Great Summer Reading Giveaway #2 (Ends 6/24)

Thanks so much to all of you who joined us and participated in the giveaway for Daddy Dates. If you didn’t win that one, please be sure to check it out at your local bookstore. It’s worth the investment.

Now on to our next giveaway. Our second title also comes by way of Thomas Nelson Publishers, who supplied the book for us. In March of 2008, Ron Hall and Denver Moore took the publishing world by storm when their book Same Kind of Different As Me hit the market. I read that book in about two sittings and was inspired and transfixed and enlightened and shamed all at the same time as I read the story of how Ron and Debra Hall answered God’s call to minister to the homeless and along the way met a very special friend named Denver Moore. Denver had been raised on a plantation in Louisiana, but through a series of events ended up living on the streets in Dallas. The stories he shared in Same Kind of Different As Me give insight into how he became homeless and what his life was like on the streets. He also shares, along with Ron Hall, the story of how he was saved from that life and given a second chance. God’s grace was made manifest in a lady named Debra Hall who decided to stop turning a blind eye to the poor and reach out to them instead. Debra’s life was cut short by cancer, but her husband Ron continues her ministry to those she loved so much.

What Difference Do It Make?: Stories of Hope and Healing is the follow-up to that remarkable story. It continues the story of Ron and Denver’s friendship, and it also tells the stories of so many others who were inspired by the first book to reach out in ministry to others. Because of Debra’s legacy of obedience, many other people around the world have become involved in helping the homeless and downtrodden. This book tells their tales.

Thomas Nelson has given us a copy of this book to give away to you. You have several ways to enter.

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me the book you are most looking forward to reading this summer. (1 entry)
2. Subscribe to The Hill Hangout through Google Friend Connect (on the right-hand column of this page.) Leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve done it. (1 entry)
3. Follow @TheHillHangout on Twitter. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve done it.(1 entry)
4. Share this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, or your own blog. You can use the share button at the bottom of each post or write your own, however it MUST include the permalink of the giveaway. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve done it. (Limit of two extra entries).
5. Comment on any other post on and leave a comment on the giveaway post telling which post youโ€™ve commented on. You must leave a comment on both the older post AND the giveaway post for this entry to be included. (Limit of three additional entries.)
6. Like our facebook page. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve done it. (1 entry)

There’s no doubt you will love What Difference Do It Make? Now let the commenting commence!!

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  1. Katherine A says

    This sounds like a really great book. Am I eligible in the UK? I am trying to read a rather large book called DMZ this Summer. I have read the prologue, but am looking forward to getting into it a bit more.

    • thehillhangout says

      Hi, Katherine. Thanks for entering. I’ll have to check on how much shipping would be. If you can send me an address to ashley(at)thehillhangout(dot)com, I will check postage rates to UK and let you know.

  2. Katherine A says

    I subscribed via GFC

  3. Katherine A says

    Following @thehillhangout on Twitter. @mumoffunkids

  4. Katherine A says

    I shared the link on facebook too

  5. Katherine A says

    I liked you on facebook

  6. Katherine A says

    I commented on the Easy Breadsticks post.

  7. Lottie Nunnelly says

    I have wanted to read this book for a while. I remember reading the first one as we left our oldest son in Colorado for graduate school. When I got to the point where Ron’s wife was dying of cancer, I was blubbering on the plane. Mark, my husband, made me put the book away. I pulled it back out once we got in the air, and finished without crying. She showed me “how it can be done.” Not that I’m about to find out, but just in case, you know…I also have a lot of time next week to read (will be pulling a 4 1/2 hour shift at the front desk), so winning this book would be GREAT! And I STILL love to read BOOKS. There is something about turning a page that still thrills me…

    • Lottie Nunnelly says

      And I just signed up for GFC. It wasn’t easy for this computer-illiterate middle-aged woman, but it’s DONE! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thehillhangout says

      I’m with you, Lottie! I’m still a page-turner myself. I personally think you could have shown Debra a thing or two about handling this cancer thing with grace. Glad to hear you’re not planning on going anywhere soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Loved the first book – actually a recommendation from Lottie!!!! I have a book called “Words” that is next on my fiction reading list. I hope to get to it over the Fourth holidays.

  9. I also going with GFC. ๐Ÿ™‚

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