Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Review: The Noticer by Andy Andrews

The Noticer
Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective
Andy Andrews

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: April 28, 2009
format: hardcover
pages: 156
Practical Living/non-fiction/Philosophy

from the publisher

A new 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 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…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 Andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.

My thoughts
Once in a while, a book comes along that you want to share with everyone. I mean it, if I could purchase this for you I would. I already have plans for Christmas gifts and when they're ordered, I'll include a copy of The Traveler’s Gift for me.

"Many of life's treasures remain hidden from us simply because we never search for them...We are so caught up in fear and regret, that hope seems a foolish endeavor. Proof of hope, however, is not only possible; it is an overlooked law of the universe." so says Jones. Not Mr., just Jones. An old man who come to town, shares his view on perspective and leaves you with something to thing about. And the "Proof of hope"? Take a breath. Just by breathing, you know you are still alive and if you are still alive then the reason you are on earth hasn't been fulfilled-the most important part of your life has not been completed. "And if the most important part of your life has not yet been lived....that is your proof of hope"

That is a very small part of what you'll learn reading this book. The lessons taught save reputations, marriages, lives.

My Rating: 5

I am a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program. This book was sent to me for review with no obligation other than to read it and give an honest review (here and another site).

F.Y.I. This book is available to purchase at the publisher

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