Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Butterfly Effect- Andy Andrews

I love butterflies so I was immediately drawn to this book.

The butterfly plays a small part of the book, yet it also drives the entire book. It is a beautiful book to look at, it is a quick yet inspiring read. It will particularly draw in those from the United States as it uses a few stories from history that are American focused. That said, it doesn’t alienate those from another country.

The author uses a variety of stories to explain that every choice we make every action we take matters and can change the world.

As inspiring as it is, I felt it was devoid of the foundational element, and that is there is an absence of God as the agent who uses us to change things around us and it is a DANGEROUS omission that makes this read more like a book from the Human Potential Movement, than one listed on a Christian Reading list.

It is a book that will speak to your heart and stir it, but will leave it empty, promising change but unable to deliver it because of the absence of God who will help you to change and make change. Lowest recommendation for a so called “Christian book”.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com 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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