Denver was essentially a modern-slave, living in Louisiana, picking cotton for “the Man” and owning virtually nothing himself. The story he tells is incredible. Ron became a multi-millionaire as an art dealer. (Bonus: Denver's way of talking is preserved in the book.)
Through Debbie’s work at a mission, Ron and Denver met. In fact, Debbie had seen Denver in a vision prior to their actually meeting him for the first time.
Points of interest for me:
- Denver’s background story—a segment of life I didn’t know still existed
- Debbie’s forgiveness of Ron when he had an affair and her (successful) determination to make their marriage work—I blogged about that elsewhere
- Supernatural visions and knowledge—including Debbie’s vision of Denver before they meet him, Denver’s messages from the Lord during the time of Debbie’s illness
Spoiler Warning: If you're planning to read the book, you may not want to read this next part.
Some of the last third of the book or so lagged a bit for me. It details the cancer and eventual death of Debbie Hall. This part seemed a bit drawn out to me, but not enough for me not to recommend you reading it.
First line: “Until Miss Debbie, I’d never spoke to no white woman before.”
Last line: “So in a way, we is all homeless—just workin our way toward home.”
Rating: 3 ½ stars (out of 5)