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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

  • TITLE: The Final Summit
  • AUTHOR: Andy Andrews
  • PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 12, 2011
  • RETAIL PRICE: $19.99 US (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7852-3120-2
  • PAGES: 256


Summary:  David Ponder is back.  This time the fate of mankind is in his hands.
This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and it consists of only two words.
With time running out, it is up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to discover the answer.
Readers first encountered David Ponder in The Traveler's Gift.   Now, in The Final Summit, Andrews combines a riveting narrative with astounding history in order to show us the one thing we must do when we don’t know what to do.

Many years have passed since David Ponder discovered the Seven Decisions during a divine journey through time. Now 74 years old, Ponder has lost the one thing that mattered to him most: his wife, Ellen. Despite his personal and professional success, he now sits alone at the top of his 55-story high-rise contemplating the unthinkable, just as he did 28 years ago.
However, just as things are looking their darkest, Ponder is informed through divine channels that he is needed now more than ever. Together, with the help of hundreds of his fellow Travelers, from Winston Churchill to George Washington Carver to Joan of Arc, he must work to discover the one solution that will save humanity. Time is running out, and the final summit of Travelers must work quickly to avoid dire consequences.
The Final Summit explores the historically proven principles that have guided our greatest leaders for centuries, and how we might restore these principles in our own lives...before it's too late.

My Review:  A follow-up novel to The Traveler's Gift, The Final Summit is a fictitious read of an everyday man, David Ponder, paired up with the greatest minds and leaders of the past.  Their quest, to find the one thing that will save humanity.  The sands of the hourglass flow freely, marking the time remaining.  The answer is two little words...two words that mean the difference between humanity lost or saved.

This book was a little slow to catch my full attention.  At six chapters in, I became interested as great men and women entered on the scene, ranging from Joan of Arc to Abraham Lincoln, each sharing tales of their past.  Each tale or insight into the character elicits possible answers to their quest.  It was interesting to see how wisdom and character worked together to try to accomplish the task put forth by the archangel Gabriel.  As  you read, you will come to ponder your own life, your goals, and priorities.  This book could have a powerful influence over your future choices, if you but learn from the minds of the past.

Rated 3.5/5

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