Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent is a continuation of Hall's and Moore's story that began in Same Kind of Different As Me. Ron Hall, an art dealer, and Denver Moore, a homeless man, are friends and write the book together. The chapters alternate between Hall's story, which is focused now on the relationship he has with an aging father, and Moore's story, which is more of a teaching format. Interspersed in their stories and snippets of how their first book affected different individuals after they read that book.
The content was good. Hall struggling with how to deal with an aging father that disappointed him in many ways was portrayed realistically. Moore encourages people to not judge those that are homeless. Individuals that decided after reading the book that God was calling them to do something different or take a chance was inspiring. I was not impressed with the organization of the book...there are too many parts to it, Hall's story, Moore's story, parts of their first book, and the stories from people that they have heard from. If you haven't read the first book by Moore and Hall, you can read this alone, but you might find the first story more interesting.

1 comment:

cydney said...

Thanks to you, Clair (thank you!)...I just read this book. I think I liked the first one better, but this was good too. I liked how Ron 'dealt' with his father, but my favorite part of both books was the simple wisdom of Denver. In fact to be quite honest, Ron bugged me quite a bit while I was amazed at Denver's insights, humility and lack of pretense.