I am currently borrowing my mom's kindle to read a few books. She has been suggesting some of these books for a few months, so she wants me to read them before I move.
Anyway, the first one I read was "Same Kind of Different as Me." Oh-my-lanta...this book is amazing! And what's even more amazing is that it's true. It tells about the parallel (then later intersecting) lives of Denver Moore and Ron Hall.
Denver grew up on a sharecropping farm in Louisiana then headed out to Texas where he is homeless. Ron grew up in Texas, then later become a wealthy art dealer.
It is through Ron's wife that Ron is encouraged to become Denver's friend.
Seriously, you need to read this book. It is incredible and it's true. It will convict you and encourage you.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
“Then after I met Miss Debbie and Mr. Ron, I worried that I was so different from them that we wadn’t ever gon’ have no kid a’ future. 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.”
“You never know whose eyes God is watchin’ you through. It probably aint’ gonna be your preacher and it just might be someone who was liven like I used to.”
Ron and Denver
The book, which you've probably seen in the stores...I think it was a big seller.
“The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or something in between, this earth ain’t no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless – just workin our way toward home.”