A few months ago, a friend gave me The Traveler's Gift to read. I have not read it yet, but after reading, Andy Andrews: The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity, I feel the need to go back and read it.
The story is engaging: humanity is running out of time, due to centuries of greed, pride and hate. We have wandered far from our God given purpose, and there seems to be only one solution that can set the world back on the right course. That solution consists of only two words, that Ponder must figure out.
David Ponder, who was introduced in The Traveler’s Gift, is a special human who has been chosen to help save humanity. Along the way, Ponder meets fellow Traveler’s (Churchill, Lincoln, Ann Frank, Benjamin Franklin, and others) who help him solve the riddle on what must be done to save humanity.
If only the answer to our problems were so simple. Andrew’s theological understanding of God leaves much to be desired. God seems to be a capricious S.O.B. who can’t deal with the failure of creation, so God needs to find a way to either get people on the right track or to start over.
If you tend to get sucked into theological syllogisms, then you might want to skip the book. But if you can see past a very small vision of God this is a fun and creative book to read.
When I read books I am always looking for sermon material, this one will provide material for a great sermon.
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