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.
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.
If you loved the first book, you will love this one. It makes you look at doing God's work differently. We all need to carry Deborah's message about the homeless to our levels of our being. Reach out more than handout and don't turn your back.