The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity by Andy Andrews isn’t a decent book and so it was rather difficult for me to want to read. The book appears to be headed one direction at the beginning and then takes a total different course. Throughout the book it is clear that the author is stabbing at a few principles like “debt is for dummies” and then later something about a pre-flood super race of people. It is clear that there is a barb there somewhere, but it is difficult to grasp where Andy is really aiming.
I don’t want to give away the plot, the central them of the book was to give a two word answer to the angel Gabriel on what humanity needs to do in order to not be wiped out again like in the flood. I was really hoping for a great answer in the end like “trust Jesus,” but the author had a more man-centered answer. Needless to say, at the climax of the book I was highly disappointed.
Now to rant for just a second. I wish the author would have given as much attention to the theological themes with which he meddles as he did the historical themes that are present throughout the book. I was a fan of Andy Andrews, I’m not a fan of this book, now I’m rethinking the whole being a fan of Andy Andrews thing.
The retail price of The Final Summit is $19.99 (hardcover), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $10.86. I gave it two stars.
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