I am so glad not to have missed The FINAL SUMMIT by ANDY ANDREWS. I met very famous people. People I never expected to meet except in a biography, autobiography or documentary. I met Benjamin Franklin, George Washington Carver, Joan of Arc, Anne Frank, King David from the Old Testament, Winston Churchill. There are too many famous names to mention. Just like there were too many famous people attending the Final Summit. Only a few people in the crowd truly shared words and ideas with the most important person, Archangel Gabriel. As easily guessed this book takes you in the world of time travel. The participants in the Summit are called travelers. David Ponder is the host at the table.
In the center of the table is a time box. It is the most important object in the room. After all, without it some of the travelers might feel tempted to talk on and on and on. Archangel Gabriel gives the travelers one question. The question is: what is needed to restore and establish a good civilization? I thought the question difficult. I thought the answers given worthy of a society's attention. Throughout the book, this question is grappled with by the contenders. In the mean time there are comic moments, sad moments, intriguing moments. For example, I felt sad to hear Joan of Arc mention her fatal ending by fire. It was interesting to learn that Mr. Edison had a fear of the dark. This is one reason why electricity might have fascinated him. It is intriguing just to feel the dignity and meek spirit of Abraham Lincoln. There is the fun with the 1909 pennies. The first pennies minted with Abraham Lincoln's name.
Along the way I gathered a good descriptive picture of hope, character, forgiveness in action. The book definitely doesn't just tell, it shows. Andy Andrews