[PDF/EBOOK] The Search for God and Guinness ✓ Stephen Mansfield
Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy This book s as Time Capsule its subtitle proclaims a biography of a beer Butt Hot Under the Collar is obviously than that In shortt Horses is the biography of a family and a company whose historys seasoned with devotion to Jesus Christ and to the conviction that faith can be lived out beyond the walls of a church In this Goblin King interesting and readable journey through 250 years of history Mansfield writes an engaging chronicle of how this family s faith shaped the ethos of a company and ledt to be a leader both The Luthier's Apprentice in the uality of the productt produced and Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California in the wayt formed a corporate culture I can t say I d ever thought of beer as a particularly healthy drink probably due to a lot of baggage that often comes with the beverage n ts American context but ts value as a safe and wholesome alternative to either unsafe water or to harder liuor n the early years of the company was part of the motivation behind ts beginningsI was fascinated by the way this company continually chose to be a leader n the way Schlechter Sex 2 it treatedts workers from the way company doctors aggressively sought to New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre improve the living conditions of turn of the twentieth century workers to the preservation of jobs for peoplen military service during the second world war to the high wages t paid I was also ntrigued by the pattern of heirs apparent sidestepping their path to the company for full time Christian ministryIn all this was both an entertaining and nformative study on how one family and company have lived out their faith It certainly gives food for thought on how our corporate culture today often falls short and t also proves a great extended Sword and Sorceress 24 illustration of Luther s emphasis that vocation goes far beyond ordained ministry Summary A history of beer of the Guinness family and the history of Guinness fromts beginnings and the faith that that motivated the social goods pursued by many of the family members who led the company and others n the family lineUnlike the author who came from a family of teetotalers I came from a family that enjoyed a good beer n 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 s what I ve always thought beer should taste likeSo my curiosity was piued when I came across this book n 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 The Riptide Ultra-Glide including the long line of saints who enjoyed a good brewncluding 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 s 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 n 1759 of a derelict brewery at St James Gate Dublin Mardi Gras including his bold move toncrease the size of pipes carrying water from the River Liffey to his brewery and defend Ghetto it by force of arms Guinness had learned the art of brewing from his father brewing small amounts for annn and starting a small brewing operation before taking over the derelict brewery n 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 t enjoyed n each generation There was the key decision to focus on stout and mprovements That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon in the scientific brewing of that stout the transport and storage of the product that provided consistent high uality wherevert was served n the world and n the twentieth century the advertising campaigns that made the brand ever popular Among those working on these campaigns was Dorothy L SayersMost striking Ghost Stories of Washington in this narratives the care the company showed toward American Espionage and the Soviet Target 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 weren service In many respects Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis including employee education programs their policies exceeded today s most progressive companiesThe otherntriguing aspect of this book s 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 n the history of the family He does mply that the long focus on brewing stout was a strength of the company that was lost as they diversified The emphasis throughout s on the growth of the company and the positive contributions made by this family and the The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives influence their faith playedn the good works accomplished through their wealth and Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case influence So I would treat this account as entertaining andnformative but not definitive historyThe book concludes with an epilogue that summarizes the Guinness Way Die vier Jahreszeiten in five principles1 Discern the ways of God for life and business2 Thinkn terms of generations yet to come3 Whatever else you do do at least one thing very well4 Master the facts before you act5 Invest Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană in those you would havenvest Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 in youThis suggests another value of this book as an example of a business that does well by doing good along several key dimensions fromts spiritual compass to thinking beyond the next uarter to having a laser focus uality strategic planning and respecting the dignity of workers nvestors and customers While technologies and markets change t might well be argued that these basics do not but may be crucial than ever Stephen Mansfield The Huguenot Sword 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 andts mportance 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 lls of 18th century Ireland but nstead shows the determination of one religious man ills of 18th century Ireland but nstead shows the determination of one religious man Arthur Guinness establishment of the St James Gate brewery n 1759 Mansfield provides a history of the first Arthur s decedents n three branches the brewers the bankers and the Guinness s for God focusing primarily on the brewers and those who made ministry their vocation The Guinness family history ends with the end of a Guinness directly running the brewery and movement from a family brewery to a major corporation The history of the Guinness s for God should be especially heartwarming to Christians But exciting The 101 Dalmatians is the history of the brewers The Guinness Brewerys a story of a culture of generosity It From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America is a tale of care towards brewery staff who were better paid better educated better housed and generally lived better lives than their neighbors due to the loving spirit of the Guinness family The positive effects of the brewery spillednto the streets of Dublin The Story of the Orchestra in the early 20th century tonspire social Only Say the Word improvement and social justice Mansfields a historian who Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge is able to successfully combine the historian s craft with a heart for God He tells a story that both challenges his and our views towards beer and shows what a legacy of love can do tompact the lives of others His story s 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 meaning of a powerful organization One and a half starsI d heard of this author before I purchased the book based solely upon ts title which s The history of Guinness one of the world s most famous brands reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an nnovative businessIt began Talking Cures and Placebo Effects in Irelandn the mid 1700s The water n Ireland ndeed throughout Europe was famously undrinkable and the gin and whiskey that took ts 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. Sized because of there was little else to be emphasizedI enjoyed these thoughts from the