What Difference Do It Make? is the sequel to the authors’ bestseller, Same Kind of Different As Me, the true story of an unlikely and life-changing friendship between a wealthy art dealer (Ron Hall) and an illiterate homeless man (Denver Moore). But you don’t have to have read the first book to be touched by this one — I hadn’t, when I first received this sequel as a Thomas Nelson book review blogger.
The book’s voice alternates from chapter to chapter between the first-person memories and musings of Ron Hall to those of his coauthor Denver Moore. (The third co-author, Lynn Vincent, is not one of the actors in the book.) Excerpts (plainly set apart from the rest of the text) from the first book are included, to help the reader track the story. Also included are stories of readers — people from all over the country whose lives changed through the first book in myriad ways, from a family who decided to adopt from Ethiopia, to children inspired to raise money for the homeless, and more. Mr. Hall and Mr. Moore are both gut-wrenchingly honest in the book. The book is touching and challenging, and I highly recommend it.
(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, in exchange for reviewing it. I am not required to post a positive review, just provide my own opinion. For more on this book review blogger program, see http://www.booksneeze.com.)