Bestselling author Andrews (The Traveler's Gift) takes a cue from the success of his previous book, built around time travel, motivational ideas and historical figures, and continues in the same vein. When Mark and Dorry Chandler find an odd bronze object in a ditch in their Denver backyard, they begin to investigate its origin. Andrews develops the theme of the importance of making good choices, using the motif of four inscribed ancient bronze objects that together form a cup. Each fragment symbolizes choices that its historic owner made, influenced by the object. Using flashbacks, Andrews offers numerous short vignettes of the different historical figures who possessed each of the fragments, including Oskar Schindler, Alfred Vanderbilt, John Adams and George Washington Carver among others. The flashbacks are simply presented, and they often have the feel of fictional minibiographies for young readers rather than meaty adult fare. There's nothing particularly compelling about the storytelling—the mechanics of fiction are creaky in places—but that's not the point. Rather, the book stands on the positive message that one person by his or her decisions can change the world. As he did in The Traveler's Gift, Andrews should appeal to those readers looking for an uncomplicated motivational read with a dollop of history thrown in for good measure.
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Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest corporations and organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and recently addressed members of Congress and their spouses. Andy is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife, Polly, have two sons.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
Historical facts woven into a well written story are Andy Andrews style, but he has the ability to pepper great and profound truths within its pages.Published 23 months ago by C.M
The Lost Choice is a compelling book that starts your wheels in motion--makes you begin to think! What choices have I made, what choices can I make? Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by sarah
The Lost Choice takes meinto a time and place I have never been. Andy Andrews has the God given ability to share thoughts and experiences that are life changing. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Mikelyn M. Clausen
I seldom read self-help type books but started this one and was hooked by the first page. I literally read it in 2 days. The story is exceptional. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by G. F. Gonzalez
I loved The Traveler's Gift. The Lost Choice is even more inspiring. Order it for yourself and several for gifts to share the inspiration of what one person can do.Published on July 9 2004 by Barbara Selvey