I just read a great book – probably the best book I have read in a very long time called Same Kind of Different as Me. It is by Denver Moore and Ron Hill. I don’t want to say alot about it because it will spoil it for you. But please believe me when I say it is a must read. Denver Moore grew up in Louisiana as a sharecropper and ended up in Fort Worth, Texas where he met Ron Hill at the Union Gospel Mission. Their story is incredible. It was crazy that most of the places in the book, I’ve been to. I have been to the Union Gospel Mission – I’ve known people from there. And I wonder if I ever saw or was introduced to Mr. Moore and I just don’t remember because I was in too much of a hurry to really pay attention to who I was talking to. This book made me self examine a lot. I was blown away by the wisdom, character, strength, and humility of Mr. Moore. So thank you to Ross Sawyers and Vince and Sharon Rice for introducing us to Mr. Moore and this book. And please go read it, you won’t regret it at all.
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I read the book also, but was initially concerned that for an ENGLISH major it might be a bit simple. Yeah, I was haughty and judged the book by its cover. I was wrong. It covers much of my history in North Louisiana.>I suggest those who have not read the book purchase it and read it; give it away if you like, but beware it will be one that you do not want to give away.