Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by David Oliver Relin and Greg Mortenson (2007, Paperback, Reprint)
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- mummy2235Jun 6, 2007by
Three Cups of Tea by David Oliver Relin, Greg Mortenson
Purchased for a book club reading,I was riveted by one man's journey from a self-absorbed climber to a selfless humanitarian. The prose is engaging and illuminates the settings, conflicts and triumphs of the human spirit against enormous obstacles. While the "mountain climber mystique" has paled for many of us, in light of the recent exposes of bad behavior, here is one person that chose to repay the generosity of the native people of Pakistan by giving them what they asked him for, education for their children, especially the girls. Greg's transparency allows us to realize how much he had to overcome, both personally and physically, in order to fulfill the promise he made to the village of Korphe. That he took this as a mission to other areas in the Karakoram Mountains, and beyond, is evidence of his desire to serve humanity. His is a model we need to expose to the rest of the world and follow in ourselves, in whatever ways we can.Read full review
- asnipesMay 3, 2007by
Three cups of tea
Great book! If you want to know how one person (not rich or powerfull) can change the lives of thousands of people you should read it. Very informative, educational and uplifting. Makes you a better person and shows you what life is about.
- 145280715@delet...Apr 6, 2007by
Three Cups of Tea
I absolutely love this book. I had been looking for a good read and finally found it. This is a great book and I highly, highly recommend it. I can't put it down. It's very well written and the details are amazing. It teaches you about the world that's unknown to even most Pakistanis.
- 128685022@delet...Jan 3, 2008by
Three Cups of Tea
If you ever doubt what one person can do - read this book! It is an amazing chronical of determination in the face of huge obstacles. A great book to buy and share.
- drlaurapostJan 19, 2012by
I SUPPORT SCHOOLS FOR GIRLS IN AFGHANISTAN
I picked up this book when it first came out because my Godson was reading it for school, and I was staying in his room during a visit with his mother, my friend since first grade. An amazing journey, both the physical obstacles and internal awakenings. Made me want to go to beautiful Afghanistan to help out, except that I am female, and might be received differently.