Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Book Review

I have never recommended a book before but I had seen this book on another blog and it caught my interest. I immediately went on line to our local library and put a hold on the book. I am fortunate that they have a girl that brings books to me. I got the book Monday afternoon and finished it yesterday. I have now started reading it again. Below, I am going to give you a summary that I found on line.

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," 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 X 2026; 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 Andres helps us see how becoming a "noticer" just might change a person's life forever.

If you decide to try this one, I hope it will be as meaningful for you and it was for me.


  1. Marie,

    I loved this book and even though when I got it I thought I would forward it on, but it bears reading again and again. The message is so vibrant and inspiring. It just makes you a better person simply by reading it. So glad you found it as enjoyable as I did.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2.'ve been reading non stop, huh? Sounds like me! I love to read but haven't read a book since spring since I have been so busy! I get so into the book that nothing else gets done! (Thus I have had to limit myself on WHEN I get to pick up another fictional book! Oh I love them!!!)
    Hugs, Beth

  3. I'm going to put it on my to read list! Thanks!