Monday, April 11, 2011
The Final Summit Book Review
SUMMARY: THE FINAL SUMMIT - A QUEST TO FIND THE ONE PRINCIPLE THAT WILL SAVE HUMANITY
David Ponder is back - and this time, the fate of mankind may be in his hands.
This is humanity's last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent mankind hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship - and that answer is 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 solve the ominous challenge.
Readers first encountered David Ponder in the New York Times bestseller 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.
REVIEW: Having read and really liked The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews, I was drawn to this book even though I have not read The Traveler's Gift. Unfortunately, the story was too far "out there" for me. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that someone from the present day was meeting with all sorts of important historical people from all over the previous centuries discussing the future of present-day humanity. The location was suppose to be in Heaven but the participants still had too much of their previous "humanity" (pride, arguing, smoking, etc.) and Gabriel seemed too contentious. After David returned from the summit, the author left the story hanging. Did David get the word out about what happened at The Summit? Did humanity change? What happens to Carl and Gloria? They take up the first part of the book then are never mentioned again. There was so much potential that was not realized in the end. I really wanted to like this book but was disappointed.
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson Publishers/Book Sneeze for review without compensation.
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as "someone who has quietly become on of the most influential people in America," ANDY ANDREWS is a bestselling novelist and in-demand speaker for the world's largest organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and at military bases worldwide. Andy appears frequently on CNN, Fox News, and ABC's Good Morning America. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift. He lives in Orange Beach, Alabama , with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.