Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Same Kind of Different As Me

A homeless black man who has never had anything of his own and a rich white man who has everything……what could they possibly have in common? What would cause these two men to become friends and end up sharing everything together? Denver Moore and Ron Hall were polar opposites whose lives became intertwined when Ron’s wife Debbie is moved to help out at a soup kitchen and meets Denver. Denver at first wants nothing to do with this upscale white woman, but over time comes to love her. In time and after much coaxing Debbie convinces him to attend a retreat where he finds salvation ….and starts to develop a relationship with God, Debbie, and Ron. When Debbie becomes ill Denver spends hours each day in prayer for her. And after her death he helps Ron to find healing and encourages him to move on.

The book is written from the point of view of both Ron and Denver……one chapter written by Ron and the next written by Denver. Each tells the same story, but each tells it from their own perspective, giving the reader insight into how the things that people go through color the way they look at life. For me the book started out a bit slow…..but the story is fascinating and compelling and I highly recommend it.