Monday, April 11, 2011

Review of The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

**This review might offend some people. If you get offended after reading this then please do not leave a rude comment. I will simply ban you and delete your comment. Thanks**

I really enjoyed this book. It was quite fascinating to me. I had no opinion on time travel when I read it but now I am into it. I also had trouble putting the book down, once I started reading it I didn't want to stop. I liked a few things about this book.

I liked how the characters in the book said that the story of the ark in the bible is real not just a story. That is correct. One way we know the story of the ark is true is because the Genesis account tells us the precise year,month and day when the deluge began, when and where the ark came to rest, and when the earth dried off. Details about the ark are precise-the layout, the measurements and the materials used to build it. Fables, by contrast, are usually vague in their descriptions. Also two genealogical accounts in the bible testify that Noah was a real person. The apostle Peter foretold that there would become "ridiculers" who would scoff at what the bible says.(**Note for this paragraph I got it from a Watchtower June 2008 called Why God Saved Noah and why should we care.)

I also liked the quote on page 36 of the book about many people to attempt to make their own truth and that's not the real truth.The book says this quote " For many years, you have progressively turned away from the real truth and in its stead have attempted to create your own version of a 'truth' that your intellect can comprehend. In so doing, you have become increasingly hungry for the attributes of destruction-an unquenchable thirst for riches, a disdain for your fellow man and power for its own sake."

I also liked the quote on page 87 that Joan of Arc said "That you breathe,"she answered. "For if you are breathing, then you are still alive. And if you are still alive, that means you haven't accomplished what you were placed on earth to do. If you haven't accomplished what you were put on earth to accomplish, this signifies that your life's very purpose has yet to be fulfilled. If your very purpose has to be fulfilled, that is proof that the most important part of your life remains ahead of you!" I can relate to this quote because we have a duty to witness to people the truth about the bible and until everyone has had a chance to learn about the truth of GOD and the bible then we will not stop preaching from door to door with literature for people to read and enjoy.

I also liked this final quote on page 107 of this book which reads "We believe that one of the reasons mankind has lost its way is our reliance to social norms and life's blueprint. People have stopped questioning what the end result might be of certain actions and habits. We now rely on cultural trends-even celebrity behavior-to act as the compass guiding the decisions and behavior in our own life." I agree with this statement. The bible clearly states what is appropriate in our life and what is not such as the stance on gay marriage which is clearly mentioned in 1 Tim. 1:9-11: “Law is promulgated, not for a righteous man, but for persons lawless and unruly, ungodly and sinners, . . . fornicators, men who lie with males, . . . and whatever other thing is in opposition to the healthful teaching according to the glorious good news of the happy God.” So God clearly states that gay marriage is not ok and yet people believe it is and that the bible today is not practical. Yet the bible is always practical and will save us from hurting ourselves if we just follow the bibles counsel and GOD's word.

So all in all I really enjoyed this book and would recommended it to anyone.

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