Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
This was a very fascinating book about a journey of one man making a difference in the lives of millions. It takes place in Pakistan. Part also takes place in Afghanistan.
It is a true story about a culture very misunderstood in America. Practicing devote Muslims. NOT TERRORISTS!
This guy named Greg was going to climb a mountain called K2. He didn't make it and ended up in a little village in a remote part of Pakistan. The people there saved his life and helped him get home. He promised to return and help them build a school for the girls in the village that had to meet outside in the cold for lessons and use sticks to draw in the dirt instead of pencils and paper. NO one thought he would keep his promise but through much sacrifice and enduring all the odds stacked against him he raised money and eventually fulfilled his promise.
BUT his story doesn't stop there it only gets started! He builds many more schools and provides humanitarian aid to many people. He builds relationships even amongst a nation in war and as distrustful to Americans as you can get. He makes a huge difference and gets many to join his crusade.
Read it, it will be well worth the time.