On The Road with Three Cups of Tea

“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.”

— Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time

via Goodreads | Greg Mortenson quotes.

Don, Thomas and I are literally on the road when we read Three Cups of Tea.  When we go back and forth, to and fro, an audiobook come with us.  We had just finished McMafia by Misha Glenny, which hurled us from continent to continent in search of organized crime.  With Three Cups of Tea, we anticipated a slower tempo.  Surprise!!  Face paced, with cliffhangers and OMG moments, it is difficult to turn off the iPod.   Even when all seems dark, there is hope.  Dr. Greg  promised to build a school.  Others believed in that promise.  Now half way through the book, schools (plural)  are being build, progress and growth are walking hand in hand, and yet time is of the essence.

4 thoughts on “On The Road with Three Cups of Tea

  1. I found the link to CNN Heroes and have “pressed it” on the blog with a link to the story. Courage, Courage, Courage. My heart fails when I think of the danger faced by those who dare to take on evil.

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  2. Sounds really great! Reminds me of the CNN “Heros of the Year” TV presentation. The little lady that won the “contest” couldn’t have been much more that 5 feet tall. She saved young girls from prostitution in India–MANY! She was instrumental in making a place for them to stay offering love and care and, in so doing, changed their whole lives–and from them, others. It goes to show that one person can make a difference–I wish a book would be written about her. There are many unsung heros.

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  3. I loved this book. Sorry I have no reflective contributions to add at this point given that it is exactly 0523.!! But I am excited by your exploration of the material. Thank you for that lovely quote.

    Another comes to mind: Wonderful author and I exchanged emails with her.
    “Prisoner of Tehran” by Marina Nemat is the ‘memoir of a woman now living in Canada, but who was a prisoner in the notorious Evin prison in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.’ She was completely blindsided by the revolution – imprisoned as a teenager and eventually released. Tremendous testament to the depths/strength of the human spirit.
    Her most recent book ” After Tehran” is one I want to read. I heard her interviewed and after 20 years she is integrating the experience at a different level. IT was not talked about openly after her release by any family members.

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    • I have heard about “Prisoner of Tehran” and Marina Nemat. I have added both of her books on my “to read” list that is linked to Goodreads. If you press the book link on the right side of the screen, it will take you to the Goodreads wedsite where you will find that all of the reviews echoed your thoughts. I am looking foward to the read!

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