Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
Same Kind of Different As Me A ModernDay Slave an International Art Dealer and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Author:Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent 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 dou... more »bt, 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.
Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped the "Man" -- in the 1960's -- by hopping a train. Non-trusting, uneducated, and violent, he spent another 18 years on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Meet Ron Hall, a self-made millionaire in the world of high priced art deals -- concerned with fast cars, beautiful women, and fancy clothes.
And the woman who changed their lives -- Miss Debbie: “The skinniest, nosiest, pushiest, woman I ever met, black or white.” She helped the homeless and gave of herself to all of “God’s People,” and had a way of knowing how to listen and helping others talk and be found – until cancer strikes.
Same Kind of Different as Me is a tale told in two unique voices -- Ron Hall and Denver Moore -- weaving two completely different life experiences into one common journey where both men learn "whether we is rich or poor or something in between this earth ain’t no final restin’ place. So in a way, we is all homeless -- just workin’ our way toward home."
The story takes a devastating twist when Deborah discovers she has cancer. Will Deborah live or die? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Will Ron embrace his dying wife's vision to rescue Denver? Or will Denver be the one rescuing Ron? There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story that readers will never forget.« less
I almost don't want to give this book away. It is truly inspiring, an eye opener. I live in Dallas, TX - not far from Fort Worth. We see many of the conditions described in the book, but never close-up. This story has given me an entirely difference perspective, one I will not soon forget. Deborah Hall was a remarkable woman, truly one of a kind. You will fall in love with Ron, Denver and Deborah through this amazing story of trials, love and everlasting friendship.
Janet W. (janvw) reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This book will touch your heart. I read the book, gave it a friend, she bought 5 and gave them to her friends, I let my sister read it she bought 5 and gave them to friends. I read all the time and this is the first book I have ever had such a response to when I loaned it to anyone...
Leslie (hugbandit7) - reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but it is a great true story of how if you just reach out a little and trust that you can forge a great friendship. It also teaches you that live is a lot more than just possessions or money.
I live close to Fort Worth where this book is set and I could place the locations
I enjoyed the book and smiled and cried throughout. Definitely a good read
one of the best book I've read in forever and one of the few nonfiction books I've thoroughly enjoyed. A story of a old black man who grew up as a sharecropper in Louisiana and escapes to Texas where he lives a life of homelessness, crime and violence combined with a rich white couple drawn to volunteer at the shelter where he lives. Reading this book gave me a lot to think about. It ran the gauntlet, covering marriage, friendship, love, and family right alongside death, injustice, and poverty. The first half of the book is the story of the past, which I found fascinating. When you get to the middle of the book the focus takes a very sudden shift into the spiritual, and that's when you better have a box of Kleenex nearby. I was astounded at the depth of spirituality spread through the last half of the book. I didn't see it coming. The idea that this is a true story is amazing to me. I was humbled to think that there can be so much love wrapped up in one person and the incredible ways God will use that person to spread love. Just go read it. It's an awesome book.
This book was chosen by a woman in the book club I belong to. I am so thankful she did. This is a wonderful story about the power of unselfish love to transform lives. You won't be seeing my copy posted here, this book is a keeper for me. It was a page-turner right from the start. Definitely a five-star book.
Enlightening to see the different perspectives of people coming to the same place from different places in their lives.
A bit over the top with Ron Hall, seemed to still like to name drop, show wealth and brag bit at who he rubbed elbows with.
Denver was so insightful and grounded. What an amazing man.
Kevin R. (kcrouth) - , reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on
This is a heartwarming memoir about, as the subtitle says, "A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together". It contains some eye-opening details about the reality of poverty and homelessness. It also shares an inspiring story of some folks who made a difference. A wholesome story that is ripe to be made into a "Christian" movie or a TV movie. I liked the dual point of view method of telling the story.
Michelle W. reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on + 11 more book reviews
This book is spiritual, funny, heartbreaking, and exiciting. It's 244 pages is packed with emotion from the start. Ron and Denver allow you to connect with each person (it's a true-life story)included in the book, and feel their emotions through every trial and blessing. Packed with God-nuggets, this book is one to shared with the family. It serves as a fantastic reminder that no matter our circumstances, no matter how far we've fallen or how high on the mountaintop we may be, we are wonderfully (and fearfully) made to love, help, serve, and support each other by God. Faith, hope, friendship, and love abound between the covers of this book, reminding all who read it to pray and trust God through it all.
Ellie G. (nubbie2) reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on + 15 more book reviews
This is a book I think every one should
read. In this life we take so much for granted
and never look around us at the people who are living their lives so close to us that we never see. Once started its a never put down book until the last word is read.