Last week, I read The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone and I must say, it was a cliffhanger! Eric Alexander took a team of people to the peak of Mount Everest, including a blind man. Then, I got to interview Eric about his book (you’ll hear that when we launch the Pastors.com podcast soon), and I can tell you, Eric is one exciting guy to talk to.
The Summit chronicles a climb as well as the descent and you’ll need to get the book to hear all of the amazing details, but what I really love about the book is the format of it. Eric spends each chapter detailing the events of the day and then closes every chapter with what he terms “Deadpoint Reflections.” These reflections include a “Crux,” which refers to moments of decision, crisis, or suspense. Then the “Hold” is the truth of God that answers the Crux. And finally the “Anchor” is the portion of Scripture to which we can cling when we’re facing those tough moments.
Eric’s story is pretty amazing, but his insights are even more so. He now has the opportunity to speak all over the country, not only about the journey to the top of Everest and back, but also about his faith in Jesus Christ. You can find out more about Eric at his website, Higher Summits. I hope you’ll check it out, and I hope you’ll grab the book. It will keep you on edge, but it won’t leave you hanging.
Disclaimer: I did receive a free copy of this book for review, but was not asked to give a positive review. The links to Amazon.com above are affiliate links and I would earn a commission from any purchases made through them. Also, I apologize for the corny jokes about this book being a “cliffhanger,” etc.