Friday, June 10, 2011
"Same Kind of Different as Me" by Denver Moore and Ron Hall is the study of two very different men, from two very different worlds who are brought together - rather begrudingly - because a woman wouldn't let either of them go. As I read this book, I realized how truly ignorant I was to American History. I am sorry to say I did not realize sharecropping was a part of our country after the Civil War ended. This book was such a stark depiction of modern day slavery. But it is also the story of love, forgiveness, grace, determination and how, if you truly believe in someone and the power of the human spirit, anything is possible. I absolutely loved this story - so much in fact that it was my top pick of the 40+ books I read in 2010.
Many thanks to the Book Sneeze team for providing me with a copy of this book. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
The Book Sneeze Team sent me a copy of The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews some time ago. Andrews is part of the Women of Faith tour and a wonderful motivational speaker. This gift book shares the tale of how the flap of a butterfly's wings can alter happenings on the other side of the world. You never know what kind of difference you can make by your actions - all of history could be changed! This is a beautifully illustrated book and would make a lovely graduation gift.
The opinions in this review are entirely my own. Other than the free copy of the book, I was not compensated in any way for my review.