Featured Children’s Book – The Boy Who Changed The World


The Boy Who Changed The World

By Andy Andrews

Published by Tommie Nelson

Book Description

Did you know that what you do today can change the world forever?

The Boy Who Changed the World opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family’s cornfields with his sisters. One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver?

This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. Through the stories of each, a different butterfly will appear. The book will end with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, too, can be the boy or girl who changes the world.

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Occasionally I’m asked to review a book that I’m so excited about, I wish I could give a copy to every children’s leader and parent. This is just such a book. “The Boy Who Changed The World”, a storybook for children, shows how ordinary people have grown up to make a difference in other people’s lives. But they don’t do it alone. Each person in this story has a part to play in an event that changed the world for the better. Without any one of them, it wouldn’t have happened. God used each of them in a special way. I recommend every children’s pastor buy this book and teach a lessons based on the story in it. I also suggest you recommend it to every parent in your ministry.

By the way, the way each person enabled another person to change the world in this book is called the butterfly effect. Andy Andrews also wrote a book for adults called “The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters”. I also highly recommend this book for children’s pastors.

Author: Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

2 thoughts on “Featured Children’s Book – The Boy Who Changed The World”

  1. Its Your Life, Make It Count

    I just finished reading a really terrific book by Max Lucado. He shows us that as Christians we can touch others lives so profoundly. He takes you back so that you can take a look at your life at a glance, it makes you want to do better and be better.

    This book makes me want to truly be the hands and feet of Christ. If I want to touch others and show them God’s love, to impact their lives for the good, God has his hand on me and puts me with the people that I can make a difference with and that is no different with our children. They can show God’s love on the most pure level. The bible says that those who do not humble themselves like little children will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

    This is a good read, for you and your child!

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