Friday, December 11, 2015

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews (Review)

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; First Edition (April 11, 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785231202

  • 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.

    My Review:

    This is the sequel to The Traveler's Gift. Overall I thought it was a quick, easy, interesting book. It makes more sense if you read the Traveler's Gift first which I also enjoyed. The Traveler's Gift is the story of one man's search for meaning and success in life by traveling back into time and speaking with seven historic individuals like Abraham Lincoln. In this book David Ponder is now elderly and his wife deceased. He often references the seven gifts he received in the first book. He is asked by Gabriel, Angel of God, to come lead a final summit. At this summit are other Travelers through time. They are names everyone will recognize like Joan of Ark. Gabriel gives them the problem to solve and sets a timer. David is only allowed five helpers from the audience and he does not get to pick them. Gabriel said the answer is mankind's last chance. Of course they do not get it right on the first try and it is interesting to read the logic behind each answer. I am not going to spoil the book by giving away the answer. Recommended.

    Received book in exchange for an honest review from Booklook blogger program.

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