Thursday, January 08, 2009

It wasn’t a typical Sunday afternoon in Phoenix with an overcast sky and a cool mist falling. When I sat down to read Same Kind of Different As Me, I thought “I have already read sixty-three pages. I’ll read about that many more and then take a nap. It was around 1:00 p.m. when I started to read. When I read these words of Denver Moore: “The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or something in between, this earth ain’t no final restin’ place” I glanced up at the clock. It was 3:00 p.m. I had been reading all afternoon and had come to the end of this splendid book.

Same Kind of Different as Me is a true story written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent. Their story is so heart touching and inspiring that you can’t put it down. It is a story of faith and true friendship. It is a story of a woman who loved God, trusted Him and wanted to serve others. It is a story of a man who struggled to be what God wanted him to be and what he wanted to be himself and then matured into that man. It is the story of a black, uneducated man growing up in the South when black people were treated like animals. He lived among the homeless population with no hope for the future until he met a white Christian woman who befriended him, gave him hope, something to live for, and changed his life. He said, “Until Miss Debbie, I’d never spoke to no white woman before. Just answered a few questions maybe—it wadn’t really speakin’.”

I believe reading this story, may change your life. Living this story changed Debbie Hall, her husband Ron, and their black, homeless friend, Denver Moore.

Denver said, “Money can’t buy no blessins.” This is probably true. But you will not be wasting your money when you buy this book.


bp said...

I'm going to have to read this one for sure!

Smilingsal said...

What a terrific endorsement.

Becky said...

I found myself reading this until I finished, too. A lot of the things in it touched me, like the way Ron and Debbie found Denver and how he didn't want to be in a friendship that was "catch and release." You did a good job with the review.

Loren said...

This book did change my life! I was in awe of the beautiful tapestry that led Ron and Debbie to Denver and how clearly Debbie heard and so obediently obeyed all God told her!
It is an amazing story, one that will inspire you to open your eyes and ears to what the Lord may be saying!