Thursday, August 12, 2010

Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me.

by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

As the front cover says, "Amazing True Story"! It definitely is. This is a book I would recommend to anyone looking for a interesting story.(and maybe a little insight into life.) I don't think I'd necessarily call it a quick read but it's a worthy read.

I enjoyed how is book is told from two different people's points of view. I think it adds a lot to the dynamic of the story. At first the switching between characters and stories every other chapter annoyed me a bit however it's really nice as the two men's stories met and began to mingle. I enjoy seeing the situation from both their perspectives.

It's the kind of story that really makes you look at yourself and wonder what kind of person you are. Or would be in certain situations. Definitely, reaffirms the saying about not judging a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes.

This story is about Denver, a black man from Louisiana, that has no skills other than picking cotton and sees being homeless a step up and Ron, a white man from Texas, that has made himself VERY successful selling art. These two men's worlds come together and they become friends for life.

While Ron is a smart business man and a good christian, I found Denver very insightful. Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:

"But I found out everybody's different--the same kind of different as me. We're all just regular folks walkin down the road God done set in front of us."

"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 workin our way toward home."

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.


MAK said...

Do you get to book free for leaving a revew?

Lee and Melody said...

Thanks for the disclaimer. :) It looks like a great read, I'll have to read it too!

MAK said...

Are they on the computer or do they send them to you and did you ever find out about New Yourk?

MAK said...

I'm add picters of people to my blog. The one I have of you is realy old and not the most flatering (even though I love it) so I thought I would ask you if it is Ok before I post it.