Book Review: The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters, by Andy Andrews

Recently I read “The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters,” by Andy Andrews. It is a beautifully typeset hardcover book,  109 pages long, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

The book is based on the scientific principle “the butterfly effect”, first described by Edward Lorenz in 1963. Lorenz suggested that a butterfly moving air molecules by flapping its wings, could cause the movement of other air molecules, and so on, leading to a hurricane developing in another part of the earth. The idea was initially rejected, but Andy Andrews points out that three decades later physics professors have concluded “that the butterfly effect was authentic, accurate, and viable.”

In this riveting book, Andy explores how this principle applies to humans as well. He presents some fascinating stories demonstrating how individuals’ choices can impact others’ lives, to the point of shaping history and saving billions of lives.

I liked the book because it is very well-written and encouraging. It inspired me to consider the tremendous value my choices can have for others. I would have enjoyed it even more if it had included more stories illustrating the same theme, but perhaps these stories are yet to be written by you and me!

Disclosure – I received this book free from I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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