My Review of The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Book Description

A moving story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Traveler’s Gift.

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, business people 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. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. In his simple interactions, Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what they can do about it.

My thoughts: I was asked to review this book by Thomas Nelson publishing, and I was thrilled because I am apart of their blogging program to receive books to read and review. However . . . I have yet to figure out what the big hype is regarding this book! I have not read any of Andy Andrew's previous books and I can tell you right now I won't be. I don't like how the main character "Jones" uses deception when he meets people for the first time saying "I'm your best friend" when he doesn't even know them. Even going as far as to imply that her husband had invited him to meet him at this restaurant. I don't go for deception of any kind. I'm a liking this book to the SHACK, another piece of heresy! And just because Thomas Nelson published it doesn't mean that it's something worthwhile! I have to give this book a sand dune because it could ship wreck your faith.


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