The Noticer

The Noticer

Sometimes, All A Person Needs Is A Little Perspective

Book - 2009
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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, Tennessee :, W. Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780785229216
Characteristics: 169 pages ;,22 cm.


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Apr 01, 2021

I liked this book because it prompted a lot of self reflection from me. I would recommend it to those who are looking for an existential reading and hope. I don’t think the story could have better because I really enjoyed reading it. It made me feel hopeful because it’s addressed real life problems that people have, some of which aren’t so pretty. The author of the book says it’s based on a true story so it makes me wonder about the supernatural. The main takeaway from this book is the messages a certain character in the book shares. Overall it was very interesting and engaging. It would be good for older audiences who are able to get meaning out of the messages shared. 5 stars
@TheMadHatter of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

May 26, 2018

Thought provoking and inspiring.

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.

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.

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.

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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