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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

A quest to find the one principle that will save humanity before mankind destroys itself finds David Ponder in a race against time. He has been chosen by the archangel Gabriel to lead a summit of fellow travelers, using their wisdom and experience to save mankind before all that is known is destroyed. Ponder soon finds himself traveling to the most unlikely of places to interview the most fascinating of subjects such as Winston Churchill to George Washington Carver to Joan of Arc, he must work to discover the one solution that will save humanity. Together, with the help of hundreds of his fellow travelers, before time runs out, the final summit of Travelers must work quickly to avoid dire consequences.

Will the group come up with the answer in Time? What could possibly be the one action that could change the times of history? The team is assembled much like CEO’s in a boardroom. There are five chances to come up with the correct answer and with only a limited time. The Travelers have their chance to voice their opinion.

The book is an easy read and enjoyable if you don’t have anything else to read. It is a bit too “New Agey” implying people have the courage, intellect, strength, etc. to save the world. The book hints that it could be a spiritual principle that would save humanity but ends up being something else entirely (I won’t spoil it).

David Ponder comes back from answering correctly and saving humanity and the book ends. How long was he gone, 3 hrs, 3 days, 3 wks? Nothing about the good people at the beginning of the story who were concerned about him hiding away in his home, how this revelation would affect the characters, Ponder’s life, humanity, maybe for another book, but I won’t be interested in finding out.

I would have liked better if it focused more on the famous people who used historically proven principles that made life better for themselves and others, instead of trying to present a story within a story, leaving both stories wanting. I was disappointed in the end

This book also has a readers guide as with all books lately whether it is needed or not.

I received a free copy of the book from Thomas Nelson as part of their Booksneeze Blogger program.

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