The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective.
A new story of common wisdom from the best-selling 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... show more
A new story of common wisdom from the best-selling 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," he 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 blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration in which gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a "noticer" just might change a person's life forever.
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages no: 169
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Self Help
, Christian Fiction
This Shakespearean quote addresses the issue of perspective: "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Sometimes we are so tied up in our circumstances -- that emotions, (self) justifications, the attribution of blame, and the obstinacy and refusal to consider/understand anoth...
Who is this mysterious old man called Jones that suddenly appears to transform the lives of those who listen and then implement the wisdom he so generously gives? Real? Fiction? Incarnate angel even? It's hard to tell. But if you listen to him, he can fashion you into a new person too! On the brink ...
A good book with a good message. Highly recommend it.
Dwudziestokilkuletni Andy jest bezdomny. Nie ma nadziei na lepsze jutro. Nie wie, co ze sobą zrobić aż do dnia, kiedy spotyka Jonesa. Staruszek rozmawia z nim, radzi i mówi o spojrzeniu na życie z „szerszej perspektywy”. Następnie młode małżeństwo, które już zbliża się do podpisania papierów rozwodo...
Inspirational, fun, and light-hearted, which is typical for Andy Andrews. I'm not sure if the story is true or not, though; parts of it felt very real, but I also wondered if "Jones" was just a made-up character, and Andrews narrated it from his own perspective. It's still a remarkable book, eithe...