Monday, April 11, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews




David Ponder is a self-made man, who has made a fortune, lost it and made another fortune and gave it all away.  Since the death of his wife, the love of his life, he feels alone.  He wonders what does life hold for him anymore... until Gabriel the archangel comes for him, again.  "Humanity is sinking of it's own accord" when Gabriel invites David to a summit of Travelers to answer a question that can save the world.  "What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?"   The Travelers are given a set amount of time and a distinct set of rules with which to come up with the answer that is two words.  Can they use the wisdom of the years to save the future?  As each Traveler comes forward they speak from their own experiences:

*Restore Hope  (Joan of Arc)
* Seek Wisdom (Abraham Lincoln)
*Show Courage (Eric Erikson)
*Exhibit Self-discipline (King David)
* Building Character (George Washington Carver)

Are any of them right?  How can any of these things save humanity from itself?  In true Andy Andrews' style, the reader is pushed to think about more than the immediate in their own lives.  I am amazed at Andrews' ability to build a parable and draw the reader in to the story and into a time of critical thinking! To find out the answer to "the question" you have to read the book and then do something!  

I would definitely recommend this book, especially if you have read any of Andrews' other books and enjoyed them.  

For more information check out Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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