Sunday, September 20, 2009

What Difference Do It Make? ~ by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

This book is the follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me, by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent. I confess, I have not read the previous book, but can say without question, I liked What Difference Do It Make? very much. It appears to fill in some of what was not in the previous book, and tells some of the stories of what has happened since the first book came out. There are personal testimonies, by people who felt the impact of the message of Same Kind of Different as Me, who’ve responded and allowed it to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others. Some of the actions taken have been ministries started, forgiveness given, families reunited, and a little girl who opens a lemonade stand to raise money for the homeless.

The unlikely friendship of the white, millionaire, fine-arts dealer Ron Hall and the black, uneducated, formerly homeless Denver Moore continues in this inspirational, true and stranger than fiction story. There are tales of hurt and forgiveness many of us can identify with. Denver Moore, though uneducated and having only recently begun to learn to read, has wisdom in abundance, and truly is the living example of 1 Cor. 1:27-28, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are.” It is indeed a great book and I highly recommend it.


What Difference Do It Make?
Stories of Hope and Healing
By Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent

New thoughts and reflections from the authors of the inspirational New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me.

The more than four hundred thousand readers stirred by the story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore will resonate with the all new, stand-alone true stories of hope and healing offered in this intimate, authentic follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me.

With new "Denverisms" and reflections from Denver on his personal dealings with homelessness and disrespect from others, additional insights from Ron on what we can learn from people unlike us and from those dealing with a terminal illness, and the stories of readers who have been impacted by the book's central themes, this inspirational reader will generate a host of new fans. Topics include:

* Faith and friendship
* Racial reconciliation
* Community outreach
* Compassion
* Healing


  1. Hi beautiful friend,

    I read "Same kind of different as me". I'm actually looking at it right now across from me on my bookshelf. My closes girlfriend sent this to me the end of 2006 when I relocated to Florida. I was in a bit of a discouraged mode and I have to say I LOVED THAT BOOK! I may have to read it again.

    I recommend it. I did not know they wrote another one so I will have to get this one!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Sounds like a great one!