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.
From the Pages of the Book …
“So how did you know my name? No big deal, really,” he shrugged. “I been watching you for a long time. I been around.”
I watched him for a moment, considering his answer, then slowly nodded and retreated into the darkness for his coke. Returning with two cans, I handed one to the old man. Popping the top, Jones shifted in the sand and crossed his legs. “All right,” he said, taking a long pull from the red can, “let’s get started.”
“Get started . . . what?” I asked flatly.
Jones set the can on the sand and said, “We need to start noticing a few things. We need to check your heart. We need to gather a little perspective.”
“I don’t even know what you are talking about,” I said. “And I don’t know who you are.” “Fair enough,” he smiled. “Well, let me see now . . . How do I explain?” He leaned toward me quickly. “As for who I am, call me Jones.”
“I am a noticer,” he said. “I notice things that other people overlook. And you know, most of them are in plain sight.” The old man leaned back on his hands and cocked his head. “I notice things about situations and people that produce perspective. That’s what most folks lack—perspective—a broader view. So I give them that broader view . . . and it allows them to regroup, take a breath, and begin their lives again.”
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?