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The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Stephen Mansfield

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 late 1700s. The water in Ireland, indeed throughout Europe, was famously … see full wiki

Author: Stephen Mansfield
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking, Food & Wine, Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
3 reviews about The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography...
review by . March 28, 2010
This book is a little bit history, a little bit morality play, and a little bit personal reflection. It is more focused than I expected on the religious legacy of the Guinness family, but was nonetheless an enjoyable read. There were a few places where I thought the religious rhetoric got a bit strong, but then the author always dialed it back a bit. Though I'm not sure I agree about beer being the savior of the working class, it was interesting to read about the social changes in Dublin that can …
review by . January 07, 2010
We're all familiar with oxymorons, those delightful phrases that embody a contradiction: giant shrimp, deafening silence, minor crisis, etc. To which we can now add another: evangelical brewer. For American evangelicals, traditionally teetotalers, a Christian beer-maker makes about as much sense as a Christian pimp or a Christian bookie.    What, then, to make of Arthur Guinness--founder of the Guinness brewing dynasty and devotee of Wesleyan Methodism? Stephen Mansfield's new …
review by . October 18, 2009
How does beer express theology? How can brewers enhance goodness? What's moral about a corporation? An historian specializing in inspirational biographies and motivational works investigates Guinness, taking the example of Arthur G., whose signature graces every bottle, for his Christian self-help values inculcated for 250 years of the company.    Although Italian giant Diageo bought it out recently, Guinness with its harp symbol taken from Brian Boru's legendary instrument represents …
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