Three Cups of Tea is truly a remarkable book about one man’s vision to provide education to the poorest regions in Pakistan. On his way back from a failed attempt to ascend K2, George Mortenson losses his way and stumbles upon a rural village in the Karakoram Mountains where he befriends the simple and kind villagers who want nothing more than the opportunity to educate the young. Moved by the villager’s kindness, Mortenson promises to return and build them a school.
What starts as a simple promise to one village, develops into a dedicated journey full of trials and tribulation in trying to provide education to the most poverty stricken villages in Pakistan.
I applaud Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s style of writing in this book. The book provides detailed description of Mortenson’s journey, his experiences and the relationships developed with the people who share his vision.
I ended this book with great respect for Mortenson and share his belief that education would be the best way of promoting peace. Three Cups of Tea also carried another strong message: Not all Muslim’s are Terrorist and not all American’s hate Muslims. Truly an excellent book and definitely a recommended read.
If you would like to purchase this book, I recommend that you make purchases through the official Three Cups of Tea website. 7% of your purchases will go towards an education scholarship fund in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Note: This book counts as the third book read for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge.