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Number of Pages: 167
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.37 (inches)|
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A new story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Travelers 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. Dont 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 Travelers 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 persons life forever.
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In this small, emotion-packed book, Andrews takes readers to small-town Alabama, where the simplicities of lifes complications all seem to converge in a tidal wave of ordinary hopelessness. Yet, despite the entourage of despair, an unassuming, unpresumptuous package of encouragement and a fresh take on things arrives in a man called Jones. Through home-spun honesty and the kind of perspective that makes the mustiest corner smell fresh and clean again, Jones offers our characters a new take on life and a brighter view for the days ahead. For readers everywhere, The Noticer is the kind of read that bottles up the expectation of New Years, the excitement of a birthday and delivers it all in a hearty dose of literary refreshment.
Rob5 Stars Out Of 5"The Noticer' A Must-ReadDecember 29, 2014RobQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is one of those rare books that just about everyone should add to their library! Andy's use of fiction and his own real-life experiences is a stroke of genius and is tremendously inspiring. There is at least one chapter everyone can identify with. I bought several more copies to give away as gifts to those I care about and encouraged them to read it. Looking forward to working my way through The Traveler. We all need the Perspective of The Noticer!
RED BuddyGreensboro, GAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The Noticer: A Different PerspectiveJune 9, 2014RED BuddyGreensboro, GAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Jones is a character with a different perspective. His story is documented by a young homeless man and others whose lives are changed by this strange little man. A great read for everyone. <><
NeilHoustonAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5you will enjoy thisNovember 7, 2013NeilHoustonAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An excellent quick read, ten chapters, 169 pages. The main character is an old man by the name of Jones. I soon realized the name of Jesus starts with a J and has 5 letters and so does Jones, and I am sure the author intended this connection. The plot line is what would it be like if Jesus should suddenly appear in human form to a person whose life was a mess and had an encounter with him/her and gave them a new perspective on life.
It begins with a young man living under a pier with no prospect for a future. Jones gives him three library books that start his turn around. Ch 2 concerns a couple who have been married for 21 years and are still in love but are filing for divorce. Ch 3 involves understanding a persons love language from a fresh perspective. Ch 4 A middle aged man spends all chasing his dream that is now crashing in on him and he is thinking suicide. Ch 5 involves three young people in their dating years. How does one make a good choice for a life long mate? Jones helps them think right. Ch 6 involves an old lady who thinks there is no purpose left in her life. Jones shows her that many have had their most productive years after age 65.
Ch 7 A man is too involved in his work and neglects his wife. He is also dishonest with others. Jones gets his attention by revealing that he is going to die soon. Ch 8 Jones appears a second time to this same man. Some times it takes more work to make things right. Ch 9 Andy, the same man from Ch 1 is included in this encounter with another young man under the same pier and simular circumstances. Ch 10 "Keep your fork...the best is yet to come!" is the message. The last section contains discussion questions. Throughout this book Jones appears and disappears suddenly and unexpectedly. He also speaks every language. You will enjoy this book.
Janice Erkfitz5 Stars Out Of 5A book that really makes you think.June 1, 2012Janice ErkfitzWe loved this book. I do wish it shared more about the fact that God is the one that changes our preception and changes us.... it was still an excellent read. Made me think. And had some true wisdom.
MaShakKeenesburg, ColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5GreatMay 21, 2012MaShakKeenesburg, ColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book. Andy is a great speaker and writer. You'll love his books.