Discovery of how to make beer The author then spends considerable time describing the role beer has played in various cultures throughout history including the history and culture of the Christian church The Rise of Arthur Young Arthur Guinness learned to brew beer rom his ather who served on the estate of Dr Arthur Price the Archbishop of Cashel After the death of Dr Price Arthur was left the generous inheritance of 100 Arthur Guinness used this sum to invest in his own education and experience in the trade of brewing Then in 1759 Arthur Guinness Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul founded the Guinness brewery in Dublin by signing a leaseor the Spain in Mind famous property at St James s Gate a lease that gave him rights to that propertyor nine thousand years And this is where the dynasty began He married had children and operated a successful business At the Same Place By Their Ancestors In this third chapter Mansfield tells the history of the Guinness brewery and the branch of the The Inheritance: Part 1 family that led it These were talented businessmen who were gifted in theirield They made the brewing of beer a scientific process This allowed a consistent product and made it possible to export the beer to many markets In all honesty this was the least interesting portion of the book It has value but you do not really see it until the end of the book The Good That Wealth Can Do Because of the corporate and personal successes of the Guinnesses there was a decision constantly before them Is our wealth The Curious World Of Christmas for our own benefit ofor us to benefit others Really this is a uestion that all believers ace Does God gift and bless us or us or The Best Canadian Animal Stories for others In both cases the answer clearly is that it isor others The Guinness amily built a corporate culture of generosity to their employees their community and their country Some examples of this are A Guinness worker during the 1920 s enjoyed ull medical and dental care massage services reading rooms subsidized meals a company unded pension subsidies or The Commemerative funeral expenses educational benefits sportsacilities The Magnesium Factor free concerts lectures and entertainment and a guaranteed two pints of Guinness beer a day page xxviii During World War I Guinness guaranteed all of its employees who served in uniform that their jobs would be waitingor them when they came home Guinness also paid half salaries to the amily of each man who served page xxviii A Guinness chief medical officer Dr John Lumsden personally visited thousands of Dublin homes in 1900 and used what he learned to help the company ight disease sualor and ignorance These efforts also let to the establishment of the Irish version of the Red Cross or which Dr Lumsden was knighted by King George V page xxviiiThese were all things the company and the Guinness amily chose to do None of this was mandated The Summer House from the outside by government unions or any other organization This is also theirst chapter in the second half of the book I Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir found the second half to be much interesting The Guinnesses For God I mentioned earlier that Arthur Guinness was a committed Christian This was true of many of his descendants as wellHistorians of the Guinness saga tend to divide theamily into three lines There are the brewing Guinnesses of course who are the best known due to their connection to the wildly popular global brand There are also the banking Guinnesses
Who Descend From Samuel Guinness descend The Yankee Club from Samuel Guinness of theirst Arthur and have grown an empire that began with gold beating in the 1700s and continues in global high inance todayThen there is the line that Guinness historians tend to call the Guinnesses or God These descend The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day from John Grattan Guinness the youngest son of First Arthur and continue through the centuries in lives so turned to God and so given to adventures ofaith that as Frederic Mullally has written in his thrilling The Silver Salver The Story of the Guinness Family they make the other Guinness lines seem almost pedestrian pages 155 156This is the line of Guinnesses that became missionaries and ministers They preached alongside the likes of Moody and Spurgeon They helped make missionary endeavors like those of Hudson Taylor possible They established schools Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design for missionaries They disciple other individuals who went on toound orphanages and schools and become missionaries Twentieth Century Guinness In this The Magic Cake Shop final chapter Mansfield returns to the story of the brewery and the changes it underwent in the past century While the Guinness brewery experienced unprecedented growth it was not all good times The biggest challenges itaced were the two world wars and prohibition They managed to weather those storms and rise to dominance again In 1954 they introduced what has become one of the best selling book series of all time The Guinness Book of Records It was originally designed to contain the types of statistics that would come up or discussion at pubs and sports clubs As the popularity of Guinness continued to grow the leadership decided to diversify They made the decision to go against a 250 history of intentionally only dealing in beer They diversified into liuor and other alcoholic beverages In 1987 or the irst time day to day operations of the Guinness breweries was not overseen by a member of the amily In 1997 Guinness merged with another company to Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability form Diageo the largest alcohol beverage company in the worldMansfield does a good thing at the end of the book He draws some lessonsrom the Guinness story that we can emulate today These are true regardless of your stand on the use of beer I will only list them he goes into depth in the book These are some great lessons I may write some
