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 ...
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 x2026;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.
Excellent book...a MUST read for everyone! Andy Andrews delivers a high interest message with humor.
Feb 7, 2013
Inspirational and Instructional
This book brought forward the need to pay attention to even the smallest detail and appreciate the miniscule things in life. Always realize that you are blessed.
John H C
Aug 26, 2010
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Dec 17, 2009
What a wonderful book!
This is one of the best books that I have read this year! It would make a great gift for friends and family! I purchased 10 to give out. It really is all about the perspective!
Sep 8, 2009
Book Review: The Noticer
Do you need a fresh look at things? Have the issues in your life become mundane? Then take a journey into the book ?The Noticer: Sometimes All You Need is a Little Perspective? by Andy Andrews.
In this book, you travel through the lives of ordinary people who encounter a man named ?Jones?. An unassuming character, but only at first. Once he engages you in conversation, you will never look at things in the same way again.
Very similar to the character ?Baggar Vance? in the film ?The Legend of Baggar Vance?, Jones enters the lives of several people from many different walks of life, some he approaches respectfully and some in a much more forceful way. His demeanor soon dispels the initial objection of his intended ?new best friend?.
During these conversations, many popular, modern day ideas are dispelled. Ideas such as ?experience being the best teacher? and ?don?t sweat the small stuff? which have become household sayings are challenged and scrutinized by Jones? perspective as he engages you in the conversation.
I must say that while I read (and re-read) this story, I often looked up and around me quietly expecting Jones to appear in my life.
In these conversations, Jones addresses life issues such as the despair of a young orphaned man, the hopelessness of a couple on the verge of divorce, a man contemplating suicide, and the tender thoughts of an older woman withdrawn from a world she believes no longer needs her.
I found wisdom in each of Jones? dialogues with these characters. My personal favorite new ?perspective? was ?the difference between a mistake and a choice? and the illumination of the most common ?love languages?.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks authenticity. You will find life lessons that you may have already learned, lessons you may need to re-learn, and still more lessons you may need to be introduced to for the very first time.
A movement has begun from the publication of this book. It is called ?The Noticer Project?. Visit the site today and take a moment to notice those in your life that make a difference.
Vessel Project Book Reviewer
Publishers Weekly, 2009-03-09 Bestselling inspirational writer and speaker Andrews (The Traveler's Gift) again blends fiction, allegory and inspiration and seasons it with a dash of autobiography. The result is a readable little tale of a mysterious old man named Jones-"just Jones, no mister"-who shows up in the lives of people in crisis. Jones brings the gift of perspective-he "notices" alternative ways to think about things. Some of what he says is common sense: "yes, sir" works better than "I guess." Some of what he says counters received wisdom: do sweat the small stuff, because little things can make a big difference as surely as brushstrokes make up a masterpiece. The narrator "Andy" is personable and appealing, and Jones is mysterious and brusque enough not to be a cloying Pollyanna. The title is awkward and not everyone likes motivational books, but many readers do. Andrews brings a track record, wordsmith skills and, best of all, an imagination. (Apr. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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