Thursday, October 29, 2009

Book Review: What Difference do it Make?

Before I start my review of What Difference Do it Make? I have to ask a question.

Have you read Same Kind of Different as Me?

If the answer is no, go find a copy and read it.

It is a book that tells the true story of an art dealer, a homeless man and the amazing woman who brings them together. It tells life stories. Real people trying to figure things out. Making mistakes along the way, but ultimately making a difference in a big way. I think you will discover it is worth your time to pick it up and read.

You don't have to read Same Kind of Different as Me first, but I would. Once you have I think you will want to pick up What Difference Do it Make? In this book you will find a continuation of the story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore. You will read a story of reconciliation (between Ron and his father). You will read nuggets of wisdom from Denver and you will hear stories of how every day people are making a difference.

We all want our lives to count for something. We all want to make a difference. But sometimes we get too caught up in "our" lives. We stop looking for opportunities. Or those kind of opportunities (the "difference making ones") seem too far out of reach.

Both books offer a reminder that "normal" people can make a difference, but it takes action.

They also offer an interesting look, as well as great insight, into the plight of the homeless.

And if none of these reasons to read pique your interest, how about this, the books tell a good story (especially Same Kind of Different as Me).

If you have read Same Kind of Different as Me, I'd love to know... what did you think?


Jami said...

Maybe if I could borrow it from, oh I don't know, you??! I'd love to read it!

Genny said...

I haven't read it, but this REALLY makes me want to. I love real stories like that.

Your new profile photo is cute!

Leslie Ringger said...

i'll borrow it after jami...because if i borrow it first neither of us will finish it til sometime next, your slow sister :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Megan...:)
I wandered upon your blog tonight and had to comment. :)
I loved this book! In fact...I want to read the new one he has out....but haven't gotten my hands on it yet. Your kids are darling. You sound well! Take care!
Shelly Geyer

megs @ whadusay said...

Shelly - Thanks for the comment (I don't know if you will check back here or not), but, IT IS SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!

I would love to hear more. :) If you have some time, I'd love an update via e-mail (follow the "e-mail" me tab on the side of my blog) or are you on facebook?