The Final Summit by Andy Andrews tells the tale of David Ponder, an “ordinary” man who has the ability to travel through time. The angel Gabriel appears to David one night and summons him to an important meeting of all the Travelers. The group of Travelers include many important people from history, such as Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc & Abraham Lincoln. The Travelers are given a quest to answer the question, “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?”.
While I appreciated the principles shared, the historical information and stories that became part of the story, as well as the fact that a spirit of cooperation was emphasized, the book itself was difficult for me to finish. Once David Ponder arrives in the “conference room” at the beginning of the book, this is where the entire rest of the book takes place. The characters discuss many different options while in the conference room and that’s all that happens. Again, I do appreciate the overall spirit of the book but found the story itself pretty stale. A complete history buff might find the book more interesting than I did.