I know. . . it's not book review day. This is a special edition review. Occasionally when a new book is hitting the shelves, there is a certain day or week that bloggers are asked to put up their reviews. Today is the day for reviewing this new fiction piece by Andy Andrews.
The Final Summit
by Andy Andrews
The Final Summit features main character, David Ponder as a time traveling. . . well. . . old businessman. Ponder must save humanity and he has a deadline by which to do so. He is joined by a large gathering of famous figures from history who he has been called to lead in this mission.
I think this book is sort of what might happen if Frank Peretti and Michael Crichton got together to write a novel, but were told they weren't allowed to add much action. Don't get me wrong here. . . I really like Crichton's work and some people actually like Peretti's. But the net result in this case is a slow moving, preachy novel.
It is interesting the way Andrews weaves together historical accounts with commentary on the state of humankind and what he believes we must all do in the face of everything in order to maintain civilization. His historical accounts are accurate and he clearly researched each figure that had a prominent role in the story.
If you like Christian easy-read fiction, this book is a great choice. It'll probably make you think a little bit, but not so much you'll have to really work at it. So if you're looking for a quick little summer read, pick this one up tomorrow when it hits the shelves!
To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I am obligated to mention BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary advanced reading copy of this book.