The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

The Butterfly Effect by Andy AndrewsThe author presents an impressive and compelling story of an ancient decision that changed lives decades later. Everything matters! Read on!

The choices you take and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever understand.

Lecturer and New York Times best-selling writer, Andy Andrews shares a powerful and compelling story about a choice one man made over a century ago. How that choice now has nationwide breaking effects on us. It’s a tale that will encourage and inspire wisdom in the choices we make, as well as modify the way we handle others through our existence. Andrews speaks over 100 times per year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.

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Andy Andrews is a contemporary Will Rogers that has slowly grown into one of the most influential writers and lecturers in America. (read mini-bio)

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The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters Book Cover The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters
Andy Andrews
Nonfiction, Inspirational, Self Help, Christian, History
Thomas Nelson
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mature tennagers and up.


The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize. Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect it's had on us individually, and nationwide, today. It's a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.


This work is another fantastic piece of work by Mr. Andy Andrews.

In this very inspirational book, the author uses the idea of a scientist named Edward Lorenz, who in 1963 exposed a theory.

The speculation was that "a butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving more molecules of air.

That sequence of events, eventually, would be capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet.

More than thirty years later this theory was accepted with the status of a "law" known as The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions.

The author adapts the idea to show that the first movement of any form of matter - including people, matters. And he elegantly gives the example of Mr. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who was a schoolteacher, a professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College and a Colonel in the Union Army. The actions he took in the Gettysburg battle had consequences that are reflected in our life nowadays.

Besides this story, the author also pictures the stories and lives of Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, Moses Carver and his wife Susan Carver, and all the inter-relationship on those lives and the actions that affected not only their lives but our lives as well.

Although it is an 112 pages book, you can read it in less than half hour, but the message it transmits remains for a lifetime.


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4 thoughts on “The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

  • 2016-09-20 at 11:11 am

    I absolutely live by this theory because it reminds you to be mindful. If you understand that we are all just masses of energy and that energy never stops to exist, it only gets transferred/exchanged and this has gone on since the beginning than it is easier to understand that everything (no matter how small or seemingly insignificant) matters.

    • 2016-09-24 at 12:43 pm

      Hello, Arianan,

      I totally agree with you. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Cheers!

  • 2016-09-20 at 11:20 am

    Hi, you obviously enjoyed this book and I am not questioning that in any way. But from what you have written, the whole book appears to be about little more than cause and effect, which isn’t such a tricky concept, there must be more to it than that. What was it that so captured your imagination about this book

    • 2016-09-24 at 12:52 pm

      Hello, Al,

      It is about cause and effect. No doubt about that. Whats caught my attention about it is how something apparently insignificant can achieve huge consequences; How we must pay attention to small things in life and not take anything for granted.

      Thanks for sharing your opinion and doubts. Cheers!


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