bookRather than emphasize beer as an antidote to drunkenness as a healthy alternative to harder drinks that n excess ruined men s lives Prohibitionists treated all alcohol as the sameWhatever else you do do at least one thing very wellWe followed our traditional policy of considering long and acting uickly While An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna its Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries 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 contexts Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) 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 official positions to not partake Last Chance Hero in any alcoholic beverages The book I am about to reviews about beer and the family that made this brand of beer The Search for God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield 2009 Thomas Nelson Officer Buckle and Gloria is the story of beer of Guinness beer and of the Guinness family Let there be no uestion Arthur Guinness was a committed Protestant evangelical Christian His life and family 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 benteresting to youWhile beer predates the founding of the Guinness brewery Antolog�a Patri�tica in Dublin Ireland by Arthur Guinnessn 1759 Mansfield makes the case that Guinness was one of the first breweries to make a uality consistent beerThe Search for God and Guinness Political Theory: An Introduction is about 260 pages and only 6 chapters The sheer length of some of the chapters madet a little difficult to read as I tend to read Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 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 Thiss basically the history of beer Mansfield goes back as far 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 a discovery of how to make beer The author then spends considerable time describing the role beer has played What Is Madness? in various cultures throughout historyncluding the history and culture of the Christian church The Rise of Arthur Young Arthur Guinness learned to brew beer from his father who served on the estate of Dr Arthur Price the Archbishop of Cashel After the death of Dr Price Arthur was left the generous This Pagan Heaven inheritance of 100 Arthur Guinness used this sum tonvest Paladin's Redemption in his own education and experiencen the trade of brewing Then n 1759 Arthur Guinness founded the Guinness brewery n Dublin by signing a lease for the famous property at St James s Gate a lease that gave him rights to that property for nine thousand years And this Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) 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 family that ledt These were talented businessmen who were gifted n their field They made the brewing of beer a scientific process This allowed a consistent product and made t possible to export the beer to many markets In all honesty this was the least Dreamsnake interesting portion of the book It has value but you do not really seet 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 for our own benefit of for us to benefit others Really this Dark Water: A Siren Novel is a uestion that all believers face Does God gift and bless us for us or for others In both cases the answer clearlys that Muse its for others The Guinness family 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 full medical and dental care massage services reading rooms subsidized meals a company funded pension subsidies for funeral expenses educational benefits sports facilities 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 Silence its employees who servedn uniform that their jobs would be waiting for them when
they came home Guinness also paid half salaries to the family of each man who served came home Guinness also paid half salaries to the family of each man who served xxviii A Guinness chief medical officer Dr John Lumsden personally visited thousands of Dublin homes Dr. Koto Vol. 9 in 1900 and used what he learned to help the company fight disease sualor andgnorance These efforts also
to the establishment of the Irish version of Red Cross for which Dr Lumsden was knighted by King George V page xxviiiThese were all things the company and the Guinness family chose to do None of this was mandated from the outside by government unions or any other organization This Sworn Sword: A Free Preview is also the first chaptern the second half of the book I found the second half to be much nteresting 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 the family nto 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 broght of the first Arthur and have grown an empire that began with gold beating Lanalphabète qui savait compter in the 1700s and continuesn global high finance todayThen there Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century is the line that Guinness historians tend to call the Guinnesses for God These descend from John Grattan Guinness the youngest son of First Arthur and continue through the centuriesn lives so turned to God and so given to adventures of faith that as Frederic Mullally has written n his thrilling The Silver Salver The Story of the Guinness Family they make the other Guinness lines seem almost pedestrian pages 155 156This s 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 for missionaries They disciple other Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective individuals who went on to found orphanages and schools and become missionaries Twentieth Century Guinness In this final chapter Mansfield returns to the story of the brewery and the changest underwent Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues in the past century While the Guinness brewery experienced unprecedented growtht was not all good times The biggest challenges t faced were the two world wars and prohibition They managed to weather those storms and rise to dominance again In 1954 they ntroduced what has
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become one of the best selling book series of all time The Guinness Book of Records one of the best selling book series of all time The Guinness Book of Records was originally designed to contain the types of statistics that would come up for 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 Cabal intentionally only dealingn beer They diversified Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII into liuor and other alcoholic beverages In 1987 for the first time day to day operations of the Guinness breweries was not overseen by a member of the family In 1997 Guinness merged with another company to form Diageo the largest alcohol beverage companyn the worldMansfield does a good thing at the end of the book He draws some lessons from 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 nto depth n the book These are some great lessons I may write some about later1 Discern the ways of God for life and business2 Think Young Junius in terms of generations yet to come3 Whatever else you do do at least one thing very well4 Master the facts before you act5 Investn those you would have nvest n youThis was an Tales From Greenfuzz 3 interesting look at a well known company and the family behindt Regardless of whether you agree with their line of work Ambush its worth examining a 250 year old Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum institution to look for 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 fabulous new bookThe amazing and true story of how the Guinness family usedts wealth and Milk Teeth: Poems influence to touch millionss an absolute nspiration 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 nto such an Ein Paradies aus Nichts inspiriting narrative Cheers to brewmaster Stephen Mansfield And cheers to you the reader You'ren for a treat R Emmett Tyrrell Jr Founder and editor n chief of The American Spectator.
