Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Same Kind of Different = Best Kind of Different

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver More, with Lynn Vincent 
A true story account that reads like a novel, Same Kind of Different as Me will move you to tears and challenge your faith.  This first-person account of the relationship between a street-dweller and art-dealer turns prejudice and expectations on their heads.  Too often, when we think we are ministering to the less-fortunate, it is they who are changing OUR lives and perspectives.  

The authors' trials range from Ku Klux Klan-type abuse to marital despair, from street violence to a millionaire's discomfort during serving at a soup kitchen. Without a doubt, these twists and turns lead two men into a bewildering, unlikely friendship that changes their lives and prepares them for the most shocking event of their lives. 

Though the book hinges on the lives of a few exceptional characters, the overwhelming presence of God permeates each vignette, constantly driving home His sovereignty in the divine choreography of our lives for His glory.  The story sticks in my brain and makes me look for ways that God will not only use me in others' lives, but use others to make me want to follow even harder after Him. 

No comments:

Post a Comment