The Final Summit:A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity is a follow-up to The Traveler’s Gift. This is my first Andy Andrews book, so I started this book not knowing any background or what to expect. Andrews does a great job of filling the reader in on pertinent facts from The Traveler’s Gift, so it’s not necessary to read that book first, although I do wish I had just because I dislike reading books out of order. In The Final Summit, David Ponder is called to a meeting with other Travelers to discuss the future of mankind. Their task is to determine what people must do individually and collectively to stop the downward spiral of our civilization. The answer is one two-word phrase.
I liked this book for several reasons. First, I love historical fiction and the premise of this book pulls historical figures from different time periods and tells their stories. So, while the fiction is that they wouldn’t all be sitting around having conversations with each other, the facts of their lives are true. Andrews even pulled some of the dialogue from actual things that the famous characters said or wrote.
This book is full of wisdom, inspiration, and humor. Also, this book is an easy read. Having small children, I don’t get to relax around water, but I bet this book would be a good beach or pool read. However, I wouldn’t recommend reading it once and sticking it on a shelf. This is a book that you’ll want to reread from time to time. That’s saying a lot, because I keep few books on my personal shelf and I rarely reread books.
This is not a book just for Christians. I say that because it is not blatantly preachy and I think anyone with enough sense to embrace the wisdom in this book will enjoy it, whether the reader is a Christian or not.
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