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The Lost Choice Hardcover – Jun 22 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
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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Top Customer Reviews
I must warn you that this book will move you and shake you. And you could erupt at any moment into tears - of joy. You better get ready for a new life - this is very powerful stuff. In fact, I would find it impossible for you to read this and not be changed - in a very good way.
While reading the book you will have a profound respect for human potential - particularly yours. You will be ready and more than willing to make a difference in the world, and what a difference that can make in your life! The power is truly within you, and you will come to know it just in case you've had any doubts.
Andy has a special gift for storytelling which makes this book both an enjoyable and inspirational learning experience. I give this book my highest recommendation. Don't wait. Buy this book and let Andy Andrews moving story change your life.
The relationship Andrews develops between the main characters of the book is appealing and draws the reader into this circle of friends. As these friends get to know and like each other more, the reader is also growing to know and like them better as well. As the main characters embark on a journey of discovery you are compelled to journey with them.
As a father, I found the concept of legacy between generations that Andrews develops incredibly interesting and emotionally stirring.
There are only a few books that I can honestly say "changed me", The Lost Choice is one of those books. I read it in three sittings and could barely put it down. I highly recommend it!
Most recent customer reviews
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 on Oct. 2 2013 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
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