Sunday, July 25, 2010
The answer was a resounding YES for Deborah Hall the late wife of this books coauthor Ron Hall.
Two men from opposite sides of the social spectrum come together in this book through the work of God and a remarkable woman. 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. A true story that crosses the barriers of society.
If you have not already read Same Kind of Different as Me then I recommend that you put it at the very top of your summer reading list.
This story is a beautiful and inspirational testimony of how God works to create miracles. When Jesus commanded us to love one another He knew what He was talking about. There are many heart wrenching examples of loving those who are unlovely through out Same Kind of Different as me.
I will warn you to grab a box of tissues though as this book is a tear jerker.