Sunday, August 1, 2010

"Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

Same Kind of Different as Me is a story about faith, friendship and wisdom found in unexpected places. Ron Hall and Denver Moore are two men who's lives were so vastly different from one another, it seemed impossible that they could be friends.

Ron Hall is a wealthy art dealer and Denver Moore a homeless man. Both of their lives are brought together by Ron's wife Deborah who encouraged him to form a friendship with Denver, and although at first slightly reluctant...Denver and Ron did become good friends and learned a lot of life lessons from one another.

This book inspired me in a way no book has. It proves that no matter what your beginnings, or what negative things may happen in life there is always tomorrow and a chance for something better. 

I read this book in 2 days and didn't even want to put it down the first night. Each turn of the page either had me on the verge of tears or laughing aloud. 

Along with being a glorious testament to Faith, this book also highlights the issue of homelessness in a whole new way. To see a homeless man on the street, we don't know how he got there. One man is quoted in the book as saying " just think about this: You miss a coupla paychecks and your wife leaves you and you'll be homeless-just like us!" 

This book opened my heart and my mind, I feel blessed to have read it.

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