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Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me

Posted Jul 30 2010 10:12pm

I believe with everything in me that I have been put on this earth to profoundly change it.  That may sound like an audacious statement, but I believe that with every ounce of my being.

My one desire above all else, is to leave this world a better place than I found it by changing and impacting the lives of each and every person that I meet.

Since starting my blog…

it is a flame that has been stoked into a raging fire.  It   consumes me to such an extent that this fire now burns into every project I take on, every conversation that I hold, and every person that I reach out to.

I had no idea when I received my third book to review, that this book would only work to flame that fire even more.

It is often said that one person can change the world.  That seems like such an impossible feat, and yet, true stories such as this one continue to surface to remind us of the validity of that statement.  You and I can truly change the world one person at a time.

This true story is told by two authors who share how one woman impacted and changed their lives forever.  In doing so, she also changed a community.  Today, this story is changing the lives of people around the world.

Denver Moore, was a modern-day black slave who moved to Texas to get away from his life and became one of the many homeless people there.   He aptly reminds his readers that,

You never know whose eyes God is watchin’ you through.

And the truth of the matter is, we don’t.  But as this story so beautifully illustrates, it is those eyes that are watching us that provide us with an incredible opportunity to reach out and touch someone in such a way as to transform not just their day-to-day lives as human beings, but their world perspective, as well as, enabling us to give them the  tools to also leave their world a better place than they found it.

One of my favorite aspects of the telling of this story is that the chapters alternate back and forth between the two authors as they share their perspective and their worldview of the story of how God incredibly and divinely intertwined their lives in a way they would have never believed possible.  God’s tool was a woman named Debbie who became burdened to find a way to make the lives of the homeless more positive, joyful and fulfilling.

This book in a nutshell is about how one person can truly make a difference.

One word of caution, however.  If you have no desire to be changed or to be moved to be the instrument God uses to bring about change, then you may not want to read this book.  If you do, I guarantee you will be profoundly impacted and motivated to step out of the ‘me’ box and move over to the ‘them’ box.

This book will forever change how you see the homeless, the elite rich, and the incredible ability of unconditional love and it’s transformational and changing power – not only to those who receive the unconditional love, but perhaps even more so, to those who give it.

This book is definitely a 5 out of 5!

Determined to continue forward,

"Author's Signature"

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