Today, the latest book from author Andy Andrews hit bookstores nationwide. The Final Summit brings back David Ponder, the main character from The Traveler’s Gift.
Having not yet read The Traveler’s Gift, I was unsure whether or not I would be able to follow the events of The Final Summit. But, this new work from Andrews’ capable pen stands strongly on its own. I was able to follow it with ease, although I must confess that reading The Final Summit has caused The Traveler’s Gift to move up quite a bit on my “need to read” list.
In his seventies and recently widowed, David Ponder wonders why he can’t just follow his wife on from this world. He has climbed to great heights of success not once but twice in his lifetime, but now he is alone and seemingly without purpose.
Until Gabriel reappears.
Gabriel transports David to a summit where all Travelers from all time are gathered to answer one question that will determine the future of mankind. They have five chances to answer the question correctly before time runs out. Will they be able to solve the puzzle? Or will their failure lead to humanity’s final fall?
Once again, Andrews has uniquely woven together history and fiction in such a manner as to keep his readers hooked from start to finish. The book is a quick and easy read, and the discussions and conclusions of the Travelers are definitely thought provoking and fascinating, as are some of the lesser known historical facts folded into the “current” drama.
While The Final Summit does have some theologically questionable moments, as a general rule fiction is simply not a reliable source for theological definition. Whether or not a reader fully agrees with Andrews’ theology does not change the fact that his conclusion is a very valid one that should be considered by all who claim to be followers of Christ.
The Final Summit is definitely a book to keep, to give away, and to read again. And while you’re at it, if you haven’t read The Traveler’s Gift, go ahead and pick it up as well.
Oh, and to read a review from the perspective of someone who read The Traveler’s Gift first, click on over to Doug’s blog!
I received this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.