The future of mankind is in trouble. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have set the world on a path of destruction and David Ponder has a limited amount of time to find the answer to the question, “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?” Solving this puzzle is the only chance for the world to put itself back on the right path and to avoid destruction.
But David doesn’t have to solve this problem alone. As a “traveler,” he has the guidance of the archangel, Gabriel, and hundreds of the the greatest minds that ever lived….King David, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, and so on. I found it fascinating to “witness” the interaction between these great men and women from history, imagining how they would see the world, both past and present, and how they would choose to solve mankind’s problems.
The Final Summit—A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity, by Andy Andrews, is a unique book, one that really doesn’t fit the mold of anything I’ve ever read. The storyline was creative and thought provoking. I found the conclusion a bit anticlimactic (maybe there will be a sequel?), but the process of getting there was well worth the read.
Side note: Do you know what man was credited by Dwight Eisenhower of singlehandedly shutting down the Nazi war machine in World War II? I had never heard of this man, but his fascinating story is told in this book.
I received a free review copy of this book from Thomas Nelsons’s Booksneeze blogger program.