The Noticer

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781418574567
Release Date: 2011-04-10
Genre: Self-Help

A new story of common wisdom from the best-selling author of The Traveler’s Gift. Orange Beach, Alabama, is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach 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, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest, a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. An elderly man with white hair, of indiscriminate age and race, wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and leather flip flops carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” he explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. “Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely,” he says. “Don’t squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond measure...and they matter forever.” Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what we can do about it. Like The Traveler’s Gift, The Noticer is a unique narrative blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration in which gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.

The Noticer

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780785229216
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

When a small Alabama community is overwhelmed by such challenges as rising divorce rates, disillusioned young people, and failing businesses, a mysterious older man named Jones arrives and imparts his gift of noticing small details that bring meaning and renewal into difficult situations.

The Noticer

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781418574567
Release Date: 2011-04-10
Genre: Self-Help

A new story of common wisdom from the best-selling author of The Traveler’s Gift. Orange Beach, Alabama, is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach 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, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest, a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. An elderly man with white hair, of indiscriminate age and race, wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and leather flip flops carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” he explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. “Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely,” he says. “Don’t squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond measure...and they matter forever.” Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what we can do about it. Like The Traveler’s Gift, The Noticer is a unique narrative blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration in which gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.

The Noticer Collection

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
ISBN: 9780718088453
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Self-Help

Simple wisdom. Life changing perspective. In this two-book collection, bestselling author Andy Andrews introduces readers to Orange Beach, Alabama, is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach 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, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately in The Noticer, when things look the darkest, a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. An elderly man with white hair, of indiscriminate age and race, wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and leather flip flops carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective,” he explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. “Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely,” he says. “Don’t squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond measure . . . and they matter forever.” Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what we can do about it. As the story continues to unfold in The Noticer Returns, Jones uses his unique talent of noticing little things that make a big difference. And these “little things” grant people a life-changing gift—perspective. Along the way, families will be united, financial opportunities will be created, and readers will be left with powerfully simple solutions to the everyday problems we all face. What starts as a story of one person's everyday reality unfolds into the extraordinary principles available to anyone looking to create the life for which they were intended.

The Noticer Returns

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780849964121
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Self-Help

Perspective is a powerful thing. Andy Andrews has spent the past five years doing a double take at every white-haired old man he sees, hoping to have just one more conversation with the person to whom he owes his life. Through a chance encounter at a local bookstore, Andy is reunited with the man who changed everything for him – Jones, also known as “The Noticer.” As the story unfolds, Jones uses his unique talent of noticing little things that make a big difference. And these “little things” grant the people of Fairhope, Alabama, a life-changing gift - perspective. Along the way, families will be united, financial opportunities will be created, and readers will be left with powerfully simple solutions to the everyday problems we all face. Through the lens of a parenting class at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, Jones guides a seemingly random group to ask specific questions inspired by his curious advice that “You can’t believe everything you think.” Those questions lead to answers for which people have been searching for centuries: How do we begin to change the culture in which we live? What is the key to creating a life of success and value? What if what we think is the end...is only the beginning? What starts as a story of one person's everyday reality unfolds into the extraordinary principles available to anyone looking to create the life for which they were intended.

The Little Things

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
ISBN: 9780718089108
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Self-Help

Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time and energy thinking about the big challenges in our lives when all the evidence proves it’s actually the little things that change everything? That’s right… Absolutely everything. New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews is known for his strong storytelling and unequaled perspective on principles that empower the human mind and spirit. The Little Things embodies his own approach to life and work, detailing for the first time some of the exclusive material that he uses to teach and coach some of the most successful corporations, teams, and individuals around the world. In his unique humorous style, Andy shows how people succeed by actually going against the modern adage, “don’t sweat the small stuff”. By contrast, Andy proves that it is in concentrating on the smaller things that we add value and margin. “In a world where so many feel powerless, wouldn’t it be great to feel in control? Then know this. Perspective can be more important than basic answers. “I am more passionate than ever about my search to notice that one thing . . . that one tiny thing that, when understood and harnessed, allows us to create a life of extraordinary purpose and powerful results. It’s less about drive and will power than it is about understanding certain principles and why they work . . . every time. Andrews provides common-sense perspective and a game plan for meeting various challenges, such as: Managing life in a society that seems to be constantly offended by something or someone Creating change that is permanent and not short term Dramatically increasing results by harnessing the fraction of margin between second place and first Understanding our spiritual connection with God and how that affects planning and outcome Identifying the very moment when asking the question why? multiplies the success of an endeavor Recognizing the smallest details that ensure the greatest success

Butterfly Effect

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781608100286
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect it's had on us individually, and nationwide, today. It's a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.

