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 & Lynn Vincent...
Overview Recounts how one co-author suffered through plantation-style slavery until the 1960s and homelessness before the wife of the other co-author, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened.
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
An incredible story of transformation -- only God could have put it all together.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 20, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849900417 ISBN13 9780849900419 UPC 023755026484
Availability 0 units.
More About Ron Hall, Denver Moore & Lynn Vincent
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."
Reviews - What do customers think about Same Kind Of Different As Me?
Same Kind of Different As Me Mar 20, 2007
Absolutely one of the best books I have ever read. Wow! What a true story of how love can change the world. Simply Awesome!
Touching Story That Can Change Lives Mar 19, 2007
I really feel that every human being in America should read this book and see how God is working even when we can't see it. God had a plan for Denver, which could not be seen by world. This story truly touches your heart and changes your way of looking at the world. I bought two copies and I have to buy another because I can't wait to share this story with my family and friends. Both my mother and I agree, this is the best book we've read in years!!!! God Bless you all, and continue to share this blessing with others.
A book you can't put down Mar 18, 2007
I am a librarian at a small public library. One of our regular patrons thought this book would make a good addition to our book club section and asked if I would read it. I am so glad that I did. At first I didn't realize it was a true story, but once I did, I was amazed and very touched by the amount of faith Ron, Denver, and all their friends had during Deborah's illness and subsequent death. I think all of us should read a book like this to get us back on track with what is really important in life- faith in God! I plan to buy several copies of this book to add to our collection and I hope many others who read this book will enjoy it like I did.
same kind of different as me Mar 11, 2007
one of the best books ever everyone should read it
Same Kind of Different as Me Mar 10, 2007
Absolutley awesome and inspiring. Worth every moment reading this book. This true story is a testiment to what a diverse and amazing God we serve. God can take any circumstance and mold it into something useful and beautiful even death.