By Andy Andrews
Published by Tommie Nelson
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.