The Heart Mender

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780785232292
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Genre: Fiction

A unique blend of historical fact and engaging fiction showing the power of forgiveness. While digging up a withering wax myrtle tree beside his waterfront home on the Gulf coast, author Andy Andrews unearths a rusted metal container filled with Nazi artifacts and begins an intriguing investigation that unlocks an unspoken past that took place in his backyard . . . literally. In 1942, as the country gears up for a full-scale commitment to WWII, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason-widowed by war-discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind. Set in a period simmering with anger and suspicion The Heart Mender offers the very real chronicle of a small town preparing itself for the worst the world has to offer. As cargo from torpedoed ships begins to wash up on the beach, Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future. Blending his unique style of historical accuracy with unparalleled storytelling, New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews offers a tale of war, faith, and forgiveness illuminating the one principle that frees the human spirit. Previously released as Island of Saints, this new edition includes a reader's guide and a "Where Are They Now?" update on the real-life characters.

The Traveler s Gift

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785273220
Release Date: 2005-04-05
Genre: Religion

An accessible edition of an inspirational parable follows the story of David Ponder, who after losing his job and confidence suffers his only child's illness and a serious car accident before having life-changing encounters with brave historical figures including Anne Frank, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus. Reprint.

The Traveler s Gift

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418568368
Release Date: 2005-04-30
Genre: Self-Help

“The Traveler’s Gift effectively combines self-help with fiction . . . sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking . . . an exemplary job at providing positive suggestions for overcoming life’s obstacles.” - Publishers Weekly “Andy Andrews will challenge you to reach your fullest potential.” - John C. Maxwell, Founder, The INJOYTM Group “The Traveler’s Gift touched me in a way no other book ever has.” - Barbara Johnson, Humorist and Best-Selling Author Only a few months ago, he was a successful executive. Now he’s a desperate man. But a divine adventure is about to unfold. Join David Ponder on an incredible journey that will help you discover the Seven Decisions for Success. In the tradition of best-selling books by Og Mandino, The Traveler’s Gift is destined to become a classic.

The Seven Decisions

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0529104350
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Self-Help

Outlines seven key decisions that can determine the amount of success in a person's life, and describes how to properly make these decisions to achieve success.--Publisher's description.

How Do You Kill 11 Million People International Edition

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780849948350
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Political Science

"If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent? How do truth and lies in the past shape our destiny today? Through the lens of the Holocaust, Andy Andrews examines the critical need for truth in our relationships, our communities, and our government"--

The Final Summit

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780849949265
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Self-Help

David Ponder is back—and this time, the fate of mankind may be in his hands. This is humanity’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent mankind hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship—and that answer is only two words. With time running out, it is up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to solve the ominous challenge. Readers first encountered David Ponder in the New York Times bestseller The Traveler’s Gift. Now, in The Final Summit, Andrews combines a riveting narrative with astounding history in order to show us the one thing we must do when we don’t know what to do. “Every generation or so, God produces a person who can communicate like no one else. His words are like cool water to a thirsty civilization. Andy Andrews is one of the best I have ever seen.” —Zig Ziglar, America’s #1 Motivator and Best-Selling author “Is it possible to mix C. S. Lewis, Alfred Hitchcock, and Tony Robbins? The Final Summit is a unique and powerful blend of mystery and suspense and principles and emotional fire. Wow! Bring your highlighter to this party. You’ll want to remember every word!” —Hal Sutton, PGA Champion

The Lost Choice

Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418536398
Release Date: 2004-06-22
Genre: Self-Help

. A work of both scholarship and imagination. The Lost Choice is a legend of personal discovery—a reminder of the opportunities we each are given. When a young boy finds a mysterious object in the creek near his home, it starts a series of events that could change the world—again. Many search for the ancient relic's secret, but few find its truer purpose. What choices will each make—or lose?

The Rest of Her Life

Author: Laura Moriarty
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141957289
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Fiction

A mother can’t protect her daughter from everything ... “She killed someone", Leigh thought. She might think this from now on, every time she saw her daughter. She would hide it, but it would be there in her mind. It would be in everyone’s mind. When Leigh was growing up she had always known she would be a mother, and not just any mother, but a good one. She would be the kind of mother a daughter could come to for advice or understanding. She'd had it all planned out ... Then one summer’s day, when driving home from school, eighteen year-old Kara Churchill tragically knocks down a classmate and kills her. The accident shatters the already fragile relationship that she and her mother Leigh share – testing it to the very limit. As the Churchills try and come to terms with the devastation of what has happened under the judgmental eye of the small-town Hazelton community, Kara begins to face up to the terrifying reality that she has killed someone. But will Leigh be able to protect her fiercely independent daughter, or will the damage prove to be too far-reaching? The Rest of Her Life is the story of a family plunged into a crisis that will irrevocably change their lives forever. It’s about the true nature of mother-daughter relationships, and about how far you would go to protect everything you hold dear.