May 16, 2010

A Little Gem

A good book is hard to find and I don't know about you, but if it doesn't grab me on the first sentence, my desire to finish is seriously threatened. That, however, was not the case with Same Kind of Different as Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. This true story of two polar opposite men forging an unlikely but precious friendship was so touching I didn't want it to end. Not only was it a fast read, but nearly impossible to put down, especially toward the end. I giggled my socks off at certain points and cried uncontrollably in others. Not far into the book it became apparent I had to watch when and where I read it, since my emotions would whisk me off to who knows where every single time. I quickly learned it was best read alone and in private. When I finally finished reading this little gem I handed it off to Jimmy and said, "That's the best book I've ever read. Enjoy!" He smiled, not so surprised after seeing me, the book and a box of Kleenex having become a tidy trio.

Same Kind of Different as Me has all the fine qualities I love in a book. It is touched a spot in me few books ever reach and gave me food for thought sure to bring about change for the good. One of the greatest truths I gleaned is how much God loves every person, no matter how poor or underprivileged, and perhaps uses these unsuspecting individuals to do His most grand work.

If you are looking for a good read consider this humble book. Just be sure you purchase a box of tissues too. You'll need it.

1 comment:

Cheryl Barker said...

Nancy, I loved, loved, loved this book, too. Not only was it an amazing story, but the writing was amazing, too. I second your recommendation! :)