Monday, April 27, 2009
Book Review: The Noticer by Andy Andrews
I recently had the privilege of reviewing The Noticer by Andy Andrews for Thomas Nelson Book Publishers. This is the first book that I have read by Andy Andrews and was quite impressed by the unimposing way that he ties fiction with simple pieces of wisdom for various life situations. The story features an old man named simply "Jones" who sees more of people's lives than they can often see themselves.
This book encouraged me to try to be a “noticer” in people’s lives…to try to get to know them just by watching them and observing how I can encourage them in their journey. The author is great at using descriptive words in unfolding the stories to paint a vivid picture in your mind of what is happening. The story is suspenseful in that you wonder what could possibly be included in Jones’ brown suitcase that he constantly carries with him.
At the end of the book, there is a reader’s guide that includes thought-provoking questions to help you understand and get even more out of the book.