Review: same kind of different as me

Title: Same Kind of Different as Me
Authors: Ron Hall, Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-8499-1910-7

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell

Same Kind of Different as Me is an inspirational, emotional and eye-opener of a read. An amazing story of a modern-day slave, an international art dealer and the women that bound them together and changed their lives.

The book is so well written I really felt I knew both men as I turned the pages. Their characters strong and moving as the tale unfolds. In several places I found myself with a lump in my throat and more than once was close to tears as events and feelings were described.

The photo’s included at the end really bring home the fact that what you’ve just read is in fact a true story and it’s message hits all the harder.

A real revelation of problems and prejudices that still exist today. It touches on prejudice, homelessness, sickness and suffering, forgiveness and faith. After reading this book you will no doubt question what you’re doing to help others and make the world a better place. You will probably also have questions related to faith and religion in general. The book includes an excellent readers guide to aid group discussions.

Although there is a strong religious presence in this book, I think that it’s other messages are just as strong and thought provoking, making it a worth while read for everyone, not just the Christian market. Same Kind of Different as Me is a truly noteworthy and significant book. I highly recommend.

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