The Noticer

The Noticer

Sometimes All A Person Needs Is A Little Perspective

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Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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.



Thomas Nelson

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.


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.

Baker & Taylor
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Explains the perspective of looking at hardships and situations from different, positive viewpoints, using the fictional characters of an Alabama town and a mysterious drifter to present the perspective.
In this blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration, Andrews tells the story of Jones--a mysterious man who shows up when things look the darkest for the people of Orange Beach, Alabama, and whose unique gift of noticing things that others miss helps us understand why things happen and what we can do about it.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., c2009
ISBN: 9780785229216
0785229213
Branch Call Number: 170.44 AND
Characteristics: 167 p. ; 22 cm

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CarleeMcDot
Oct 20, 2017

I don't remember where I got the recommendation for this book, but I'm glad I picked it up. It was a quick read (I got through it in about three hours), but a great little story about an old man helping to spread perspective to those around him. So many little nuggets to incorporate into your own life - how not to squander your thoughts or words, how to plant seeds in the lives of those you touch and how your actions make your life matter (and matter forever) . The best is yet to come. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

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kate708
Jul 12, 2017

A great motivational read. I love the way Andy Andrews takes self-empowerment tools and uses a novel to display and teach. It's an easy & quick read, but full of very useful tips and advice.

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Pisinga
Feb 13, 2017

I began to read, and there was some kind of annoyance- another guru who "teaches" how to live, with emphasis on the fact that the main success in life- it material welfare.
But anyway I read it to the end. I have liked some thoughts. In general, I believe, that this book can be in something useful for a particular age group, from 16 years to 30 something’s. It is directed to those who live in relatively favorable conditions, where there is no war.

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s216615
Aug 20, 2011

The writing is excellent, to the point, and quite fun! Chapters 1 through 3 are a must for warm, refreshing insight; you can pick and choose after that.

Also, pages 9 and 16 to 18 have some “adventure stories” (biographies) of famous historical figures. They sound strong and uplifting. I now plan on venturing into the world of non-fiction, provided they aren't like the memoirs that depress you most of the way through.

Caminodepaz Jun 01, 2011

Ageless Jones notices things that others in Orange Beach Alabama seem to miss. Fortunately, Jones shows up in the lives of Orange Beach residents just as they seem to need his help. This collection of stories will warm your heart and perhaps help you solve some your own problems as you read how Jones is able to help his newest "best friends".

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