“The Final Summit” by Andy Andrews

David Ponder is old.  Having recently lost his wife after amassing a fortune, going bankrupt, and acquiring an even larger one, he no longer cares about his growing fortune or place on this earth.  It’s while contemplating his purpose as a single man in his 70s that he’s visited by the archangel Gabriel, who whisks him away to a final Summit of other humans who have time traveled as he once did.  Ponder is charged with leading the meeting and finding the answer to restoring all of humanity’s individual and collective purpose before the current civilization self-destructs.  In only five attempts, can Ponder and his team of Travelers save civilization?

 
This is a sequel, and knowing that, I first sought out the initial book before reading this one.  Both are fascinating.  They sound deep and serious, and they are; but the books are written in a way that blends humor and history with deep thoughts and questions.  I love how Andrews pulls key people from history and dusts them off to share their stories and help Ponder find his answers.  Most of this book is one huge conversation, but because of the introduction of various historical figures and their quirks, it comes across as one big adventure with an important goal.
 
The best thing about “The Final Summit” is that Andrews teaches truth through the story.  His points are valid and apply to us all.  
 
This book would make a great gift – even better if given as a set with the first book, “The Traveler’s Gift.”
 
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. 
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