Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer - Andy Andrews

Think with me here...everybody wants to be on the mountaintop, but if you'll remember, mountaintops are rocky and cold. There is no growth on the top of a mountain. Sure, the view is great, but what's a view for? A view just gives us a glimpse of our next destination - our next target. But to hit that target, we have to come off the mountain, go through the valley, and begin to climb the next slope. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak. ~Jones, The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Every once in a while you stumble onto a book that is just right for you, at just the right time. The Noticer by Andy Andrews, that I reviewed for Thomas Nelson this month, is that book for me. Beautifully written, it is a book of great wisdom, much like Proverbs, yet told as a parable. The story is written in such an engaging fashion, you will find the wisdom practical no matter where you are at in life.

The main character of the book, Jones, puts himself into the lives of those that he notices, at just the right time. Some have fallen on financial difficulty, others marital dispute, some have given up hope in life, while other are just trying to figure out what comes next. In each of these instances, Jones provides them with a different perspective than that which they see, and in that some wisdom and hope.

How often when we find ourselves faces with life's trials, see only one facet of that which we face. To have someone come along share a different perspective, can change the entire way we look at it and how we deal with it. It is also one of our greatest gifts we can share with each other, as Andy points out in closing.

This is truly a great book, that I highly recommend for everyone to read. It is a refreshing, heart warming story packed with nuggets of wisdom that will go a long way in your own lives and those that you share it with. It comes out tomorrow, April 28, by Thomas Nelson, check it out!


California Girl said...

have to admit, that does sound like a good book. I'm putting on my list. Thanks.

Ronda Laveen said...

Sounds wonderful and like it would also make a nice gift. What (who) is Thomas Nelson?

roughruby said...

Definitely going on my reading list!

Brian Miller said...

@ronda - Thomas Nelson is a book publisher. They send me books to review for free as long as I post a review on my blog and a retail site. Pretty cool program as I love to read.