Book review: The Butterfly Effect

This small little book packs power. Using connectedness as proof, in “The Butterfly Effect” author Andy Andrews contends that life’s, indeed the world’s, events happen as a result of a series of connected events. The people in that chain aren’t aware of the impact their actions will have days, years, decades or centuries later. Andrews says that every conversation, every encounter we have, will affect the choices and success of others we may or may never meet.

At first the concept seemed far-fetched, but by the end of the book I felt encouraged, empowered and important. My life has purpose. I may never see it, but it really matters.

The book is small and appropriate for gift-giving. Give it to someone who needs encouragement. Give it to a graduating senior. And each time you give it as a gift, be sure to re-read it first to reinforce your sense of purpose.

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.

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