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Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by [Hall, Ron, Moore, Denver]
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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


 

About the Author

Ron Hall is an international art dealer whose long list of regular clients includes many celebrity personalities. An MBA graduate of Texas Christian University, he divides his time between Dallas, New York, and his Brazos River ranch near Fort Worth.

Denver Moore served as a volunteer at the Fort Worth Union Gospel Mission until his death in March 2012.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1041 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0849900417
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 9 2008)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Canada Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FZXJGA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,890 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Usually, I can get a sense of a book's target audience by reading the endorsements. The first pages of this book include recommendations by Barbara Bush, a member of a popular contemporary Christian band, and the director of The Pursuit of Happyness. Given those three sources, you can probably guess how the book is going to progress.

Narrated by two distinct voices, this book tells the incredible true story of how a modern-day slave and an international art dealer come to meet and come to turn each other's lives upside down.

The reader cannot complain of cliche's - aside from those of writing style - because this is a true story. It is a moving account that probes issues of poverty, death, and spirituality. I really enjoyed how the book was put together. Starting with two divergent stories, the editor eventually brings them together, and shifts to presenting two different perspectives on the same series of events. The reader is presented with both the internal thoughts of each author and the external observations made about him by the author.

It is at times painful, and difficult to read, but it is at the same time, both redemptive and hopeful. Read the book. And if you make it through, you will understand who the real author of the story is.

(this book was provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson Publishers)
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This page turner is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Ron and Denver. Ron is a (very) wealthy Texas art dealer. Denver is a former modern day slave/homeless man. Their friendship forms the foundation of the story but it's much more than just "rich guy changes the life of a homeless guy". It's honest and raw. There is tragedy and misunderstandings. There is an authenticity to their story about race and faith, death and love, community and social justice.

One of my issues with most books marketed as "Christian" is that they tend to deal with perfect people. They are written by perfect people and the biggest problems they have are how to deal with mean people. But with Denver and Ron, they are honest about even their own failings and prejudices. They don't seem interested in coming off as having it all together.

But what I most appreciated about the book is that it didn't stop there. They challenged me about my own prejudices, my own thoughts, my own pursuit of community, friendship and even social justice.

Is it really helping when you show up to dish up a Christmas meal once a year? Or are we willing to have friendship? They mentioned one idea: What if every community of believers/church would embrace one homeless person - for life?
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This is an excellent book, which tells the true stories of a homeless man and a wealthy business man, and how their lives become intertwined. It is interesting how the book is written with each man telling his own individual story in alternating chapters. At the urging of his wife, Ron Hall becomes involved in volunteering with the Union Gospel Mission, which leads to his growing friendship with the homeless Denver Moore. The story describes how each of the men's lives are changed and how they are inspired by Deborah, Ron's wife.
It was thought-provoking and insightful, dispelling pre-conceived assumptions of the homeless, stirring up compassion for them, and reminding us that they each have a story.
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This page turner is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Ron and Denver. Ron is a (very) wealthy Texas art dealer. Denver is a former modern day slave/homeless man. It's a real life story. Not a happy nice-nice Christian story that we usually get. It's reality.

One of my issues with most books marketed as 'Christian' is that they tend to deal with perfect people. They are real people with real feelings, real issues, real prejudices, and real challenges.

The book challenges you with your own feelings and prejudices as well. A really good book should always push you to better yourself. Always. And this one does that.
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Denver Moore and Ron Hall tell the story of an amazing friendship. Denver - a 20th century sharecropper who set out into the world, only to find himself homeless and friendless. Ron - an affluent and successful art dealer, living in a world of power and pride. That is, until Ron's feisty wife, Deborah, feels called by God to serve at a local mission. Ron dutifully joins her, bringing his wealth of prejudices with him. Even though we might want to look down on Ron, it's to our own shame - if we're being honest, most of us carry these same prejudices. In their weekly visits to the mission, they meet Denver - large, sullen, and violent. But Deborah's generous heart reaches through the socio-economic gap to meet Denver with a faith-inspired love. The journey of Denver, Ron, and Deborah will have you turning pages, laughing, crying, and rethinking the way we view the homeless. It speaks deeply to one of my favourite themes: the power of being loved.

I love the way this book is written, with Ron and Denver writing alternating chapters. Each tells their side of the story in their own distinctive voice, and the effect is powerful. The final pages of the book include a reader's guide, a follow up with the authors, and a few family photos.

Denver and Ron came from vastly opposing backgrounds, but through their struggles, faith, and commitment, they find their common humanity in their uncommon friendship.

I highly recommend this deeply moving story. May it inspire each of us to reach across the gap and love someone who is the same kind of different as us.
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