Same Kind of Different as Me

This month we read Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

(Published June 2006, 237 pages)
Hosted by Mary Halsey
Book it Sisters’ Grade: A

Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver’s life was still hopeless—until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international arts dealer at home in a world of Armani-suited millionaires. And then they all came together.

But slavery takes many forms. Deborah discovers that she has cancer. In the face of possible death, she charges her husband to rescue Denver. Who will be saved, and who will be lost? What is the future for these unlikely three? What is God doing? 

Same Kind of Different As Me is the emotional tale of their story: a telling of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, dug out between the bondages of this earth and the free possibility of heaven. No reader or listener will ever forget it.

Here is our review:

Judy BushAThis book was a giant guilt trip. I feel so bad that I haven't done anything to help the poor and needy. I feel even worse that I look at them as alcoholics and drug addicts who don't want to improve their lives. This book reaffirms the fact that we are all children of God, and deserve to be loved. And occasionally that love can bear fruit and improve the lives of the less fortunate! I'm going to try harder!
Janet MaiselAThis true story truly made me think - about alot of things! Since our women's ministry is somewhat involved with a homeless shelter, it made me look at my motives for volunteering and to see the blight of these men in a different light.I also was shocked that sharecropping was gong on when I was a child. There was some stereo typing about Christians in there as well that made me flinch and laugh at the same time. But the spiritual journey of Deborah, Ron and Mr. Moore caused me to take a deeper look at my own. So much in this book!
Mary HalseyAThanks to my daughter Laura for suggesting this book...bringing about much needed change for me.
Tricia GadberryA+I LOVED this book! I loved everything about it - the relationships that were so complicated but caring, how deep feelings run in people, no matter their situation. I think this is one of the best books I have ever read.
Suzanne RigbyB+I enjoyed this book, and it inspired me to reach out and love and serve others with purer intent. It was moving and spiritual.
Denise LinkAThis was a moving book that made you realize you need to look for the good in all.
Cheryl ClowesAI enjoyed this book tremendously. I felt that the characters were alive and rich. Denver was truly an inspiration and chosen by God. I thought his journey was amazing and very positive. It shows us what us all can be.
Nina Yatsko
Megan LewisBI enjoyed the character development. I began the book wanting to like Ron but ended seeing Ron as a catalyst to bring help Denver become the person that could heal others.


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