Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Final Summit / Review

Author: Andy Andrews
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 12, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 078523120X

Book Description:

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:

Best selling author Andy Andrews has written another hit novel. The Final Summit finds 74 year old David Ponder in a personal crisis after losing his beloved wife; remembering her is almost too much to contain. But just when he, seemingly, can't go any further, divine intervention shows him that he must find a way to save mankind. Along with fellow life-travelers, he seeks out that one principle.

The Final Summit is complete with a Reader’s Guide in the back of the book. The reader will find chapter questions to ask one’s self which include areas like: looking back on your life; what does adversity mean to you; memory successes; have you ever lived without hope; what is your definition of wisdom; wisdom vs. knowledge; courage vs. cowardice; and much more.

Andy Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift. In keeping with his past successes, this wonderful book is inspirional and very well-written. It is one that you will read many times over and perhaps want to give to others.

 I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will read it again. It would make a good gift for Mother or Father’s Day. I highly recommend it. 5 stars*****

(Thank you to Thomas Nelson for my review copy.)

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