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- Print Length: 245 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (November 30, 2005)
- Publication Date: November 30, 2005
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001EHEBW6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,105 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Kindle Edition
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I like that this book challenges those of us who consider ourselves Christian - that we usually aren't as real as we say and certainly rarely have actions that are as revolutionary as Jesus paved the way for.
Both authors are honest in their struggles with themselves, their histories, weaknesses and the strength found in their purpose together.
I most admire that they consider making a difference in one life, and the difference one life can make, important.
Having been raised in Fort Wotth, as a young girl, I can remember going to the Union Gospel Mission to help with services for the homeless. They had to attend a service in order to enjoy a free meal. I remember it as being one of the dirtiest, stinkiest and scariest places I had ever seen.
This book takes place at that very mission. It is the true, but almost unbelievable story of three very different people whose lives come together in a way that can only be explained as "God ordained". The things that happen in the lives of these three people are so amazing that you will not be able to put the book down. I have a new love and appreciation for the Union Gospel Mission. It has now become a beautiful place to me...an annointed place where needy people can find food, shelter, love and then come face to face with Jesus.
You will be challenged to look at life differently. I will never be the same since reading this book. I have a new empathy for the underpriveleged in this country. I have a new desire to spend time with the Lord.
This is a book that needs to be read by the masses. I began praying immediately that someone who had the means would make a movie of this story. I have since talked with Ron Hall and it seems that a movie may be in the future.
Denver Moore, the homeless man in the book may be used by God as one of His most faithful messengers of the truth for our time.
Grab a cup of coffee, find a comfortable chair and begin reading. You will be there all night or until you finish it. Grab a box of kleenex, too. You will need it!
You will then want to buy it for everyone you know for Christmas!
Get ready to be changed!!!!
Same Kind of Different as Me, a book that is factual but could just as easily be fiction, tells the unlikely story of the unlikeliest of friends--Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Told in two voices, the book alternates between telling the story from the perspective of Ron and Denver.
Ron Hall is a wealthy international art dealer who travels the world buying and selling rare and expensive works of art. He has grown rich but has also grown selfish and has grown away from his family. When Ron Hall reluctantly volunteers at a homeless shelter (at the insistence of his wife) he soon comes into contact with Denver, a man his wife is convinced is going to change the city. Denver grew up as a sharecropper in Louisiana, living a life that seemed little different from the life of his ancestors one hundreds years before. He eventually walked away from the cotton fields and found that, while life on the streets of Fort Worth was difficult, it was easier than being a sharecropper. It was here, in a homeless shelter, that the two men met, one serving food and the other being a reluctant recipient of this charity.
Chef Jim and Deborah chatted easily while I mentally balanced the ledger between pleasing my wife and contracting a terminal disease.Read more ›
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This book touched my heart and soul. So inspirational and moving.Published 11 hours ago by Linda J Strelow
I loved this book! Straight to the point about a lot of issues. I will definitely be buying more copies to share.Published 15 hours ago by Connie J Banks
I do NOT hate this book....I have not read it. My complaint is with the Kindle description which seems to include coding which makes it irritating to read (see excerpt): "... Read morePublished 1 day ago by JnyB
Hooked from the first sentence. Really had little understanding of the direction the book was going in. Had no idea what life was like in the Deep South in the 20th century. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
I would give it 2.5 to 3 stars. I read the story on the kindle so had never seen the inside of the book cover or the back of the book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by C. Mcconnell
This book started out great but then I stopped reading. It turned into a testament how to be a good Christian, I felt like I was being preached too, and then I just questioned the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by J4
Loved the familiar people and places in this beautiful story. God is good and guiding us on our path in life. Help us to follow Him.Published 3 days ago by D in April Sound
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