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Same Kind of Different as Me

Hall, Ron (Book Club Kit - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Same Kind of Different as Me

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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
Authors: Hall, Ron, 1945-
Title: Same kind of different as me
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. :, W Pub.,, c2006
Characteristics: 10 books (245 p. : 8 p. photos ; 21 cm.) and 1 reading guide in a plastic tote
Notes: Kit contains 10 copies of the title
Kit checks out for 6 weeks and cannot be renewed
Replacement for kit is $170.00
Awards & Distinctions: WCLS Books in a Box
Additional Contributors: Moore, Denver
Vincent, Lynn
ISBN: 084991910X
Branch Call Number: B MOORE H
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Report This Dec 24, 2013
  • JCLLeslieN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wonderful non fiction book that takes you into the life of a homeless man.

Although the subject of the book was not what I expected, I found that it addressed an area of American history that few writers have done. The duel subjects of homelessness and the plight of sharecroppers in the south was a novel approach and undoubtely new to many readers.

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  • VRMurphy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I usually run quickly and in the opposite direction of anything "heartwarming". Also, anything written, even in part, in dialect. Also, anyone's evangelically-inclined personal account of their relationship with their God. And yet, I kept reading this book. It's an interesting human story.

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  • l1ill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book; great message. Quick read

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  • Musiclover19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sad books change you in a way that no fiction book can.

February 2011 bookclub book - I didn't read it


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Report This May 21, 2012
  • Musiclover19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brief Review: In alternating chapters, it talks about a black man's struggles growing up in the south and a middle-class white man living in Texas earning money as an art dealer. Then it ties in a religious, powerful woman who changes their lives.


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