After reading The Final Summit by Andy Andrews, it seemed to me that this book was confused as to whether it was a novel or a nonfiction, Christian, inspirational volume. I did find the history fascinating, with characters like Abraham Lincoln, Anne Frank, Joan of Arc, and a little known story about a man named Eric Erickson, but in the end I felt that the book really missed the mark. While reading, my brain was screaming "Glorify God" or "Seek God" to the question that had been posed by the archangel Gabriel, but I was sorely disappointed when the author presented his answer. I was also disappointed with phrases like "the Boss" to describe God. While all of the statements the author made were true, I found a brilliant opportunity had been wasted.
The book's good points were obvious, extensive research on the part of the author, wonderful word choice, and some great moral lessons. The author hit some themes that struck me anew and made me think. I just feel that Andy Andrews failed to hit this one home.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.