Monday, April 11, 2011

book review: "the final summit" by andy andrews

David Ponder is a Traveler, a man who has been able to visit the past. And now, the angel Gabriel has appeared to him again, this time with a different purpose. David is to lead a Summit with all of the Travelers in order to answer this question: what does humanity need to do, both individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization? David is given five opportunities to solve this question but has the help of selected other Travelers. With each wrong answer, he is able to ask another person to join the discussion. Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Eric Erikson, King David and Washington Carver are the ones seated at a table with David with countless others watching. With each incorrect guess, the group is closer to finding the right answer but also that much closer to using all of their guesses. When they use the last guess and are still wrong, David is at a loss. Is it really too late? Can he still save humanity?

The Final Summit continues the story of David Ponder that started with The Traveler’s Gift. I haven’t read it but I don’t feel like I was missing anything from this book due to that. I thoroughly enjoyed Andrew’s sense of humor and laughed out loud a few times while reading the book. It was interesting to read about people from the past as they helped David figure out what is needed to save humanity. Each person recalled some of their own experiences in order to come to a conclusion. I tried guessing along with the book as to what the answer might be and really liked what it turned out to be. It’s something that’s so true and yes, has the power to change the world.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and all opinions are my own.

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