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Hailed by a New YorkTimes reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest corporations and organizations.He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and recently addressed members of Congress and their spouses. Andy is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife, Polly, have two sons.

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  • File Size: 1485 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0529104350
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GUTB61M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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What could this one man possibly have to say that is important enough for the Commander of the Allied Air Forces to ask his help? Why did every senior leader the United States Air Force has in Europe and the Middle East recently assemble in one room at one time to hear him speak?

Who is this man, that he would walk the golf course with Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez as she played her last tournament as a touring professional? Why was he invited to spend an afternoon with General Norman Schwarzkopf and his son, who was about to depart for college? What would he be asked to discuss with a ninety-one-year-old Bob Hope alone by the swimming pool in the entertainer's back yard?

Hailed by a New York Times writer as a 'modern-day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,' Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has been received at the White House and has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents.

Andrews'best-selling book, The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success, is an international sensation, remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for four and a half months and being translated into nearly twenty languages. Featured on ABC's Good Morning America as a book-of-the-month selection, The Traveler's Gift is the stunning story of one man's search for meaning and success in life by traveling back into time and conversing with seven historic individuals. Its message of hope, faith, and perseverance is transforming thousands of lives worldwide every day, spawning a teen version, The Young Traveler's Gift; The Traveler's Gift Journal; a home study audio program, Timeless Wisdom from the Traveler; and life-study curriculum's in high schools, mental-health organizations, and prisons nationwide.

Andrews lived a relatively normal life until the age of nineteen, when both his parents died, his mother from cancer, his father in an automobile accident. 'I took a bad situation and made it much worse,' Andrews says with a rueful smile, referring to choices he made during this tragic period of his life. Within a span of several years, the young man found himself literally homeless (before that was even a word!' he says), sleeping occasionally under a pier on the gulf coast or in someone's garage.

It was at that time when Andrews asked the question that would focus his search for what would ultimately affect millions of people. The question? 'Is life just a lottery ticket, or are there choices one can make to direct his future?' To find the answer, he first went to the library. There, over time, he read more than two hundred biographies of great men and women. How did they become the people they were? he wondered. Were they simply born this way? Or were there decisions made at critical junctures in their lives that led to such success? The young Andrews finally determined that there were seven characteristics that each person had in common. 'What will happen,' he mused, 'if I study these seven common denominators and harness them in my own life?

The rest is history. 'The Seven Decisions,' as he calls them, were the engines used to carry Andrews' life in a different direction. And twenty-plus years later, these same Seven Decisions became the outline around which he built the story of The Traveler's Gift and the basis of his PBS Special.

- Andy's Latest Work -

Since the success of The Traveler's Gift and Mastering the Seven Decisions, Andrews has released an array of well-received literature, including the New York Times bestseller The Noticer. Offering a fresh and insightful perspective on how people can change their view of the world, and their place within it, The Noticer has succeeded tremendously in furthering Andrews' prevailing message of finding hope in the face of adversity. Based on the remarkable true story of Andrews' own life, the book teaches its readers that, "Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective."

Released in the same year, Return to Sawyerton Springs features Andrews' trademark wit and humor as he weaves tales around an enchanting town that can be found in the hearts of those who long to take a deep breath, relax, and find time for the humor and meaning in everyday life. "I dare you to read the first chapter aloud to a friend and not fall on the floor laughing," said Mark Victor Hansen, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. By reflecting on the seemingly ordinary aspects of everyday life, Andrews reveals them for what they truly are--extraordinary aspects of something much greater.

Released in 2010, The Heart Mender has created a stir in literary circles. Elegantly blending a riveting story, extensive research, and a powerful message of hope, the novel is a true adventure set against the warm waters and white sand of the America's Gulf of Mexico during World War II. Lieutenant Josef Landermann is a German U-Boat officer betrayed and left for dead. When he washes ashore in a sleepy coastal town, he looks to a young war widow for survival. Robert Silvers, executive publisher of The Saturday Evening Post calls The Heart Mender an "unforgettable experience."

