Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Same Kind Of Different As Me: Book Review

About The Book:

A true, inspirational story that crosses the barriers of society.
Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped "da Man"—in the 1960s—by hopping a train. Then, after another 18 homeless years on the streets of Dallas, God moved . . . and a godly woman named Deborah prayed, listened, and obeyed. Mountains began to move, beginning with her husband, Ron, an international art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani suits and art-collecting millionaires.
The story takes a devasting twist when Deborah discovers she has cancer. Will Deborah live or die? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Will Ron embrace his dying wife's vision to rescue Denver? Or will Denver be the one rescuing Ron?
There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story that readers will never forget.
About The Authors:
Ron Hall is an international art dealer whose long list of regular clients includes many celebrity personalities. An MBA graduate of Texas Christian University, he divides his time between Dallas, New York, and his Brazos River ranch near Fort Worth.
Denver Moore currently serves as a volunteer at the Fort Worth Union Gospel Mission. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
Lynn Vincent is the New York Times bestselling writer of Same Kind of Different as Me, the story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy white art dealer and a homeless African-American man; and Going Rogue: An American Life, the memoir of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The author or coauthor of nine books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine where she covered politics, culture, and current events. A U.S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a lecturer in writing at the World Journalism Institute and at The King's College in New York City. She lives in San Diego, California.

My Review:
I was completely drawn in by the story of Hall and Moore and they have inspired me to look at life so much different. Not only look at it, but do it, differently.
 Same Kind Of Different As Me is a very quick and easy read, but the impact of the book will continue long after you put it down. In fact, don't put it down, pass it on to someone else you know, so their life can be impacted by it too. A true story of grace, love and forgiveness, this book lives up to all the awesome reviews I have heard and read. 
God places people in our lives at certain moments, and at the time we may not realize, or understand, why. However, He always has a reason, and we always have to be ready to share Jesus and be like Jesus in all we do, because we never know who we will impact for the work of the Lord. 
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase directly online, through Thomas Nelson. It is also available through your favorite local bookseller.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, as part of BookSneeze. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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