Do you need a new perspective? Did you know that you're right where you're supposed to be? I would like to invite you to a life changing experience... You see, thanks to Thomas Nelson, I read a book from the New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Traveler's Gift, Andy Andrews. Andy Andrews tells about a man simply named Jones and his profound impact on his world around him through active observation. The Noticer is truly a brilliant blend of fiction and a true inspiration. This marvelous book, The Noticer, will bring out the best in you. I give the book 5+ stars, along with everyone's unanimous vote of excellence! Now, let me outline for you this life-changing experience I'm talking about.
* A Grateful Perspective
You see, a view gives us a glimpse of our next destination. Other people's experience is the best teacher. By reading about the lives of great people, you can unlock the secrets of what made them grate. A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person's life. I could write an entire blog post about my Mother. Angie had the keys to success while living and then battling cancer. She knew that whatever she focused upon increased. So, she chose a thankful and grateful heart all through life ... The Noticer is an uplifting story with an inspirational ending!
Imagine if you were going through tough times like a divorce or let's say you're ready to file bankruptcy. At times like this, you need a good friend. In The Noticer, you'll find that it's easier for people to discuss their problems with people they barely know. Here's where the story begins... Nobody seems to know much about the man who calls himself The Noticer. He shows up when he's needed the most and leaves just as mysteriously as he arrives. He's called Jones, not Mr.Jones. Jones affects everyone who ever meets him in the small Alabama town, reaching into the problem areas of everyone who crosses his path. He's a true friend who holds you to a higher standard. My dear friend Nancy is a nurse who went to Africa to give free medicine to Mother's of hurting children. Everywhere she went, she lifted their weary spirits and gave them hope. The book, The Noticer, will definitely bring out the best in you!
* Are You a Worrier?
You might be saying to yourself, "What will happen if..." The messages Jones brings speaks to that part in all of us, yearning to find answers. You'll be able to stop yourself from spiraling down by defeating those worry thoughts with logic. Worry is focusing on the wrong things. Remember, you can't chase 2 rabbits at the same time! In Andy's book, Jones tells us that the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart. My Cousin Liz is a breast cancer survivor. Her amazing life has impacted mine with her renewed vision of faith and hope. The gift of being greatly encouraged in these challenging times is what The Noticer is all about. Know anyone who could use a little encouragement today?
* Willow Calloway
My favorite character in the book is Willow. I have heard my mother-in-law say the same thing, "How did I get so old?" Patti is 90 and by far the most influential person in my life, next to my hubby! She doesn't let a number dictate how she feels! In the book, Willow struggles with her purpose since she's outlived so many, including family members. Jones goes on to say that as long as you're still alive, your purpose has not yet been fulfilled. Then the most important part of your life has not yet been lived! and that, my dear Miss Willow, is your proof of HOPE! If you need a lift, an insight, a glimmer of hope, this is the book for you.
* Seeds Planted
My dear husband is the most influential person in my life. He shared his faith in Christ with me and introduced me to the Lord. I am eternally grateful...My husband and I have been playing our musical instruments and doing worship for over 30 years. We have been blessed with 3 beautiful grown up children and 2 spectacular Grandsons! We're avid gardeners together. A successful life has to do with perspective. You see, time and money are a matter of perspective. Ask yourself this question... Do you have a Jones in your life? I know that I do and can say so with confidence! Are you a Jones to anyone else? I certainly hope so. The very fact that you are reading my review is encouraging to me...
Seeds that are planted in your minds and hearts will be sufficient to carry you forward. Then you can plant your own seeds in the minds and hearts of those you touch. The seeds of these dreams are often found in books like The Noticer. You can help plant in your community seeds that can grow across the world. I highly recommend the book, The Noticer. I know that my perspective has been renewed.
From, The Noticer, the new book from New York Times Best-Selling author, Andy Andrews
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Andy Andrews The Noticer Gaining Perspective
The Noticer by Andy Andrews and gaining perspective in a down market. Shepard Smith interviewed Andy Andrews LIVE in Studio B on 2/9/09 about Andy's new book - The Noticer - to be release at the end of April 2009.
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.
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The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective.
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