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|Title: 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
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.37 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound
Stock No: WW9900417
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Read the critically acclaimed #1 New York Times best-seller with more than one million copies in print. Same Kind of Different as Me released as a major motion picture by Paramount in fall 2017.
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 1960s 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 "Gods 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 & 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 aint 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.
Continue this story of friendship in What Difference Do It Make?: Stories of Hope and Healing, available now. Same Kind of Different as Me also is available in Spanish.
Ron Hall has dedicated much of the last ten years of his life to speaking on behalf of, and raising money for, the homeless. Formerly an international art dealer, Ron is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and writer/producer of the Paramount/Pure Flix film Same Kind of Different as Me. A Texas Christian University graduate, Ron was honored in 2017 with the Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition to traveling and speaking, Ron and his wife, Beth, run the Same Kind of Different as Me foundation (SKODAM.org), which meets emergency needs for those who are less fortunate.
Denver Moore served as a volunteer at the Fort Worth Union Gospel Mission until his death in March 2012.
Lynn Vincent is the New York Times best-selling writer ofHeaven Is for Real and Same Kind of Different As Me. The author or coauthor of ten books, Lynn has sold 12 million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine and is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Author: Ron Hall
Located in: Dallas, Texas
Submitted: June 25, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. I have been an art dealer most of my life and in the book, I told more about me than most folks will ever want to know!
What was your motivation behind this project? I was motivated to tell a great love story and honor my wonderful, faithful wife, Deborah, and the man of her dream, Denver!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? That free food and government funds will keep people alive, but It takes love to make a change in their lives..Also, that homeless person you have been passing by for years might be your guardian angel and no matter what he or she looks like, THEY ARE THE SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT as you.....
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Denver is the one who first suggested we "write ourselves a book" because according to him there ain't nobody gonna believe this story!!!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: the profits from this book are going to the Union Gospel Mission and other ministeries that care for homeless