Sunday, November 30, 2008

Book: Three Cups of Tea

Neighbor Mommy brought me a book to read during their visit from USA:

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Non-fiction is my favorite kind of book. I found this to be a book I wanted to keep reading and reading. The story is inspirational, informative and interesting (the 3 i's?)

When visiting the website I found there are also versions for young adults (over age 8) and children. I will be ordering both books for my boys.

I encourage you to visit and I have copied a book description from this site:
http://www.threecupsoftea.com/

In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time , Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, recount the journey that led Mortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By replacing guns with pencils, rhetoric with reading, Mortenson combines his unique background with his intimate knowledge of the third-world to promote peace with books, not bombs, and successfully bring education and hope to remote communities in central Asia. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time.

3 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

It gives one hope to hear about people who go out on a limb to better their world. Ahh, but when you hear of the plight of women in Afghanistan, grrr...it just seems hopeless!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the book tip.

And..
I ran across another blog of people with kids in Mexico...
http://friesenpankratz.blogspot.com/

You might want to check it out.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

YO - I Know. I Know. It is so hard to understand the plight of these women. This book states that that way to change a culture or belief system is to specifically educate the Women. A message that can not be said often enough.

N - Thanks for new link. Very interesting family!