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The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective

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ISBN13: 9780785229216
ISBN10: 0785229213
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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.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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When things look the darkest in Orange Beach, Alabama, a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up to communicate what he calls "a little perspective." "The Noticer" is a unique narrative blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration.

Synopsis:

When a small Alabama community is overwhelmed by such challenges as rising divorce rates, disillusioned young people, and failing businesses, a mysterious older man named Jones arrives and imparts his gift of noticing small details that bring meaning and renewal into difficult situations.

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slamdunkenergy, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by slamdunkenergy)
Andy Andrews reminds us that the world does not revolve around ourselves. Through heart wrenching story he calls us to be better people, paying closer attention to how our actions affect others, and to look at the world through a new lens of perspective. If you are struggling with where you are in your life, read this book, and be grateful for what you have. With a grateful heart your own circumstances will begin to change, and your life will improve.
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Jennmarie68, March 12, 2010 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
Touching, Thought-Provoking, and Inspirational.

If I had to sum this book up in three words those are what they would be, but thankfully I'm not restricted to three words :-)

This story follows Jones and Andy. Jones is the Noticer, because he notices things that other people can't see. Through the book he comes into peoples lives at the right time, helps them gain a little perspective on the situation they are in, then moves on to help someone else.

I loved this book. Not only was it a quick read (3 hours) but I couldn't put it down. Andy Andrews writes with compassion for his characters (probably because he is one of them). Jones has a way to know exactly what each person he comes in contact needs in order to help them change their lives around. Jones' perspective on life seems so simple, yet many of us fail to see things from his perspective in our own lives.

I became so attached to this story that I cried quite a few times. I think I became attached to each character that Jones helped. And each time he helped someone he simply chalked it up to the person just needed a little perspective.

I normally don't post passages from the books I read but I think this one is worth mentioning: "Most people think it takes a long time to change. It doesn't.Change is immediate! Instantaneous! It may take a long time to decide to change... but change happens in a heartbeat!"

I think everyone should read this. It kind of makes you think about times when you've been in a bad way and what it took or would take to help you get out of it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780785229216
Author:
Andrews, Andy
Publisher:
Thomas Nelson
Author:
Andy Andrews
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Perspective (Philosophy)
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Insight
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Audio Books-Self Help
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Korean
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.46x5.58x.72 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Thomas Nelson - English 9780785229216 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When things look the darkest in Orange Beach, Alabama, a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up to communicate what he calls "a little perspective." "The Noticer" is a unique narrative blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration.
"Synopsis" by , When a small Alabama community is overwhelmed by such challenges as rising divorce rates, disillusioned young people, and failing businesses, a mysterious older man named Jones arrives and imparts his gift of noticing small details that bring meaning and renewal into difficult situations.
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