At the start of the book, young Andy is homeless and hopeless. But an encounter with a mysterious old man by the name of Jones changes all that as Jones shows Andy a different way of looking at life, a way of noticing, that will forever change his perspective and through this, his life. And as Andy’s life changes, he begins to realize that his is not the only life that has been impacted by this enigmatic character.
At first I wasn’t too sure about the story: there seemed to be too many opportunities for it to descend into being tacky and overly-preachy, as an unfortunately high number of Christian fiction books have shown. But as I got more into the book, I was pleased with Andy Andrews’ light touch, and the way he effortlessly weaved biblical truths and good spiritual lessons into the narrative.
On the whole, I enjoyed the book. It was a good, pretty well-written novel that reminds us that our perspective impacts the way we live, and by implication, that God’s perspective should also impact the way we live.