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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Share Cropper and how Denver becomes Homeless

Though this pictures shows the Kindle edition of this book, I read it in paper back, thanks to one of my high school friends, Joy D who crochets beautifully and donats here on Bridge and Beyond.  I wasn't able to save the picture in the paper back version, thus you see the Kindle Edition.  Which by the way, was listed as 3.99 today (FEb 17th) when this post was written and scheduled.

Joy was good enough to send me this book with one of her thoughtful donation.  A bit embarrassed to say, I put it on my shelf and sorta forgot about it.  Found it when cleaning off my shelf a short while ago.  WOW, what a book.  I highly suggest it to you all who give of yourself to help the cause here on Bridge and Beyond.  Buy it in either paper book format or e-format for your Kindles etc.  And when you're done, pass it along to someone else.  The book is very moving and so very appropriate for all of us.

It's a true story about a man who was homeless, Denver and his friend Ron, a man who sells million dollar art.  It's both a sad and uplifting story all rolled into one.  Does it solve homelessness......NO!  But, I think you'll find it well worth the time to read it.  It's a New York Times Bestseller.

A question keeps popping into my head, as I think about this book, "Do you smile, or speak when you encounter a homeless person, or do you avert your eyes......afraid they'll ask for money?  The answer for me is yes...yes to all those answers; but this book challenges us to think differently.  I care, and so you do; thus we knit and crochet and pray and donate........

Would love to know who's familiar with or read the book and what your thoughts were.

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.I have a friend in a book club that might be interested also. They are always looking for books to inspire them. She is good at finding books, and may set her on the trail of this one and see if she can find it.My sister in law is also an obsessive reader and may be interested.. Thanks for the heads up Sandy. Will let you know it I read it.

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation, Sandy. This looks interesting and inspiring. I'm going to check it out.

    BTW---one of the things I love about my kindle is that I can prop it up and read and knit at the same time. Yay...I'm a huge geek. :)

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  3. Sandy thanks for the recommendation. I will have to go to Amazon and check this out. I also LOVE my Kindle

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  4. A friend loaned me this book when I was spending a summer with my daughter at Ronald McDonald House. Very good reading! And very heart-ponder-y, too. Not in a judgmental way, but in a way that says humans are humans, hearts are hearts, needs are needs. "Same Kind of Different as Me" was inspirational in how I approached teaching a crochet class at the inner city rescue mission ladies' recovery program. And all those experiences, RMH, the book, the crochet class, impacted my writing a post about homelessness: http://bit.ly/1k5zXTR

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  5. Oops! I didn't see the comments rules. Here it is the right way. :-) A friend loaned me this book when I was spending a summer with my daughter at Ronald McDonald House. Very good reading! And very heart-ponder-y, too. Not in a judgmental way, but in a way that says humans are humans, hearts are hearts, needs are needs. "Same Kind of Different as Me" was inspirational in how I approached teaching a crochet class at the inner city rescue mission ladies' recovery program. And all those experiences, RMH, the book, the crochet class, impacted my writing a post about homelessness: http://bit.ly/1k5zXTR

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  6. Sounds like a good book to get and read.

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