Day 342/365 SP With A Book Report

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And God which knoweth the hearts,
bare them witness, giving them the Holy
Ghost, even as he did unto us...and put no
difference between us and them, purifying
their hearts by faith...Acts 15:8-9

I lost the Hot on my previous entry on the Book Report theme so this is another effort.

The name of the book I am showing is "Same Kind of Different As Me" It is a New York Times Bestseller and an amazing True story...By Ron Hall & Denver Moore With Lynn Vincent ...In the back of the book is a list of people who have read the story and one of them is Mrs. Barbara Bush. Here are her words:

"Denver Moore and Ron Hall's story is one that moved me to tears. The friendship that forms between these two men
at a time when both were in need is an inspiration to all of us to be more compassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book."
I am not sure why I decided to do this SP outside in the cold today but maybe it was appropriate since this book is a true story about a homeless man, Denver Moore a modern-day slave...It is also about an International Art Dealer, Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah that bound their lives together in a most remarkable story that I have ever read.. Ron and his wife also worked in a Soup kitchen shelter to feed the homeless in Texas and this is where they met Denver..Deborah had a dream about Denver before she met him that he would become an important man in their life and he would make big changes in his life.

The book will make you laugh and it will move you to tears. I got this book from my niece, Christy, at Christmas time and I could not put it down once I started reading it..,The story is narrated by both Denver Moore and Ron Hall in their own words.

I think what I found most inspiring about the book is how the homeless man's life turned around full circle. He changed from a drifter to a man with a vision.

It spoke also of life beyond death when Ron's wife Deborah who had cancer, on her death bed visually saw and spoke with Jesus and saw angels.

In the Self Portraits photo essay.

27 responses

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Looks like a rather cold book....Nice SP today. dp

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    I am going to have to get this book, Andrea. It souds like one I would find very interesting....and I only read non-fiction. You look beautiful a breath of fresh air!!! I am so proud to have you as a dear internet friend.


    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Sounds like a book worth reading! Great entry

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Most excellent job, Andrea!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    That does sound like a good book....and this is an excellant sp!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    It sounds like a great book Andrea!! Full of inspiration! Excellent SP and theme entry!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful SP!!

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    cool shot!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    I'll have to put this book on my reading list, it sounds like it well worth it to read it! Great SP of you sitting out in the snow reading a book! Your nose is very red!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Thank you everyone...The truth of the matter, Ann is...I was freezing outside ...The wind chill felt a lot colder than 20 degrees and this was my last Self portrait that I chose to post out of my experiments..By this time I felt like a block of ice:)

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (12 Jan 2010):

    It does look cold, Andrea. I couldn't help but notice that you lost your "hot" designation for your other Book Report. That happened to me once. It shows you that the software JPG is using has more variables than one might think. A relative value scale is used. That's why it takes so many votes in the "Great Outdoors" and "Nostalgia" themes and few votes for the "Prank" theme and others. If your shot drops back, relatively speaking, you can lose the designation.

    I enjoyed your report very much. I am currently reading three books, all of them by Anthony Beevor, who is the best author I have ever read on the subject of World War II. Two of the books, "The Battle of Berlin" and "Stalingrad" describe events in the dead of winter, and I imagine the weather was not much different than what you experience in Wisconsin.

    For the history buffs, 65 years ago this month, the Russians sent 4 million men pouring over the Vistula River. "On to Berlin." What awful times.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (12 Jan 2010):

    Your books sound very interesting that you are reading Richard and maybe you could incorporate them into a book report for JPG...Three books at one time sound like quite a feat...My husband requests audio tapes from the library which go a little faster than reading and I enjoy listening to them also.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Sounds like a "must read". Too bad you have to sit in the snow as it must be cold, but at least the sun was out.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Wow, Andrea, what a sacrifice for your SP's! I would have lasted only 5 minutes outside, if that! Your book does sound very interesting....and your SP is so well-done.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Your narrative certainly will move folks to find and read that sounds amazing! What a great shot for your SP! And yes, it does look really cold!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Cool find! Well done.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    A wonderfully inspiring book and SP today Andrea!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Great SP Andrea.... the book sounds wonderful... love your review :)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    I just sign on jpg and as if I read a book. I got more information and I enjoy it very much, by just signing here. Beautiful photos included. Great theme entry, Andrea... and you looks fabulous! I love what you did with your hair.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    As I am an avid reader you can be sure I will be reading this soon, thanks Andrea and lovely SP..

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful description of the book! I love true stories!! Fantastic SP and entry!

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    I've been disconnected from JPG for quite a while. T'was great to be greeted by such a beautiful SP with great colors and composition!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 Jan 2010):

    Thank you Donald Brainard for spotlighting my image, and to everyone for your comments.

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (21 Jan 2010):


  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Now I have to read that book. Wonderful book report and SP, Andrea.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    Sounds interesting! I've put a hold on this at my local library!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Love this shot

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