Welcome to Week 4!
Each week a different blogger will host the weekly prompt – this week’s prompt is hosted by Rebekah from She Seeks Nonfiction. Visit their page to link up your own blog post and/or find new blogs to follow! Let’s get into it!
Week 4: (Nov 21-Nov 25) –Worldview Changers: One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction is learning all kinds of things about our world which you never would have known without it. There’s the intriguing, the beautiful, the appalling, and the profound. What nonfiction book or books have impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way? Do you think there is one book that everyone needs to read for a better understanding of the world we live in?
💧Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World by Lisa Sweetingham and Scott Harrison
What if we could all choose a mission for humanity? This is the story of Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water and one man’s journey from night club promoter to someone committed to giving his life for others.
In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. @charitywater Today, his organization has raised over $689 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 15.5 million people around the globe. This book is as much a story of building a nonprofit as it is Scott’s journey to become a more caring and responsible executive, husband, and father.
“If you’ve ever dreamed of changing careers or changing the world, read this book.” – Michael Bloomberg
Not only is Scott’s story inspiring but also a great reminder to all of us that change is possible if we continue to learn and evolve.
Publisher description: At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models–repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, What would the exact opposite of my life look like? Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, his organization has raised over $400 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 10 million people around the globe.
In Thirst, Harrison recounts the twists and turns that built charity: water into one of the most trusted and admired nonprofits in the world. Renowned for its 100% donation model, bold storytelling, imaginative branding, and radical commitment to transparency, charity: water has disrupted how social entrepreneurs work while inspiring millions of people to join its mission of bringing clean water to everyone on the planet within our lifetime.
In the tradition of such bestselling books as Shoe Dog and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life–and a gritty tale that proves it’s never too late to make a change.
100% of the author’s net proceeds from Thirst will go to fund charity: water projects around the world.
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