summary ¾ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Stephen MansfieldOmething that I rarely do As a huge fan of both God and Guinness I thought I was n 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 Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution 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 zeron his understanding of beer history Mansfield then returns to the topic of the non sinfulness of beer at the end of the book as On The Fence if to convince his gentle readers that they can partaken 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 Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) into the necessary depth nor connect to the big picture story that he s trying to weave The authors 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 mprove their housekeeping and sanitation skills for example he neglects to nterrogate the possibility that a lack of such enthusiasm could result Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation 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 Mansfields 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 Highschool of the Dead, Band 2 insight on the history of Guinness beer Rather than a biography of the beer that changed the world as the subtitle promisest s a very hasty biography of selected members of a family whose fortune came from brewing This Rick Stein’s Secret France 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 topics still very appealing to me I would happily read a nuanced account of the role that faith may have played Guide to the History of the Laws and Constitutions of England: Consisting of Six Lectures, Delivered at the Colleges of Ss. Peter and Paul, Prior Park, Bath in the founding and running of the Guinness beer empire Any recommendations on a better Guinness history faithnspired or not Meh Neo con claptrap disguised as cut rate history The title makes you think the book will be a lot cooler than The Legend of the Jersey Devil it actuallys Move on nothing to see here I needed a light and Black Men in Britain: An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation interesting read and this fit the bill The story of beer and one family snfluence that s 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 mprove 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 Understanding Communication and Aging: Developing Knowledge and Awareness including one of my favorite authors and apologists of the Christian faith Os Guinness whos 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 Der Beobachter 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 becauset 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 An Egyptian Satire About a Condemned Building is cliched and saccharine The conclusions are unfounded and sweeping I d sayt sgood The writing Barack Obama For Beginners, Updated Edition: An Essential Guide is cliched and saccharine The conclusions are unfounded and sweeping I d sayt s missed opportunity because the subject Drôle De Mariage is good Wow I flew through this book I thoughtt was so From Dare to Due Date 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 lostn the details Some of my favorite things I learned The same strain of yeast used n the original Guinness beer s still used today 300 years later Guinness was passed down from father to son for 250 years Guinness ran some really genius marketing campaigns A large portion of the Guinness family went on to become pastors theologians and preachers Guinness was at the forefront 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 Hold Me Again its ownAlln all a fun little book I d recommend to any of my friends who have a passing Nomad interestn the topic I read The Search for God and Guinness because of ts 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 argued for the compatibility of alcohol n a Christian s daily life I was let down It started off strong Heaven Can Wait in this vein though In fact I should have just stopped reading after the Introduction because Mansfield does a great job of presenting the historical precedence of alcoholn Christian s lives and pointing out how Friends for 300 Years: The History and Beliefs of the Society of Friends Since George Fox Started the Quaker Movement its only recently 1900s that alcoholbeer was seen as such an abhorrent thing I enjoyed the Introduction and felt for his argumentsHowever once the real book began Rattlesnake Rock it veered away from this path It became a strict history of the Guinness family and the Guinness brand I even felt that his early grand claims of how generous Guinness was tots workers was little explored Manhattan Muffdiver in later chapters However this feeling of little exploration might be explained by the poor writing of the book The samedea or fact was repeated over and over just Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness in different words Each new piece ofnformation was presented as the best thing ever or a person doing the greatest thing ever or a company being the best ever It became a case of crying wolf too many times
Mansfield chose to use such superlative language for everything that I became desensitizedchose to use such superlative language for everything that I became desensitized lost track of what was actually an mpressive achievement and what was just normal and expected accomplishments There were even historic naccuracies such stating that someone served Black Knight Squadron: Book 1: Foundations in the Boer War at the end of the twentieth century when the Boer War was fought from 1899 1902 which would placet at the end of the nineteenth century or beginning of the twentieth century This brings me to
My Final Complaint Of The Book It Read Like Afinal complaint of the book It read like a schooler s research paper The research seemed to be mostly from secondary sources He uoted and took from many other biographies and accounts of the Guinness family and Guinness brand There was very little primary material Tennessee in turmoil: Politics in the Volunteer State, 1920-1932 in his book This brings up the harsh uestion of why write this book then The material has already been covered many times over by other authors I can see that Mansfield did take a different slant than other authors by emphasizing the godly aspect of the Guinness family And to give him credit he did emphasize this However I feel the emphasis wasn a way to simply present the Christian ness of the Guinness s lives and leave out the other The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe information Thust was the godliness was empha. The poisonous waters and liuors of the times This s where the Guinness tale began Now 250 years and over 150 countries later Guinness s a global brand one of the most consumed beverages n the world The tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries has power to thrill audiences today the generational drama business adventure ndustrial and social reforms deep felt faith and the noblebeer Asphaltsommer itselfFrothy deliciousntoxicating and nutritiousNo I'm not talking about Guinness Stout I'm talking about Stephe. .