005 | The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

In a creative blend of fiction and self-help, The Traveler's Gift takes us on a journey of enlightenment with David Ponder. A year ago David was living large as a successful business executive, but now he's a laid off has-been in the heart of a midlife crisis. Jobless, passionless, visionless - he can’t even provide for his family. He's at the end of his rope, and he doesn't know what he can do to fix it. That all changed with one patch of black ice.

Driving home one night, David decides he should put an end to his life. Put everyone out of their misery. Surely the world would be a better place if his worthless self wasn’t around anymore. His wife is still young - she’ll get married again, he reasons. The life insurance will cover all their unpaid bills and then some, and at this point, it might be easier for everyone if he just didn’t make it home. Or so he thinks.

As David speeds down a dark backroad, he hits a patch of black ice that sends his car spinning, and spinning, and spinning… But once the screeching has stopped and the lights have gone out, David Ponder doesn’t find himself in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors.

Instead, he wakes up in Potsdam, Germany.

In 1945.

The Traveler’s Gift is the story of a broken man finding himself, and finding a reason to live again. His crash-induced dream puts him on a collision course with some giants from the pages of history - Harry Truman, King Solomon, Anne Frank, and others - each with their own two cents of wisdom for David to take along and apply to his life on the surface.

The buck stops here, says Truman. Today I will choose to be happy, adds Anne Frank.

By the time the night is over, David has met with seven figures that changed the world, and in turn, they change his life forever. When he finally wakes up - and luckily, not in Potsdam in 1945 - he's a changed man. After that night, he will never be the same.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down for coffee with Abraham Lincoln? How about Christopher Columbus? The archangel Gabriel?

Just ask David Ponder, I doubt he’s forgotten.


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