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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Same Kind of Different as Me, by Denver Moore and Ron Hall/ a Review

This was a selection from my book club, (we have two active members).  I wasn't sure about this book to begin with and it probably took past page 100 to sink my teeth into it.   The book is about two men, one white and the other black, who became friends because of Miss Debbie, Ron's wife.   Alternating chapters voice the POV of each man.   Denver was virtually a slave in the 1960's, grew up very very poor and found homelessness in Ft Worth Texas as a step up to his childhood.   Ron grew up as upper middle class, was schooled and became an art dealer with a kean eye and easy trade skills.

Denver remained alone.   Ron and Debbie married and as time went on, Miss Debbie learned Ron had betrayed her.   She was a christian though and forgave him; both went to counseling and their marriage survived.

Well to some, it may seem hokey, but if you walk the path of a Christian life, the story of these two men and their friendship is totally believable.   Ron Hall, although he had several advantages over his friend Denver, was humbled and in awe of the wisdom Denver had from his many years of a very hard life.   Ron and Debbie had served meals regularly at the mission where they met Denver.   But as the book took its course, you began to wonder, who was "saving" who.

Miss Debbie's charitable heart filled with compassion for the homeless, was the glue that drew the men together and with her compassion they each drew strength.

I would never have known about this book, if not for my fellow book club member.   Although it might not ever have been a selection I would have selected for myself, I am thankful to have been blessed to read the book.  It was an interesting read once, we met Miss Debbie and felt her compassion for others and how she was loved in return.    This book made me thankful, hopeful, and looking for my mission.   How can I give back to others?   Truly inspirational. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 winks!

                                   Happy Reading Peeps! 



Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.


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