Thursday, June 16, 2011

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The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

The Final Summit was a very interesting and educational read.  I'll admit that I felt a little lost at first, as this is a sequel to The Traveler's Gift - a book I have not read - however, the author did a great job of filling the reader in with just enough history that the story could be followed.  After reading this book, I am looking forward to going back and reading the first book. 

I really liked David Ponder, the lead character in the book.  His story was one that we've heard before... rags to riches to rags and back to riches, all the while learning valuable lessons along the way.   The lessons that are shared in the book apply to all. 

I love how the author brings people to life as David, and famous historical figures such as Winston Churchill, George Washington Carver, and Joan of Arc, work together to find the key to saving humanity.  The book is filled with historical facts but also little quotes and quirks that make it easy to relate to these people as if they were here today.

I really enjoyed this book and the message it leaves with the reader - as I read the book I found myself constantly thinking of the quote "Be the change you want to see in the world. ~Ghandi".

I would recommend this book to friends but would advise reading The Traveler's Gift first.

This book was provided to me free of charge by in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Lead Serve Love by Gregory E. Lang

Lead Serve Love was a fun book to read.  Filled with short 3 word phrases and biblical verses to allow deeper research on the topic, this was both a simple and enjoyable book to read.  I loved the layout of the book - on the left page you find your phrase and on the right the bible verses.  Aside from the phrase itself there is also a brief summary to go with it.  Phrases like "Say Thank You", "Swallow Your Pride", and "Do Your Best" are things that we hear everyday.  It was nice to combine those phrases with scriptural references to give them new meaning.  I think this book would make a good gift, especially for a college bound student.

This book was provided to me, free of charge, through in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.