With two New York Times bestsellers (The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift) and the book that Andy Andrews calls his favorite of everything he has written (The Heart Mender), the Classic Package is, well, classic! These three novels combine as a perfect sampling of Andy Andrews’ fiction and ability to tell a story. Careful, though—once you start reading these page-turners, you may not be able to stop.
The Heart Mender
On a summer night in 1942, Lieutenant Josef Bartels Landermann slips unseen into the dark waters of the Gulf of Mexico after being shot from the conning tower of a recently surfaced U-166 German submarine. Several hours later, Helen Mason, a beautiful young woman recently embittered by her husband’s death in the war, finds Landermann’s nearly lifeless body while taking a late-night walk along the shore. Enraged by the German sailor’s uniform, she is prepared to leave the wounded man to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind.
Throughout time, people have struggled with forgiveness and acceptance of their own shortcomings as well as those around them. Day in and day out, it’s something all of us must face. Andy Andrews offers a solution in The Heart Mender, delivering a much-needed message about the treasures in life—the things that matter most—and how detrimental it can be when we lose focus on those things.
Andy’s unique storytelling style captures a tale of war, faith, and forgiveness, molding it in a way that fills the emptiness in those of us who have forgotten the true meaning of life and are searching for enlightenment.
Set in a period simmering with anger and hate, The Heart Mender offers a startlingly simple yet profoundly practical solution for healing the world. Blending his unique style of historical accuracy with unparalleled storytelling, Andy Andrews illuminates a timeless truth taught by saints and sages for millennia.
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 life’s other everyday problems.
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, 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 the part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what they can do about them.
Based on a remarkable true story, The Noticer beautifully blends fiction, allegory, and inspiration. It provides simple, yet powerful revelations about love, relationships, value, and integrity and will inspire readers to take that first step toward a major life change.
The Traveler’s Gift
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 is that, for all its success, the manuscript was turned down by 51 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.”