Same Kind of Different as Me
by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
fiction
From The Jacket:Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver's life was still hopeless until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international arts dealer at home in a world of Armani suited millionaires. And then they all came together.But slavery takes many forms. Deborah discovers that she has cancer. In the face of possible death, she charges her husband to rescue Denver. Who will be saved, and who will be lost? What is the future for these unlikely three? What is God doing?Same Kind of Different As Me is the emotional story of their story: a telling of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, dug out between the bondages of this earth and the free possibility of heaven. No reader will ever forget it.
This is a book about real people; the story is true, which at times is easy to forget as it reads like fiction. It's told from the viewpoint of the different characters, with some events being told from each of their perspectives. This format gives insight into the role individual upbringing plays in our live that causes us to react differently to the same scenario. The book made me both laugh and cry. I gave it four stars because at times the religious aspect of it was a bit much. But, don't let this stop you from reading the book, it's inspiring, uplifting and amazing especially when you realize it's trus.
by-PBR 2009/03/16, 08:16 AM
 
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