Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

The Noticer by Andy Andrews is a simple, heart-warming story about a mysterious man named Jones who uses his ability to put things into perspective to change the lives of strangers he meets. Jones is a fatherly figure who seeks out troubled individuals and uses his wit and wisdom to encourage them to make dramatic changes in their lives. No one knows where Jones came from or where he goes or even how old he is but he always seems to show up when he is needed most and seems to have been there all along. Everyone who meets Jones is changed for the better.

Throughout this touching story, Andrews addresses some of life’s biggest questions and tries to answer them through the sage-like character of Jones. This book also includes a reader’s guide with thought-provoking questions related to each chapter. This narrative lends itself to group discussion quite well.

Slightly reminiscent of the The Shack by William P. Young although much less intense , Jones often takes on different appearances and even names in order to connect with the people he meets. Based on a remarkable true story, The Noticer is a beautiful picture of the unique relationship we have with our Heavenly Father and how He watches over us and is always there when we need Him.

If you're interested you can go here to purchase the book and here to learn more about the Noticer Project.

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