Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Final Summit book review

Title: The Final Summit

Author: Andy Andrews

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Pages: 224

Where I got it: Booksneeze sent me a free copy in exchange for a review

Rating: 5

This is not an adventurous or action-packed book, but it was worth my time to read. Entertaining as it was, I’d describe it as a book that makes you think…about important ideas.

It’s not dry. The mental/emotional stimulation occurs in a fictional setting. The set-up is intriguing: The archangel Gabriel asks a regular guy to head up a committee in order to come up with the answer to an important question. How can humanity get back on track?

Well, this committee is fascinating. It’s comprised of famous people throughout history, but not famous for doing stupid things. No, these people have done great things. When David, the regular guy from our time, gets together with some of these intriguing people, the ensuing conversations are amazing.

Humanity is balanced on a precipice, and this group of people must examine the wisdom of our past to determine the future…or even if there is to be a future on earth.

There are so many great lines in this book that encourage, give hope, and inspire. One of my favorite lines (and there were many) is this one: “The tragedy in man’s life is not that he quits; the real tragedy is that he almost wins but never begins his second act!”

There is a time limit to answer the question posed. The big hourglass adds tension to the story.

This book is intelligent, a thinking book filled with excellent food for thought. Highly recommended.


mike draper said...

I think this review was helpful and professionally done.
Mike Draper

Joanna Aislinn said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for posting this, Laura :)