Same Kind of Different As Me is the story of the miracle that God performs in the hearts of men to make unlikely friendships a reality. This book has been on my TBR pile for about a year – since my college roomie wrote about it on her blog here in a post called “Two Books that Can Change You.”
The second thing that really impacted me – motivated, inspired, pick the word – was Denver’s commitment to prayer, particularly when Debbie was diagnosed with cancer. He talks about praying with such earnest desperation. He gathers the other people from the mission to pray likewise. Paraphrasing this section, he says that while Ron had the means to do whatever he could to make Debbie well, Denver prayed as hard as he could because that was all he had to give.
What a reminder that self-sufficiency has become an enemy of the faith. We live in a culture that is so capable, so wealthy and so independent that we forget that what Christ wants is for us to fully depend on Him. So often it takes times of crisis to remember this.
After reading this book, you won’t ever think of the homeless, missions or friendships the same. Currently, Ron and Denver travel and speak together, reaching out and ministering to homeless missions across the country.
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