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.
The Noticer is a little book with a quite cover featuring a brown suitcase. It should be neon green screaming buy me and change your life because it packs a lot of information—life changing information. The first time I read it, yes I read it twice and intend to read it again—it’s just that good, I gasped as the concept of perception suddenly seemed not only possible but necessary.
As Jones travels through Andy’s life noticing things Andy could change to make his life and those around him better it seems so simple and yet many of us do not do those things. I’m one of those people.
In one chapter Andrew’s explains how we speak in dialect to each other and how we can learn to listen and understand other’s language. He also gives word pictures of the animal kingdom to further understanding of the people you interact with. This is where I decided this is a book to be bought not borrowed or loaned out. Not only can I use this information in my personal life I can use it when I write. It’s a two for one book for me!
Reading this book could possible save a marriage, a life, a relationship with a child or if you work with large groups of people you will find a way to work with them as well. And it isn’t hard, there aren’t seventeen steps you have to follow to make it happen! One small thing can make a huge difference in a person’s life that could affect the outcome of a generation or generations to follow.
2 thoughts on “The Noticer”
Jen, it is a fantastic book. I think you’ll get a lot out of it.
Ooh, I’m definitely going to have to pick this one up! Sounds terrific.