much attention on this and handles lightly any problems in the history of the family He does imply that the long focus on brewing stout was a strength of the company that was lost as they diversified The emphasis throughout is on the growth of the company and the positive contributions made by this family and the influence their faith played in the good works accomplished through their wealth and influence So I would treat this account as entertaining and informative but not definitive historyThe book concludes with an epilogue that summarizes the Guinness Way in five principles1 Discern the ways of God for life and business2 Think in terms of generations yet to come3 Whatever else you do do at least one thing very well4 Master the facts before you act5 Invest in those you would have invest in youThis suggests another value of this book as an example of a business that does well by doing good along several key dimensions from its spiritual compass to thinking beyond the next uarter to having a laser focus uality strategic planning and respecting the dignity of workers investors and customers While technologies and markets change it might well be argued that these basics do not but may be crucial than ever

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Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield À 6 Read & Download Read & Download ☆ The Search for God and Guinness í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 businessIt 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. One and a half starsI d never heard of this author before I purchased the book based solely upon its title which is something that I rarely do As a huge fan of both God and Guinness I thought I was in the target demographic Within a few pages however something began to smell funnyA uick Google search revealed that Mansfield has a reputation as a highly politicized writer Mike Huckabee loves him Jon Stewart does not I was puzzled by his early admission that he was not a Guinness drinker but I thought that might lend a certain objectivity to this little history of my favorite brew However my nervousness with his scholarship began with his utter surprise that all sorts of earnest Christians including Martin Luther and the Mayflower Pilgrims loved their beer I would have thought that this was unworthy of comment but at least Mansfield was honest enough to admit that he was really starting from zero in his understanding of beer history Mansfield then returns to the topic of the non sinfulness of beer at the end of the book as if to convince his gentle readers that they can partake in good conscience If he convinces any timid souls perhaps he has done his own act of Christian social service The author s vague discomfort with his topic however remains clear throughout the volumeMansfield sets out to place the Guinness family within a context of Christian social action ranging from the mid eighteenth century founding of the brewery to the late twentieth century demise of family corporate control Despite this worthy goal his selected examples neither go into the necessary depth nor connect to the big picture story that he s trying to weave The author is doggedly determined to show what good folks these Guinnesses were with very rosy reports of company social services that sound paternalistic than helpful Though Mansfield asserts that the workers were enthusiastic to improve their housekeeping and sanitation skills for example he neglects to interrogate the possibility that a lack of such enthusiasm could result in the loss of a job Union conditions and comparisons with other contemporary Dublin employers are also conspicuously absent from the accountMansfield s chapter on Guinnesses for God or the missionary evangelist branch of the family reads like the book that Mansfield really wanted to write This lively section provides a six degrees of separation analysis of mid nineteenth century preachers like Dwight Moody Hudson Taylor and Henry Grattan Guinness Though Mansfield is careful to point out that all work from brewing to preaching can be conducted for God s glory he seems most comfortable with the preachers This made me wonder why he wasted time on the brewers at all Except for the highly readable later chapter on twentieth century Guinness I didn t glean a lot of insight on the history of Guinness beer Rather than a biography of the beer that changed the world as the subtitle promises it s a very hasty biography of selected members of a family whose fortune came from brewing This is an overly long review for a short book that I didn t like very much but I can t help expressing my disappointment Mansfield s topic is still very appealing to me I would happily read a nuanced account of the role that faith may have played in the founding and running of the Guinness beer empire Any recommendations on a better Guinness history faith inspired or not

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Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield À 6 Read & Download Read & Download ☆ The Search for God and Guinness í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB N Mansfield's fabulous new bookThe 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 authorIt'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. I needed a light and interesting read and this fit the bill The story of beer and one family s influence that is far reaching because of the founding faith of Arthur Guinness They were mindful that they could make the working man s life better by paying living wages and offering affordable housing and classes to improve everyday living If only business of today could operate this way At the core the family held a belief that work was good and sacred Service to God and man was not limited to the church although many from the family did pursue ministry including one of my favorite authors and apologists of the Christian faith Os Guinness who is the great great great grandson of Arthur Guinness Talk about generational blessingCheers Let s have a beerThe company did not drain a man and expect the church or the state to rebuilt him again They invested They paid high wages offered every type of education provided medicine sports entertainment and even a place to think and assured every kind of financial safety net for those who served them well They also built houses sent sons to college and lifted whole families to new economic heights They did this because it was the right thing to do p260


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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield I love Guinness and I've been to Dublin twice I also love God But this book just wasn't that good The writing is cliched and saccharine The conclusions are unfounded and sweeping I'd say it's a missed opportunity because the subject is good

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    Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield À 6 Read & Download Free read The Search for God and Guinness One and a half starsI'd never heard of this author before; I purchased the book based solely upon its title which is something that I rarely do As a huge fan of both God and Guinness I thought I was in the target demographic Within a few pages however something began to smell funnyA uick Google search revealed that Mansfield has a reputation

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Free read The Search for God and Guinness Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy This book is as its subtitle proclaims a biography of a beer But it is obviously than that In short it is the biography of a family and a company whose history is seasoned with devotion to Jesus Christ and to the conviction that faith can be lived out beyond the walls of a church In this interesting and readable journey through 250 years of history Mansfield writes an engaging

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield Wow I flew through this book I thought it was so interesting and engaging It just provides some high level details on the lives of different Guinness family members and their works but I think that's part of what kept me moving along so uickly It didn't get lost in the details Some of my favorite things I learned The same strain of yeast used in the original Guinness beer is still used today 300 years later Guinness was passed do

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield Meh Neo con claptrap disguised as cut rate history The title makes you think the book will be a lot cooler than it actual

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    Free read The Search for God and Guinness Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield À 6 Read & Download Summary A history of beer of the Guinness family and the history of Guinness from its beginnings and the faith that that mot

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield I read The Search for God and Guinness because of its claim to present an argument towards the compatibility of drinking beer and a Christian life In a pros and cons historical facts and precedence sort of way I wanted to read a book that argu

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield I needed a light and interesting read and this fit the bill The story of beer and one family's influence that is far reaching because of the founding faith of Arthur Guinness They were mindful that they could make the working man's life better by paying living wages and offering affordable housing and classes to improve everyday living If only business of today could operate this way At the core the family held a belief

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield in The Search for God and Guinness combines two topics that many may find opposed beer and God Mansfield provides an overview of the long holy history of beer and its importance from ancient to early modern society He overturns the myth of the establishment of the Guinness brewery as a God ordained antidote to the social ills of 18th century Ireland but instead shows the determination of one religious man in Arthur Guinnes

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    (The Search for God and Guinness) [PDF KINDLE] É Stephen Mansfield While it is impossible to truly separate the reviewer from the review I believe that a book review should be focused on the book rather than the reviewer That being said I think a little context is in order I do not drink beer or other alcoholic beverages I do not promote the use of beer or other alcoholic beverages I pastor a church whose of

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