The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

This was a very unique book to review.  Beautifully designed,The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters takes the form of a gift book, with short historical stories, used to show how the ‘butterfly effect’ can be seen in human behaviour.  The Butterfly Effect is based on the idea that every single thing we do has an affect on everything and everyone around us.  Andrews sums this up at the end of his book by explaining, ” The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose.  Your actions have far greater value than silver or gold.  Your life and what you do with it today…..MATTERS FOREVER”.  While I can see some biblical justification for this logic, in that every day we should be making a difference in our Christian lives, I remain unconvinced that this book expresses this in the correct way.  For example, many of the stories are taken from American history, but I can think of a lot biblical stories from which the same principles can be drawn.

On the whole, the book could make a nice gift, but in my opinion we could not categorize it as a spiritual or biblical book.  It is at best, inspirational, in the sense of encouraging people to live well and purposefully.

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