Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective

by Andy Andrews
Thomas Nelson, 2009

LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez says, "This is the best book I have ever read in my life." While I can't agree with that, I do affirm that the book is well worth reading.

Confused initially as to whether it was fact or fiction - it seemed too fantastic to be true - I consulted the CIP (cataloguing-in-publication) information at the front and ascertained that it's shelved in the library's "philosophy" section. Upon discovery that one of the author's other books is considered allegorical, I determined that this title also falls into that category.

Readers who enjoyed the Touched by an Angel television series will very much enjoy The Noticer, the story of a man named Jones, who shows up at critical moments in people's lives and helps them get the perspective and wisdom they need in order to make informed decisions and choices. He stops short of saying, "God loves you," but you sense that he means that just the same.

Very much in the allegorical style of Spencer Johnson's One-Minute and Who Moved My Cheese? books, and with the emotional feel of a Richard Paul Evans novel, Andrews combines a captivating story with important ideas about living effectively. Can be read quickly for plot, then read again slowly for life application. Comes with a Reader's Guide to enhance one's experience of the book. Highly recommended.

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