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Bailey5 Stars Out Of 5Same Kind Of Different As MeSeptember 12, 2019BaileyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was an amazing journey of discovery! Could not put it down, could not read it fast enough. Have recommended it to everyone I talk to & gave it away to one of my brothers to read & pass along to someone else so they can share in the uplifting of their hearts & soul. Also read their follow-up book, "What Difference Do It Make", which also inspired me to look at the homeless with different eyes.
pastor2519West Point, UTAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Jesus softens hearts and breaks down barriersAugust 25, 2019pastor2519West Point, UTAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As many of you know, I work at the Ogden Rescue Mission (ORM); the other day a co-worker visited the Rescue Mission Salt Lake (RMSL), and came back with some books. One of them I had heard of before, but didn't know much about. I started reading Same Kind of Different as Me: a Modern-day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman who Bound Them Together (Ron Hall and Denver Moore, W publishing Group, 2006) and found it to be an interesting story, but wondered why it was a 'recommend'
There are 2 stories being told, different lives in different parts of the country, different socio-economic status, and different races. One man a modern-day slave, and the other a very successful international art dealer. They seem to have nothing in common, but the art-dealer's wife sees somehow sees it differently. Through her an unlikely bond is forged.
But this isn't just a story of crossing racial boundaries, although that in itself would be a compelling narrative. It's more than just the difference between black and white, or rich and poor, schooled or uneducated. This is a story of God's love for each of us, and how Jesus can work on hearts, and through softened hearts dissolve barriers.
So what's the connect to ORM and RMSL? The art dealer's wife although she is rich, isn't much interested in storing up treasures on earth, and she has a heart for serving God. Her husband, not so much. He seems to think that if he goes to church once in a while, that he's good. She decides that they are going to volunteer at a local Gospel Rescue Mission. It's there that they meet Denver and the story of transformed lives begins.
It's a long journey since Denver doesn't trust, and Ron doesn't really want to be there, but eventually they become friends, after Denver explains that he doesn't want to be a 'catch and release' friendif he commits to being a friend, then it's for life. And that's what happens. The two men, forced into a tenuous relationship through the efforts of a single womanloved by one man, and respected and admired by the otherbecome life-long friends. They enter into each other's worlds, and the hearts of both are changed.
Warning: you'll want to have some tissues handy. And be advised, this book may just change your heart, and the way you see the homeless population in your city!
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Two Brothers and a SisterMarch 2, 2019GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What an amazing story of God's grace at work through people who are open to allow Him to work in their lives. A true story shared in the words of two men from different "worlds" who are brought together through some very unusual circumstances. When they first met, Denver Moore was a man with a hard shell who had caught a train that took him from a life of slavery to a life of homelessness. By the time he met Ron, he was more comfortable on the streets than anywhere else. Ron Hall was an international art dealer worth millions whose wife had a vision. Although the story is about the two men, I doubt there would have been much of a story without the wife. When she heard God speak to her, everyone else needed to either get on board or get out of the way. Ron was smart enough to get on board and that's how he found himself at the Union Gospel Mission serving food to the homeless. Not long after, he met Denver. Again, with Debbie's prodding, he started trying to develop a friendship with Denver. Through the latter part of the book, Denver, who had never been to school, shared some profound thoughts with Ron, the man with the college degree. Denver spent a lot of time with God and learned from Him. He never said much; but when he did, you needed to sit up and pay attention. As moving as the story is, some of the insights shared by Denver are worth the price of the book. Be prepared to have your eyes opened to some of the great evils that still exist in our nation, but also learn from the experiences of others.
Karla5 Stars Out Of 5Same kind of different as me, so trueAugust 15, 2018KarlaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Read this book several years ago, just ordered it to read again. Ordered the DVD, and Ron Hall more resent book...very good.
Aunt Nin5 Stars Out Of 5Same kind a differet as menAugust 8, 2018Aunt NinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What an amazing story. I have loved this book and passed it on many times.