The Traveler’s Gift
New York Times bestseller and a featured book selection on ABC’s Good Morning America
A divine adventure is about to unfold . . .
Only a few months ago, he was a successful executive. Now he’s a desperate man. Join David Ponder on an incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem to be.
In times of great uncertainty, we need divine wisdom. Many of the greatest minds throughout history have overcome personal struggles and diversity and emerged stronger for it. What guidance would iconic heroes like Abraham Lincoln, King Solomon, and Anne Frank give us in today’s ever-changing world climate?
The Traveler’s Gift has become a publishing phenomenon, coexisting simultaneously on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. And in a stunning, unheard-of display of such wide appeal, The Traveler’s Gift was placed (again simultaneously) on these lists as fiction, nonfiction, business, religion, self-help, and literature!
The book has been required reading for some of America’s high schools, as an aid to “principled rehabilitation” by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, and a “life skills” tool for the members of several franchises of Major League Baseball and the National Football League. The Traveler’s Gift is also used extensively in corporate climates all over the world by such companies as Microsoft, General Motors, AIG, Legg Mason, and KFC. In fact, The Traveler’s Gift has been hailed by some critics as “the business book of the century!” With a disarming grin and humble shrug, Andrews notes, “Well . . . it has been a very short century!”
Perhaps the most astounding fact about The Traveler’s Gift might be that, for all its success, the manuscript was turned down by fifty-one publishers before it was finally accepted after more than three years by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Now, of course, Andrews can laugh. “The seventh decision,” he says, “is ‘I will persist without exception.’ If anyone knew how many times I locked myself in my office and read my own book—they’d be amazed.”
The Traveler’s Gift Highlights:
- Good Morning America’s “Read This!” book selection for May 2003
- Hit the New York Times Bestseller list and remained there for 17 weeks
- Reached #5 on the New York Times Business Bestseller list
- Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller
- Translated into nearly 20 languages including Braille
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, businesspeople 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. A man of indiscriminate age and race with white hair and wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul with angelic-like qualities. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things about life that others miss. In his simple interactions, he 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. It provides simple, yet powerful distinctions about love, relationships, value, and integrity and will inspire readers to take that first step toward a major life change.
The Noticer will provide you with …
- A better understanding of life’s challenges and proper perspective for tackling them.
- Practical yet powerful methods of motivation, encouragement, and resolve for those who have been dealt “the bad hand.”
- A fresh and insightful perspective on how people can change their view of the world, find strength, and move beyond their problems.
The Noticer is an entertaining, inspiring, and educational life instruction manual for better living.
Your chance to regroup, take a breath, and begin your life again awaits in the simple wisdom and heartwarming story of a man named Jones.
There are no formulas here. It’s beyond culture. It’s about creating a different world and touching all of humanity. Reading a book by Andy Andrews is an individual experience—every time. Is it possible to have more than one trip of a lifetime?
The Heart Mender
Can natural enemies make peace? Actually . . . can they fall in love?
In 1942 and 1943, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason‚ widowed by the war‚ discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann’s uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind. In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future. Andy Andrews once again provides a unique blend of historical fact and engaging fiction showing the power of forgiveness. If the story sounds familiar, it is because this story was released in a previous edition as Island of Saints.