about later1 Discern the ways of God or life and business2 Think in later1 Discern the ways of God American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series for life and business2 Think in of generations yet to come3 Whatever else you do do at least one thing very well4 Master theacts before you act5 Invest in those you would have invest in youThis was an interesting look at a well known company and the The Mother Zone family behind it Regardless of whether you agree with their line of work it is worth examining a 250 year old institution to lookor lessons to apply todayI would recommend this book to those who enjoy history trivia and the culture of Ireland and the UK What are your thoughts. N Mansfield's abulous new bookThe amazing and true story of how the Guinness amily 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 The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish faith philanthropy and therothy head of reshly poured Guinness and combines them into such an inspiriting narrative Cheers to brewmaster Stephen Mansfield And cheers to you the reader You're in or a treat R Emmett Tyrrell Jr Founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. Better paid better educated better housed and generally lived better lives than their neighbors due to the loving spirit of the Guinness The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War family The positive effects of the brewery spilled into the streets of Dublin in the early 20th century to inspire social improvement and social justice Mansfield is a historian who is able to successfully combine the historian s craft with a heartor God He tells a story that both challenges his and our views towards beer and shows what a legacy of love can do to impact the lives of others His story is one that will make me less judgmental towards those sporting Guinness gear and one that makes we want to share the meaning of a powerful organization 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 Sicilian Lives fan of both God and Guinness I thought I was in the target demographic Within aew pages however something began to smell Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art funnyA uick Google Meh Neo con claptrap disguised as cut rate history The title makes you think the book will be a lot cooler than it actually is Move on nothing to see here I needed a light and interesting read and thisit the bill The story of beer and one Alice Oliver family s influence that isar reaching because of the The Protestant Temperament foundingaith 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 amily held a belief that work was good and sacred Service to God and man was not limited to the church although many rom the The Radiant Child family did pursue ministry including one of myavorite authors and apologists of the Christian aith 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 inancial safety net The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data for those who served them well They also built houses sent sons to college and lifted wholeamilies to new economic heights They did this because it was the right thing to do p260 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 Wow I lew through this book I thought it was so interesting and engaging It just provides some high level details on the lives of different Guinness amily 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 Tempting Eden 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 downrom Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, father to sonor 250 years Guinness ran some really genius marketing campaigns A large portion of the Guinness Talking to Dragons family went on to become pastors theologians and preachers Guinness was at theorefront of employee wellness thinking Guinness the beer company created the book of world records as a marketing gimmick which took off to have a life of its ownAll in all a Three Times the Love fun little book I d recommend to any of myriends who have a passing interest in the topic I read The Search The Drowning Man 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 historicalacts and precedence sort of way I wanted to read a book that argued The Bride of Willow Creek for the compatibility of alcohol in a Christian s daily life I was let down It started off strong in this vein though Inact I should have just stopped reading after the Introduction because
does a great job presenting the historical precedence of alcohol in Christian s lives and pointing out how it is only recently 1900s that alcoholbeer was seen as such an abhorrent thing I enjoyed the Introduction and GREAT INVESTMENT, THE feltor his argumentsHowever once the real book began it veered away rom this path It became a strict history of the Guinness amily and the Guinness brand I even The Lively Art of Writing felt that his early grand claims of how generous Guinness was to its workers was little exp While it is impossible to truly separate the reviewerrom the review I believe that a book review should be ocused on the book rather than the reviewer That being said I
