I loved the first book in the "series" "Same Kind of Different as Me". Therefore, I thought "What Difference Do it Make" would be just as good. It's not that it wasn't good, it's just that it didn't add much to the original book.
This book was a contnuation of the book "Same Kind of Difference as Me" and I found it to be quite interesting. It not only told more about the life of the authors it also had several short stories from other readers telling how the book helped to make a difference in their lives. I don't think anyone can read "What Difference Do It Make" witout feeling blessed for doing so.
Honesty is always the best policy so I will be honest: I had a very difficult time reading this book! This book is the sequel to the book Same Difference as Me, by the same authors; a book I have never even seen. Although there are catch ups, I still felt a little lost when they talked about something that had been made clear in the first book. I did/do like the book but it is just a little bit slower than I am used to.I am at a point in my spiritual life where I am only on the shore. Sometimes when I read a book meant to inspire, it makes me want to step back unto the shore because the writers are so gun ho that I feel inadequate! I didnt feel that with this book. It is inspiring. I found myself smiling many times without realizing it at first. I would recommend this to those that are in need of a little lift up, needing some motivation. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
What Difference Do It Make? Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn VincentI read this book having only ever seen the first one Same Different As Me, on the shelf. I came to it with no preconceived notions, or point of reference to any part of it. That being said, nor was I disappointed in what I encountered during the reading.Its more than a feel good book, or a look at us book What Difference invites us to take a look at our relationship, personally and corporately to the worlds lot around us. I was particularly taken with Rons challenge to Communities of Faith. To intentionally invest in the life of a homeless person for 30 days and together find ways to bring sustainable change into that individuals life.In a relationship that began because of the volunteer work that Deborah Hall was doing, Ron and Dever entered into a friendship most unlikely. I was, as I read about Deborah and the impact her life has made, reminded of Abigail in the Old Testament. It was through her actions that an entire army changed its plans. Although Deborahs Army was very different, the need to turn it around is very real.Denvers distinction between blessings that being giving something that acknowledges the individual as a real human with real needs, and helping getting into the pit and staying long enough to find a way out, struck a real chord with me. Living in a city with many homeless folks, it is too easy to get cynical and just walk on by. To be Jesus to a world that desperately needs hima good reminder and challenge.