I finished THREE CUPS OF TEA yesterday. I would have to say that although the book was hard for me at first I really enjoyed it and glad I stuck it out. I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in social justice, education, and a great story of someone doing great things around the world.
Greg Mortneson ended up in a remote village after failing to climb the K2 and promised them he would come back and build them a school. Something we take for granted, they didn't even have a simple school to educate their children. His journey in the book was amazing. He built schools through Pakistan and Afghanistan and even endured a kidnapping and heavy questioning after 9/11. A great story of a true hero.
A simple theme throughout the book was the value of education. Education is key to fighting poverty and terrorism in our world. Education for a boy and especially a girl in that particular area, can open up the whole world to them and allow them to experience life how they would have never had the chance to before an education.
I have now checked out a new book at the library and am excited about working my way through this one. I have heard about this book from numerous people. Yesterday Matt suggested it and since I didn't have my book list with me at the library I remembered this book and checked it out. I'll let you know how it goes. SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.
Hey Jamie. . .
It was so great to meet you guys the other night!
I am enjoying your blog =)
I have been tempted to pick up “Three Cups of Tea” everytime I am at the bookstore and I think I will actually pick it up next time!
Talk soon. . .K