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The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters

"Every single thing you do matters.
You have been created as one of a kind.
You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world."

Andy Andrews

In 1963, Edward Lorenz made a presentation to the New York Academy of Sciences and was literally laughed out of the room. His theory, called the butterfly effect, stated that a butterfly could flap its wings and set air molecules in motion that, in turn, would move other air molecules–which would then move additional air molecules–eventually becoming able to influence weather patterns on the other side of the planet. For years this theory remained an interesting myth. In the mid 1990s, however, physics professors from several universities, working in tandem, proved that the butterfly effect was accurate, viable, and worked every time.

In The Butterfly Effect, New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews demonstrates how this amazing concept is illustrated in our own lives by carefully observing history. Take Joshua Chamberlain, a school teacher from Maine who made one move 150 years ago that positively impacted an entire nation. By charging the enemy without ammunition–and defeating them–he set off a butterfly effect that lasts to this day.

The point? Everything you do matters.

This little book is proof!

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Over one hundred color-filled, glossy pages help bring this timeless principle to life.

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Barbara Barrett I have given over 20 copies of “The Butterfly Effect” to people who have had a profound impact on me personally and the world around them. Keep up the great work.

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Siobhan Davidson McKenna Hi Andy, have to tell you I gave a bunch of “The Butterfly Effect” to family and friends for Christmas. Thanks for writing such a gem. Everyone absolutely loved it. :-)

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Donna Randolf I’m a huge fan, Andy! Thankfully State Farm introduced me to "The Butterfly Effect" and "Seven Decisions" ... it was over the top amazing. Thank you.

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Michael McKinnies Sr Just received your book “The Butterfly Effect” read it through immediately, couldn’t put it down. It explains why we become what we are. I will be using the idea with the young people I know. Thanks so much for writing it.

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I can count on one hand the times in my life when I heard a story and…could not stop thinking about it! “The Butterfly Effect” story was one of those times. In a word, it's AMAZING!

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  • Title: The Butterfly Effect
  • Author: Andy Andrews
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Date of Publication: August 31, 2010
  • Retail Price: $14.95 US (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4041-8780-1
  • Pages: 112

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Meet Andy Andrews

“Andy Andrews has become one of the largest influences in my life.”

Chris Smith, Executive VP, Reynolds Consumer Products
Andy Andrews

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” ANDY ANDREWS is a best-selling novelist and in-demand speaker for the world’s largest organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and at military bases worldwide. Andy appears frequently on CNN, Fox News, and ABC’s Good Morning America. He is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift. He lives in Orange Beach, Alabama, with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.

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