Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

Book - 2006
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A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking  cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.

It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana. . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . .and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster. . . a Texas ranch.
Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.
This incredible retelling now includes an interview with the authors and a reader's guide that is perfect for individual or group study.
The most inspirational and emotionally gripping story of faith, fortitude, and friendship I have ever read. A powerful example of the healing, restorative power of forgiveness and the transformational, life changing power of unconditional love. --Mark Clayman, Executive Producer for the Academy Award-nominated The Pursuit of Happyness
Denver Moore and Ron Hall's story is one that moved me to tears. The friendship that forms between these two men at a time when both were in great need is an inspiration to all of us to be more compassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book! --Mrs. Barbara Bush
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : W Pub., c2006.
ISBN: 9780849900419
Branch Call Number: 976.45315
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Moore, Denver
Vincent, Lynn


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Aug 12, 2018

This film makes you happy to be a human. Everyone looks for a reason to be, this family found theirs and the love spread because of it. Wonderful

Jan 04, 2018

The Same Kind of Different As Me has been on my "to read" list for years. I'm not sure why I never made it a priority to get to. It just kept being pushed back by other titles that seemed more exciting at the time. Boy, am I glad that I finally made it to this book! This story will take up shop in your heart, set up shelter, and campout for a long time. It's the kind of book that becomes a part of you.

The true story of Ron and Debbie Hall reaching out to a local homeless shelter hit home for me. Reaching out to the lowest of society has always been intimidating and challenging in my mind. But when they finally get plugged in and meet Denver, the whole book takes a turn for the better.

I can't believe it took me this long to get to this book. Shame on me. It should have been far sooner. 5/5 book - easily.

bookloverjane Dec 26, 2017

This true story is a very meaningful book that reflects the individual perspective of each of the authors - regarding life, interpersonal relationships, and those experiencing homelessness.

Dec 25, 2017

I saw the movie a month or two before reading the book and found that the book was able to fill in some of the gaps in the movie as well as give us a fuller picture of the life of faith Ron and Deborah lived with their friends and family. Both the book and the movie made me weep despite the fact that when I read the book I knew what was coming. Highly recommended!

CarleeMcDot Apr 15, 2017

A friend recommended this book and I am so glad they did. This is a true story written by a "modern-day slave" and an "international art dealer". The two were brought together by an amazing woman of God and their lives will never be the same. The book had a little bit of everything (from history to healing and grieving to God), but the biggest thing that I took away is that one person CAN make a difference! You can impact a life, you can impact your community and you can impact the world!

Feb 25, 2017

I am trying to check out a book club kit - not one title.

coloradobuck Feb 14, 2017

Real life story - I did not want to believe that Denver, the African American male character, had such a horrendous upbringing. It's a fascinating look at the power of caring for our fellow man and doing something instead of just talking about doing something to make a real difference to help people who need help. Had a hard time reading the end when the wife gets cancer.

dairyqueen May 06, 2016

Engaging, thought provoking story that I found hard to put down. It left me wanting to read more about the homeless mans life.

JCLLeslieN Dec 24, 2013

Wonderful non fiction book that takes you into the life of a homeless man.

Aug 30, 2013

Although the subject of the book was not what I expected, I found that it addressed an area of American history that few writers have done. The duel subjects of homelessness and the plight of sharecroppers in the south was a novel approach and undoubtely new to many readers.

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May 21, 2012

Brief Review: In alternating chapters, it talks about a black man's struggles growing up in the south and a middle-class white man living in Texas earning money as an art dealer. Then it ties in a religious, powerful woman who changes their lives.


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