Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book Review: The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Max Lucado meets John Maxwell in this inspiring tale of hope, determination and love. A mysterious figure calling himself Jones visits the lives of several down-on-their-luck individuals. What bits of wisdom and direction will change their life forever?

The Noticer is a VERY fast read. My usual dose of page turning is incited by Christian Fantasy, Suspense, or Action novel's, but The Noticer was a different read. The story had such a simple concept that I was easily sucked in. I found myself thinking of people in my own life that are going through or have already experienced the situations presented in this book. The Jones character is a very likable figure and easy to adore. Some will draw comparisons to Jesus and I believe that is fair, in some degree. He is a very loving and compassionate character, yet direct when he needs to be. The source of his advice is not always Biblical, but is is good advice, nonetheless.

This book challenged me to take a look at my own relationships and the way I interact with others. I was also encouraged when the author used Biblical stories to make Jones' point come across even clearer.

I have already lent this book out and will be buying copies for several of my friends.

5 / 5 Stars

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