Have you ever thought to yourself, “What difference does it make?”, or “What difference do I make?” Have you found yourself, or your life, in a state of unrest, unhappiness, unfulfillment? There are so many things that we think, do or say on a daily basis that we don’t necessarily recognize as important, life changing, even consequential. In his latest novel, The Noticer, Andy Andrews addresses the power of perspective in our lives, bringing to the forefront its capacity to change–not only our own lives, but the lives of others as well. Andrews’ character Jones speaks to a broad audience that almost any reader will resonate with on some level. He crafts a story that weaves the varying lives of a coastal town into one, common fabric that is hard to put down.
The Noticer is a refreshing read at a time when life for so many is filled with its challenges, dashed hopes, and discouraging turns. Within the first chapter, Jones becomes a friend you want to get to know better–a “best friend,” as he terms it, to many. I found myself rexamining my own life as Andrews reveals the lives of others, chapter by chapter. Surely there is a valuable nugget of wisdom (or three!) for anyone who takes the time to invest in this book. This will be one you want to read again–and one to pass on to those who matter to you most!
The Noticer was reviewed in connection with Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger Program