Item description for Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall, Denver Moore & Dan Butler...
Overview 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, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.
Publishers Description "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 forthe Academy Award-nominated"The Pursuit of Happyness" Denver Moore and Ron Hall's story is one thatmoved me to tears. The friendship that formsbetween these two men at a time when both were ingreat need is an inspiration to all of us to be morecompassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book --Mrs. Barbara Bush
Community Description Same Kind of Different As Me
A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
By Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Binding: Audio CD
An incredible story of transformation -- only God could have put it all together.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849963958 ISBN13 9780849963957
Availability 0 units.
More About Ron Hall, Denver Moore & Dan Butler
Nicholas Tomalin was literary editor for the "New Stateman" and a featured columnist for the "Daily Express," the "Sunday Times," and the "Evening Standard" of London. He was nominated Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the war in Vietnam.
Ron Hall is a leading British journalist. He was cofounder of the "Sunday Times"' (London) "Insight," where he was editor from 1964 - 66, and he became joint managing editor of the "Sunday Times" in 1969.
Jonathan Raban is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the editor of "The Oxford Book of the Sea," and author of ten critically acclaimed books, including "Passage to Juneau," He is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Heinemann Award for Literature, and received the "New York Times" Editors' Choice for Book of the Year for "Old Glory" and "Bad Land," He has been called (by "The Guardian") "the finest writer afloat since Conrad."
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Same Kind of Different As Me Mar 10, 2008
This book was recommended by a friend. I loved it and couldn't put it down. I live in Dallas Tx so for the setting to be close to here also made a difference to me. It is an easy read but one you don't want to put down until you are finished. How proud Miss Debbie would be of Denver today!
The most moving book I've read in a long time! Mar 5, 2008
I cannot remember the last time I read a book as moving as this. The book shows the material disparity between the haves and the have nots while emphazising the fact that spiritual richness knows no ecomnomic boundaries. It also helped to dispell some of the ridiculously biased attitudes and prejudices I had concerning the homeless. This is a fabulous story of God's love, grace, and redemptive power to change the heart of all people regardless of race, social class, gender, or culture. I have been truly blessed by reading Ron and Denver's story.
Pretty shallow, but it may have its place Feb 24, 2008
I read this book because it was chosen as the ONE CITY/ONE BOOK choice for my city. Literature, it is not. Thoughtful? No way! This book reminds me of when I was a teenager lying on the couch fantasizing about climbing Mount Everest as I read the National Geographic with my feet propped up. I expect its readers will fantasize about developing a meaningful cross-cultural relationship and go on to something else in a few weeks. Ron Hall is a very rich art dealer whose wife Debbie befriended an illiterate street man and more or less involved Ron before dying of cancer. Apparently Ron wrote the story while dealing with his grief, added Denver's words (partly in dialect) using a tape recorder or something, got a third person to fix it up somewhat, and published it as a vanity publication. How, why, or on what terms Thomas Nelson later picked it up is not clear. I personally was uninspired by the way it glossed over all the hard and meaningful social questions and by the apparent ego-trip for Ron. I also found it poorly written and really fuzzy when it came to details about things like whether Denver ever learned to read and what can be done about today's deprived children. On the other hand, I did eventually climb mountains in Nepal. Maybe this book can plant the first seeds of some worthwhile questions for young people who would not have otherwise thought outside of their bubble.
A must read! Feb 20, 2008
This is a must read and I am not one who is prone to sit down and read a book very often. I couldn't put it down once I started and came away with a refreshed outlook on life. My focus and purpose in life have been challenged to new depths.
Same Kind of Different as Me is an absolutely wonderful book Feb 16, 2008
I have just finished reading "Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, and it is, literally, one of the finest books that I've read in several years. I generally read a lot of fiction, but this book is so much more compelling and inspiring than any work of fiction in a long time. It almost drove me to tears. My mother gave this book to me for Christmas (2007) recently, and said that she had been very moved by it. And, believe me, I can see why! This story of two men, one white art dealer, and another, a home-less black man from the Louisaina slavery plantations, who are brought together through an inner-city shelter for the homeless in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Hall's wife, Debbie, also played a huge part in bringing the two men together because of her faith and diligence in improving conditions for the homeless. The two men's trials and experiences together shed new light on the different sides of life that the other had not known before. Especially Mr. Hall, who experiences signs from God that he had never taken very seriuosly before. It is a truly moving, touching and awe-inspiring book that everyone needs to read.