Monday, April 11, 2011
Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews
The Final Summit is about a man named David Ponder who is summoned by the Archangel Gabriel to attend a "summit" to answer the question "What must humanity do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?"
Ultimately my feelings on this book are mediocre at best. I felt as if the character portrayal of Gabriel was misguided. Several times in the book Gabriel is portrayed as less than impressed with humanity. While I truly can see that God and Gabriel would both have every right to feel less than impressed with humanity I don't feel that either of them would act as portrayed in this book.
The idea that one man - David Ponder - holds the fate of mankind in his hands is disappointing to me. No earthly man holds the fate of mankind. Jesus Christ holds the fate of mankind in His hand. No amount of talking about how humanity has diverged from the right path will change the path we are currently on. This world needs Jesus and to suggest anything other than this solution is...honestly....drivel.
I will say that from a fiction stand point this book was interesting to read. I just feel that even though the book made me think deeply about some things in my own life the author could have pointed readers to Jesus instead of giving the impression that they, in their own ideas and power, can bring themselves to the right path.
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