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The Noticer
April 27, 2009, 12:06 am
Filed under: Fiction review, Thomas Nelson Reviews


The Noticer
Sometimes, All A Person Needs Is A Little Perspective
By Andy Andrews

A moving 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 they all 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, and many of the other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses.

Fortunately, when things look the darkest – a mysterious old man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. In his simple interactions, Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what they can do about it.

Based on a remarkable true story, The Noticer beautifully blends fiction, allegory, and inspiration.

~My Review
 When I  heard Andy Andrews speak on The Noticer recently, I knew it would be a book i would want to read. A few weeks later, Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers announced it would be available to those who wished to review a copy.

I was expecting a lot of this book, and it didn’t disappoint. Plenty of life lessons and sound advice are packed in this little,  Fiction/Self Help/Personal Growth, 156 page book. It’s not a “Christian” book per se, but is a good “spiritual” book 

This is very inspiring, and a little reminiscent of David Gregory’s books Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and Day with a Perfect Stranger.
It’s a book that is both funny, emotional, and inspirational. It is an oddly written book, almost unlike  any other books I have ever read. It is mostly narrated from the perspective of Andy, but is clearly written as a fictional work.
The characters are all very well written, and each chapter was devoted to a certain lesson the “Noticer”, Jones wanted to convey.
I am interested in reading other books by this same author, he is very talented at what he does.

I recommend reading Andy Andrews’ newest book, your prespective will change. This book comes out tomorrow, April 28!


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May have to be another on my list of must reads! I love good Christian Fiction – anything to point us to our maker!


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