Saturday, July 31, 2010

same kind of different as me

I just finished reading a book called "Same Kind of Different as Me". It's by Ron Hall and Denver Moore and is a completely amazing book. This book tells the stories of Ron and Denver- how they grew up and how they met.

Throughout thus book, I laughed and I cried. It's what I call a happy-sad book. It's happy AND it's sad at the same time. But, I really enjoyed it. I went into reading this book with high expectations (since my Mom, Dad, and Max had read it and liked it), and my expectations were definitely met. This book opened my eyes to the subject of homelessness (which is a REAL issue that I will be confronted with in approximately one month when I move to Chicago) and really made me think about the ways that I could reach out to people and how the little things that we do to help can make a HUGE lasting impact. When Ron and his wife Deborah first meet Denver, he is what we think of when we think our stereotypical "inner-city homeless dude". But, by  the end of the story, Denver isn't the only one that has a change of heart and life.
"Just tell them I'm a nobody that's tryin to tell everbody 'bout Somebody that can save anybody. That's all you need to tell them" -Denver Moore

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 .

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