Saturday, September 5, 2009
Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me
I finished "Same Kind of Different as Me" around Christmas (I think), but just never got around to blogging about it.
I should have. This is an awesome book! Told through the voices of two very different characters, Ron and Denver, you can really see the big picture. Below is the book description provided by the publisher, Thomas Nelson...
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 devastating 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.
I couldn't have said it better myself! It will suffice to say that this is a page-turner that I just couldn't put down. (Which is saying something, because I read it as an e-book on my laptop!) It's a great story, and certainly one that has been added to my favorites list.