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The Butterfly Effect Hardcover – Aug 29 2010
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About the Author
Hailed by a New York Times 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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He begins with Edward Lorenz's hypothesis that the flapping wings of one butterfly begin motion that could eventually start a hurricane and moves on to share stories of seemingly small or insignificant acts that had profound life changing effects on the world.
I read through this short gift book quickly, but have spent much time pondering the simple truths revealed within its few words. This book will bring hope and encouragement to many. I could sense the voice of our loving God speaking through the pages, reminding us that He indeed created us with a plan and a purpose. My one complaint is that I wanted more. If Andy chooses to expand on this in a full length book I would surely be anxious to read it. I suggest that you keep an extra copy of The Butterfly Effect to pass on to friends and family. You might just start a chain reaction of life altering proportion.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the [...] book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Self-help, motivational
I recently received the new book, The Butterfly Effect, by Andy Andrews. My First Impression was pleasant surprise. The book is a quick read, under 10 minutes in fact. It is written in large letterhead type with easy to understand terminology. It is the story of a number of people who changed the world, and how their lives were impacted by others. It is a story of the effect our every decision and action has on everyone around us. It is a call to rise to action...
"Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world." (pp.105)
Who this book is good for: This book is fantastic if you want an inspiration. It is a great gift book to anyone, especially a young adult.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book. Sit down and read the inspiration that others left for us. And take a moment to consider that the person you are will touch others, even if it doesn't feel like it.
**I received this complimentary review copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers
This book is a quick and easy way to be inspired to take risks and make smart decisions with your life. It can make anyone feel important and connected to the world in a way they never thought possible before. Andy Andrews has a very subtle way of changing how his readers think and making them feel bigger than life.
I recommend The Butterfly Effect as a quick pick-me-up when you're exploring your purpose in life or as a gift for a young or old adult that may be questioning their place in the world. The Butterfly Effect clearly shows that whether you are a butterfly flapping its wings or an individual coaching a child, your actions will leave a legacy and make an impact on others.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their [...] <[...]> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...]: 'Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.'
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If we would be so conscious that our actions can and may have great effects, how much more we would walk in love in order to change the world for the better.Published on April 10 2013 by Paul Emond
This book is the adult version of the same story found in The Boy Who Changed The World. I think the cover is very beautiful and would attract someone who wants to buy a special... Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2010 by Canadianladybug