Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Read this Book! Three Cups of Tea

This book has been in my 'to read' pile since December.  I don't purchase that many books because I'm a librarian and it just seems like I should check books out for free instead of buying them.  But in the flurry of Christmas shopping and being in the buying mode, I was unable to resist stocking up on books for myself!

In 1993, Greg Mortenson becomes lost in Pakistan during in unsuccessful to climb K2, the second highest mountain in the world.  He eventually stumbles into a small mountain village, Korpha.  The villager's give Greg their best and as he begins to heal in body and spirit,  he discovers the village children scratching math problems in the dirt on top of a windswept mountain.  The government of Pakistan had promised each village a school, but in this remote region, there is only one teacher to be shared among the villages and no school building or supplies.  Once he is recovered, Mortenson leaves the village with a promise--to return and build a school to repay them for their hospitality and kindness. 

This is the story of Mortenson's ongoing quest to build schools all over Pakistan.  Journey with him as he raises money and has some hair-raising adventures in the midst of fundamentalist Muslim countries in his efforts to promote peace through education.

This book will enlighten you to people in a far different world than we live in.

Go on--what are you waiting for!  Read this book!

Three Cups of Tea

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One Last Thought.......

Pleasant words are a honeycomb;
sweet to the soul and healing to the body.
Proverbs 16: