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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
Statement of Responsibility: Ron Hall & Denver Moore ; with Lynn Vincent
Subject Headings: Moore, Denver Hall, Ron, 1945- Hall, Deborah, d. 2000 Whites Texas Fort Worth Biography African Americans Texas Fort Worth Biography Homeless men Texas Fort Worth Biography Indentured servants Louisiana Red River Parish Biography Art dealers Texas Fort Worth Biography Friendship Case studies Fort Worth (Tex.) Biography
Topical Term: Whites
African Americans
Homeless men
Indentured servants
Art dealers
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LCCN: 2006013644
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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.

Feb 16, 2013
  • 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.

May 21, 2012
  • 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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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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