Friday, October 8, 2010

Book #62 - Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me
Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Listened to the audo version

Blurb: Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver's life was still hopeless-until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international arts dealer at home in a world of Armani-suited millionaires. And then they all came together.

But slavery takes many forms. Deborah discovers that she has cancer. In the face of possible death, she charges her husband to rescue Denver. Who will be saved, and who will be lost? What is the future for these unlikely three? What is God doing?

Same Kind of Different As Me is the emotional story of their story: a telling of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, dug out between the bondages of this earth and the free possibility of heaven. No reader will ever forget it.  (from Goodreads)
Length:  Short:  224 pages

Notes:   I really liked this book.  Really did.  It is a true story of how the lives of two very different men came together.  It makes you laugh, it makes you cry.  And it makes you want to be a better person.  This is a very religious book, which I didn't know going into it.  A lot of the criticisms I read online were because of the Christian messages, so if you don't want Bible references quoted or any kind of reference to God, I guess I can see why you wouldn't like this book.  But since I am a religious person, I really enjoyed it.  A feel good book!

Random Quote:  "I knew Denver was sincere when he told me that he would not want to trade places with me for even one day. His convictions became clear to me when I laid my key ring on the table between us at one of our earlier meetings for coffee.  Denver smiled a bit and sidled up to a cautious question. 'I know it ain't none of my business, but does you own somethin' that each one of those keys fits?'  I glanced at the keys; there were about ten of them. 'I suppose,' I replied, not really ever having thought about it.  'Are you sure you own them, or does they own you?'  That wisdom stuck to my brain like duct tape. The more I thought about it, the more I became convinced we'd enjoy life a whole lot more if we owned a whole lot less."

"The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain't no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless--just working our way toward home."


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