I just finished reading two wonderful books that I would highly recommend to everyone. The first one is Same Kind of Different as Me written by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent. It is a true-life tale of two men and a remarkable woman, it's also a story about true life -- gritty, down to earth, often wrenching, ultimately hopeful, always surprising.
Denver Moore is a man who grew up in slavery, a man who never attended one day of school, and who saw surviving on the streets as a step up in life.
Ron Hall is an international art dealer who is at home in Hollywood haciendas, Soho galleries, and European castles. He never thought the next chapter of his life would be written in an inner-city homeless shelter.
Debbie Hall was a gutsy woman of deep conviction who with her compassion and persistence brought the men together and with her vision transformed an inner city and eventually brought hope to thousands.
The next book I read was The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom with Elizabeth & John Sherrill. What a great read. Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance and a most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Corrie was the only survivor of her family to tell the story of how Corrie and her family were able to save so many of God's chosen people.
I found both of these books to be very inspirational and uplifting and I certainly recommend them to anyone who loves the Lord and loves to read.