Monday, September 5, 2011

Book Review: The Final Summit

Title: The Final Summit
Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 256

From the dust jacked:  "This is humanity's last chance.  Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent mankind hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose.  There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship-and that answer is only two words.

I have enjoyed several of Andy Andrew's novels in the last several years.  He is an excellent writer and does a great job creating a suspenseful and exciting storyline with purpose.

Unfortunately, I can't say the same about The Final Summit.  As described above, this story centers around finding the answer to life.  The cast of characters in "heaven" trying to figure it out, are many.  The Lord only knows who will be in heaven, but Andrews does take some liberty with some of the famous people.  This is of course a fiction read, so I will not belabor this later point too much.

This novel falls apart for me in two different ways. (Minor Spoilers ahead)...

First of all, it becomes pretty obvious from the start of this process to find the answer to life, that they are not going to figure it out on the first guess, or the second, or the the constant brainstorming between the main characters goes on and on.  Secondly, the final answer miserably fails in my opinion.  As a Christian, reading a book from a Christian publisher, in a heavenly setting, I thought that there just might be a mention of Jesus...nope.

This book has some good advice, but certainly no "solution" to life.

1.5 / 5 Stars

I received this book free of charge, as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Review blogger network.

1 comment:

  1. Ben, as a fan of Christian fiction, I am glad I found your blog! I started reading it and was wondering if you gave them all positive reviews to get free books. (Sorry for my doubt!)

    So I'm glad to see this review that is not a glowing endorsement and reflects a view that I would have probably held myself, that a book from a Christian publisher should mention Jesus in the answer to life.

    I'm already searching out some of the books you recommend. Thanks for sharing!