The Final Summit ~ Andy AndrewsAugust 12, 2011 - Author: nadine
Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Where I got it: Booksneeze sent me a free copy in exchange for a review
I feel a little emotional as I write this. I do realize that I might be a bit of an odd book reader, and being brought to tears by literature is something that happens to me often, but I did very much appreciate this book. Andy Andrews seems to have taken all the genres I generally avoid (Christian, self-help and historical) and meshed them into an extraordinary tale. Now when I say I avoid these three genres, it is not because I don’t like them so much as it is a case of I have never bothered with them because I know what I do like. And I do like most genres.
I must admit that I expected to not like this one. I stay away from Christian fiction because I am rather arrogant when it comes to doctrine and I have little patience for doctrine pushers. Andy does not preach though. And yet after reading this book I feel like I have just attended a rather successful conference of some sort. It has left me smiling.
To put it simply, The Final Summit is about David Ponder who has been summoned by the archangel Gabriel to find a solution to the problems of the world. With the help of many historical figures (Churchill, Lincoln, Edison, Joan of Arc) he sets out to figure out the answer. the story is presented simply and is straightforward in it’s wisdom and insight. Everything that was discussed seemed to “count” on a very real level, and I am still reeling from the incredible and historically accurate (but relatively unknown) story of Eric Erikson and his wife Ingrid. I cried through the entire passage.
It’s definitely worth a read for anyone who likes to read about history in an informal manner as well as for anyone who likes motivational and inspiring texts.
I am humbled by how much I enjoyed this book. There is something very lovely about writing with such innocence.
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