I have discovered over the years, that life can be challenging. God desires to sustain us as we look for "splashes of His grace" every day. My desire is that through posts, or book reviews, you may find something that points you to the grace of God, and that He ultimately will make a difference in your life.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

Time is running out. Humanity has gotten off course. What can be done to avert the disaster ahead?  The solution lies in the answer to a question posed by the archangel, Gabriel, to David Ponder and a group of Travelers from the past. David Ponder, a successful businessman from the present, was chosen to lead this final summit meeting composed of historical figures, to come up with a two word answer that would restore humanity's pathway toward successful civilization. They would have five chances to come up with the solution. As each chosen historical figure would share his or her insight, they would try to come up with the correct answer to the question posed. The answers given sounded good, but would it be the one Gabriel was looking for? Would they keep trying or give up?

Author, Andy Andrews drew upon stories from history, as he masterfully wove fact into fiction. Some characters were very familiar while others I knew little about, but their stories inspired me to find out more about these real characters. The Final Summit is a timely book for today's readers. Our country as well as the world, I believe, is heading toward disaster. This book can be a catalyst to encourage us to make a difference in the present world in which we live.

Though "theologically" you cannot take this account literally, there is still much to be learned as you read this book of fiction. Readers were first introduced to David Ponder in the book, The Traveler's Gift, as he traveled through time to obtain the "Seven Decisions" from some of these same historical figures. Though it may give you a better understanding of the main character, it is not necessary to have read this book first.

The Final Summit can be read fairly quickly and drew me in as I read it. I found it fascinating that though the words spoken by these historical figures were for the most part fictional, Andy Andrews researched them so thoroughly that the words they spoke in the book seemed believable. Though I do wish it pointed more to the real solution that restores our pathway to successful civilization, Jesus Christ, I still would recommend this book. Those who love history will especially enjoy it.

I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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