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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Stones into Schools by Gregg Mortenson
The latest book by Mortenson picks up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off in 2003. Recently released on December 1, it describes Mortenson's relentless efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This book talks of the massive earthquake that struck the region in 2005, Mortenson’s armed abduction by the Taliban, and describes his unique approach to build relationships with Islamic clerics, military leaders, and tribal leaders alike. By using beautiful, rich, personal stories, Mortenson has the ability to make us a part of his vision of peace for the region. This book differs from "Three Cups of Tea" in that the author opens up more to reveal his views and vision on Islam, women, peace, and military matters. If you haven't read "Three Cups of Tea" please take the time to read it and then be sure to read "Stones into Schools".