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Same Kind of Different as Me (Reprint) (Paperback) by Ron Hall

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A modern-day slave and an international art dealer are bound together by a dying woman's faith. Will Ron, the art dealer, be able to embrace Denver, who's been homeless for almost 20 years? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphant story.

Book Synopsis

Read the critically acclaimed #1 New York Times best-seller with more than one million copies in print. Same Kind of Different as Me was a major motion picture by Paramount in fall 2017.

Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped the "Man" - in the 1960's - by hopping a train. Non-trusting, uneducated, and violent, he spent another 18 years on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Meet Ron Hall, a self-made millionaire in the world of high priced art deals -- concerned with fast cars, beautiful women, and fancy clothes.

And the woman who changed their lives -- Miss Debbie: "The skinniest, nosiest, pushiest, woman I ever met, black or white." She helped the homeless and gave of herself to all of "God's People," and had a way of knowing how to listen and helping others talk and be found - until cancer strikes.

Same Kind of Different as Me is a tale told in two unique voices - Ron Hall & Denver Moore - weaving two completely different life experiences into one common journey where both men learn "whether we is rich or poor or something in between this earth ain't no final restin' place. So in a way, we is all homeless-just workin' our way toward home.

The story takes a devastating twist when Deborah discovers she has cancer. Will Deborah live or die? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Will Ron embrace his dying wife's vision to rescue Denver? Or will Denver be the one rescuing Ron? There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story that readers will never forget.

Continue this story of friendship in What Difference Do It Make?: Stories of Hope and Healing, available now. Same Kind of Different as Me also is available in Spanish.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.49 Inches (W) x .67 Inches (D)
Weight: .53 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 245
Genre: Social Science, Religion + Beliefs, Art, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Family + Relationships, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Spirituality
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Format: Paperback
Author: Ron Hall
Language: English
Street Date: March 11, 2008
TCIN: 11336498
UPC: 9780849919107
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2771
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.25 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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5 out of 5 stars
Minnesota Reader - 14 years ago
Ron Hall and Denver Moore (with Lynn Vincent) have beautifully written their deeply touching, compelling story. These two men from opposite ends of society are drawn together by the faith and love of Rons wife, Deborah. They become dear, lifelong friends who ultimately change the lives of many. In alternating chapters, each man describes his own background and later, their shared experiences from his own point of view. Ron Hall, who has an MBA, was a wealthy, international art dealerrich in worldly goods but poor in spirit. Denver Moore, who grew up picking cotton in slavery-like conditionslater upgrades to life on the streets of Fort Worth, TX. Deborah Halls deep desire was to live her Christian faith and to love others unconditionally. Therefore, she volunteered at a Fort Worth homeless shelter, insisting that Ron accompany her and befriend a reluctant Denver. As their friendship evolves, they teach each other about faith and love. Deborahs compassion and profound love for the Lord changes all their lives forever. This is an incredibly inspirational story overflowing with lifes lessons and words of wisdom that captured my heart with the very first words. It demonstrates how helping others really does make a difference. I absolutely love this book. It makes me want to be a better person and inspires me to make the world a better place. Also, its important to see people as God sees them and not as they might appear to me. This unforgetable story will live in my heart forever.
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