2010 also saw the release of two more books, The Butterfly Effect, a book exploring a scientific theory based on physics within the context of our own lives, and The Boy Who Changed the World, Andrews' first children's book. The Butterfly Effect shows readers that every action, however big or small, matters. Andrews accomplishes this by introducing historical examples that illustrate how one person can set off a spark that, in turn, ignites the lives of unforeseen others.

The Boy Who Changed the World illustrates this same principle to children, enabling them to see how they can have a meaningful impact on the world around them. It is full of vibrant, full-page illustrations by Philip Hurst and chronicles the true story of the young Norman Borlaug--the boy who grew up to change the world. Children will be delighted by the illustrations and excited by the story as they learn that they too can change the world, just like Norman.

On April 12, 2011, The Final Summit, the long-awaited follow-up to The Traveler's Gift, was released. The Final Summit finds David Ponder, the hero of The Traveler's Gift, at a completely different time in his life. Now older--and with the wisdom of the Seven Decisions he discovered in The Traveler's Gift--David Ponder and a cast of historic figures have been charged with the task of discovering the one principle that will save all of humanity from dire consequences. And the answer they seek is only two words.

Andrews' latest book and New York Times Bestseller, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, arose from a question Andrews asked himself several years ago: Where do we being to find common ground in regard to what we want (or don't want) for the future of America? From the question came a challenge: Is it possible to write something that doesn't use the words Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, yet conveys a message with which everyone could agree? Can it be written in a concise fashion allowing anyone to read it, clearly understand the message, and be empowered in less than fifteen minutes? How Do You Kill 11 Million People? is his answer to those questions.

Driven by his own personal moving story, Andy Andrews communicates to his audience through the heart--an uncommon style in today's media-driven world. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue--both on paper and on stage.

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By cbrave on May 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book isn't about entertainment. It is a magnifying glass on the seven decisions from "The Travelers Gift". I thought it would seem too redundant but it presents the same material and then takes it to the next level of understanding and more importantly, personal application. I'm now going back and completing the recommended steps and will no doubt use it as a resource for years to come.

You can start on this book without reading the "Travelers Gift" but I'd recommend getting the "novel" before the "roadmap".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 28, 2014
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I read "The Traveler's Gift" first. This book led me to a deeper and higher understanding of The Seven Decisions of Personal Success. With what I know now, I have found my purpose in life. My purpose in life: to help people transform their lives that will lead to change in the world.
Please read this book so that you too can be a part in changing the world!!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brent M. Carpenter on June 15, 2014
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Andy Andrews has quickly become a tremendous blessing in my life. His ability to communicate about very important topics that desperately need our attention, thought and intentionality is unlike any other. I recommend his message/books/podcasts to many, many friends and family. If you are looking for a humble, truth-speaking, knowledgable resource....check out Andy and his work...you will not regret it. Oh, and if for nothing else...see what he means when he says he is a 'professional Noticer'. We need many more of him. Thanks for your work, message and obedience to your calling Mr. Andrews.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 27, 2014
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First book I have read of Andy Andrews. i could not put it down. The information is truly life transforming if one applies it to their life. I have made a conscious decision to include some of the info into my daily routine. Well worth the investment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By alcast on June 15, 2014
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This book has helped to solidify my resolve and to do that for which I was born and called.
Have already recommended it to two people I care very much for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patcy on January 21, 2015
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Young or old....there are messages that will make your life more delightful, more revered, more effective after reading this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JON on November 21, 2014
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In The Traveler's Gift Andy lays out 7 principles that when applied will open up immense potential for a successful life. The Seven Decisions unfolds those principles and teaches the how and why behind the what. The book gives many examples on how to live these principles. Great book! Refreshing truth and insight!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Arlene F. Rice on May 31, 2014
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This is not an entertaining novel - it's much more than that. It's inspirational! I saw Andy at a Gaithers show in TN. and he was funny and yet, able to move you, to touch your heart and make you think. His book is all that and more. I mark it as one of the best books I've read. Follow the guidelines taught in this book and your life will be greatly improved.
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