Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Inspired Twist from Familar Narratives

The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews is a lovely collection of stories that moved me to consider how ordinary, but bold faithfulness can have extraordinary impact, blessing many in ways I will never know.

It powerfully captures the reality of legacy, inspiring us to appreciate the creative ways our lives influence. Andrews thrust is that, “every move you make, every action you take matters.” The point is to consider our purpose, our place as having value.

Andrews takes well known outcomes and pulls the reader back into the origin of great people’s great work that changed the world. It reminded me of Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” in its fresh twist on familiar narratives—and it has the same effect of being clever and memorable.

In addition to the moving stories is the equally beautiful art throughout the entire book. Each page is visually inspiring too.

It is simple and elegant and very brief—a compilation of three stories to make his point that our lives make a difference and to live with that truth in mind.

This would be a wonderful gift for a student embarking on a new chapter of life, or following a point of accomplishment. It would also serve to lift and remind a friend or colleague that our life and work and relationships matter.

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Loves to find the answers to three questions of a sound Bible study: what does it say, what does it mean, what difference does it make?