Prior to receiving my copy of The Final Summit I had not had opportunity to read any of Andy Andrews’ works. I heard him speak (via video) several years ago and heard that The Traveler’s Gift was a good read, but I never moved past the intention to read it. Although I didn’t have the benefit of reading his previous works, Andrews’ offering drew me in from the opening pages. Even though I hadn’t “met” David Ponder before, it wasn’t long before I felt like I knew him and had some familiarity with his story.
As I began to understand what a Traveler was and David’s story, I was so impressed by Andrews use of characters from history and they really seemed to come to life. I don’t want to take away from a person who has yet to read this book, but I found myself trying to guess who each historical person was as the description of the Traveler was given as he or she made an appearance in the story.
In a previous writing, David Ponder learned The Seven Decisions which he put into practice in building his company and life. In The Final Summit David is called upon to lead his fellow Travelers to discover the one principle that will save humanity. Andrews uses a variety of historical figures who share their stories and experiences to help uncover this important principle.
While the story itself is inspiring, Andrews use of history is educational and enlightening. I became familiar with historical characters I knew some information about and was introduced to people I knew little to nothing about in regard to their story. In the epilogue, Andrews provides information that brings some clarification to what he shared in the previous chapters.
The Final Summit was an engaging read and has moved me to want to read Andrews other books. If you haven’t had a chance to read The Final Summit, it would be well worth your time.
(The publisher provided with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze®)