The Noticer" is the first I have read by Andy Andrews. By the end of the first chapter I was feeling eager to go out and get "The Traveler's Gift" to read about the seven principles to a successful life, yet at the same time could not set down "The Noticer". As I read, chapter after chapter, I felt a connection to the characters. I really felt I was given a broader view on life, and a new perspective. This book would make a great gift. There is something in it for all generations. It tells many stories of people going through everyday challenges. The wise old drifter, Jones, helps them all see a new perspective to work through these challenges. "It allows them to regroup, take a breath, and begin their lives again." I especially think it would be wonderful for any married couples, or those pondering marriage. As a homemaker and mother to a special needs child, I really felt moved by chapter 6, especially the last few paragraphs. "No matter your age, physical condition, financial situation, color, gender, emotional state, or belief...everything you do, every move you make, matters to all of us-and forever". It really makes you believe that you matter in life and that everyone touches the lives of someone else, This book will really give all those that read it a new perspective. This will make you think about your own actions and feelings and "notice" all those around you. It makes you really think about what Jones says "that every one of us is always in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or headed for a crisis" and to really think about other people and how you effect those people, and how they effect you. Each chapter is a new perspective and full of life lessons. This book will make you want to share your new learned understanding of perspective with those that you "notice" the most. Thank you Thomas Nelson for giving me the opportunity to review this book...it was wonderful!
Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective.
By Andy Andrews
A new story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Traveler's GiftOrange 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 beyondmeasure…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.http://www.thenoticerproject.com/pages/about-the-noticer/ Who are the 5 most influential people in your life who deserve "noticing"?