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think a little context is in order I do not drink beer or other alcoholic beverages I do a little context is in order I do not drink beer or other alcoholic beverages I do promote the use of beer or other alcoholic beverages I pastor a church whose official position is to not partake in any alcoholic beverages The book I am about to review is about beer and the amily that made this brand of beer The Search or God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield 2009 Thomas Nelson is the story of beer of Guinness beer and of the Guinness amily Let there be no uestion Arthur Guinness was a committed Protestant evangelical Christian His life and amily legacy certainly bear that out For those of you who like me do not drink nor promote alcohol to others I think the end of the review will be interesting to youWhile beer predates the ounding of the Guinness brewery in Dublin Ireland by Arthur Guinness "in 1759 Mansfield makes the case that Guinness was one of the "1759 Mansfield makes the case that Guinness was one of the breweries to make a uality consistent beerThe Search or God and Guinness is about 260 pages and only 6 chapters The sheer length of some of the chapters made it a little difficult to read as I tend to read in short bursts as I have the time Mansfield would have done better to have labeled these chapters as sections with shorter chapters within them The chapters would have made really good sections They are Before There Was Guinness This is basically the history of beer Mansfield goes back as ar as the ancient Sumerians Babylonians and other ancient cultures He estimates that largely through a series of accidents these people learned how to use barley to bake bread and that likely led to 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 elt aith and the noblebeer itselfFrothy delicious intoxicating and nutritiousNo I'm not talking about Guinness Stout I'm talking about Stephe. ,
Thanks to Thomas Nelson The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness 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 aamily and a company whose history is seasoned with devotion to Jesus Christ and to the conviction that The Leadership Gap faith can be lived out beyond the walls of a church In this interesting and readable journey through 250 years of his Summary A history of beer of the Guinnessamily and the history of Guinness Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) from its beginnings and theaith that that motivated the social goods pursued by many of the Serenity Role Playing Game family members who led the company and others in theamily lineUnlike the author who came Save the Cupcake! from aamily of teetotalers I came Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, from aamily 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 ascinating side note of this history is how beer provided a much temperate alternative to the gin palaces and other orms 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 rom the River Liffey to his brewery and defend it by orce of arms Guinness had learned the art of brewing The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev from hisather brewing small amounts or an inn and starting a small brewing operation before taking over the derelict brewery in Dublin Influenced by George Whitfield he used profits rom his growing brewery to und the growing Sunday School movementFrom these promising beginnings Mansfield traces the growth of the Guinness brewery through the generations and the good amily leadership it enjoyed in each generation There was the key decision to ocus 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 or employees The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School families and even widows housing and superior wages as well as a coupleree pints a day of stout During wars they guaranteed the jobs of servicemen and paid amilies 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 were Christians who employed their wealth position not only to benefit their workers but wider Dublin society there was also a branch of the amily the Grattan marked or their pursuit of ministry and world missions activity Mansfield gives us a thumbnail
Biography Henry Grattan GuinnessHenry Grattan Guinness 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 rom Guinness The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense family leadership and experienced some scandals Mansfield doesn tocus much attention on this and handles lightly any problems in the history of the amily He does imply that the long ocus 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 amily and the influence their aith 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 ive principles1 Discern the ways of God or life and business2 Think in terms of generations yet to come3 Whatever else you do do at least one thing very well4 Master the acts 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 rom its spiritual compass to thinking beyond the next uarter to having a laser The Cake House 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 Stephen Mansfield in The Searchor God and Guinness combines two topics that many may The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality find opposed beer and God Mansfield provides an overview of the long holy history of beer and its importancerom 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 Guinness establishment of the St James Gate brewery in 1759 Mansfield provides a history of the The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success first Arthur s decedents in three branches the brewers the bankers and the Guinness sor God The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes focusing primarily on the brewers and those who made ministry their vocation The Guinnessamily history ends with the end of a Guinness directly running the brewery and movement rom a amily brewery to a major corporation The history of the Guinness s or God should be especially heartwarming to Christians But exciting is the history of the brewers The Guinness Brewery is a story of a culture of generosity It is a tale of care towards brewery staff who were. The history of Guinness one of the world s most amous brands reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great Jesting Pilot family and an innovative businessIt began in Ireland in the mid 1700s The water in Ireland indeed throughout Europe wasamously 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.