The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective by Andy Andrews
I do not read too much but I do love to read. This fall I received this book, thanks to Thomas Neilson. I finished readinig this book in about two weeks and after the Christmas morning past I opened the laptop and started reading it again. I finished it in a few days. I had a bit more free time as the girls were playing with their new toys. I must say that I recommened this book about twenty times to lots of different people this holiday season. This book is a great read especially in these hard economic times. It can help lift the spirits of many.
As I started reading this book it captivated me. The story of a young man who thought he had lost everything finds hope from a little old man. I'm sure many book lovers could finish this book in 48 hours if they wanted.
And it's not just a novel about an old man. You can look at is as having multiple short stories. It tells the tales of how one man can influence and give perspective on your situation when you don't see any way out.
I recommend this book to EVERYONE!
- Pub. Date: April 2009
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Format: Hardcover, 176pp
- Sales Rank: 1,512
Synopsis (from Barnes & Nobel)
A new story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift.
Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses.
Fortunately, when things look the darkest - a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. An elderly man with white hair, of indiscriminate age and race, wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and leather flip flops carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul. Communicating what he calls "a little perspective," Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. "Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely," he says. "Don't squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond
measure…and they matter forever."
Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what we can do about it.
Like The Traveler's Gift, The Noticer is a unique narrative is a blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a "noticer" just might change a person's life forever.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing me with a copy of this book to review.