Book Review

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

Book Review

"Same Kind of Different as Me"





Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore is a New York Times Bestseller and an amazing true story.


Reading this story reminded me, no; it was a validation of how powerful our stories are and in telling those stories, we have a wonderful opportunity to heal and to pass on what was learned during the journey.  For me, this story reminded me of why we are here, it reminded me of the goodness that exists in this world even in the midst of oil spills,  job losses and wars at home and abroad.  I was challenged to delve deeper regarding the prejudices I may be unconsciously harboring.
I say this because the character Denver ends up being homeless and as he and Ron become friends, Ron recognizes and acknowledges the prejudices that he holds toward Denver.

This is a story of healing, courage, forgiveness, faith, patience and growth.  I was touched and moved on an emotional level at the depth and the wisdom that Denver portrayed in this powerfully moving story. Surely all of us have the capacity to be the light, or the candle holding the light, you choose.

This book is a good read and it gets a thumbs up!