Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Same Kind of Different As Me

By:  Ron Hall and Denver Moore

This is the story of two very unlikely people becoming best friends and the woman who guided them together.    Ron Hall is an international art dealer that is extremely wealthy living in Fort Worth, Texas.  Denver Moore grew up a virtual plantation slave in Louisiana until he hopped a train to Texas where he was living homeless on the streets of Fort Worth. 

Deborah Hall, Ron's wife, was a woman of God and her calling was to help the homeless in Fort Worth.  She had a vision of Denver and knew that that man was going to change their lives.  When she finally met him she encouraged her husband to become his friend.  Denver, more cautious of white people, took some time to come around, but once he did they were friends for life.

Same Kind of Different As Me, is told in alternating view points.  One chapter is from Ron's point of view, the next is Denver's.  It's slightly confusing because it's not labeled, but Denver's dialect is different being that he was completely uneducated, so you can figure it out, but in my perfect world the chapters would have been labeled.

The story was really fantastic.  I was kind of skeptical about it.  I knew it was going to be a "religious" book, but it was very well done, not too over the top I didn't think.  It was just a laying out of their story and what happened to them, not any "You must do this!" sort of thing.

I would recommend that you read the last third of the book with a box of tissues.  It gets very emotional from that point on.

I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review


Bonnie said...

It sounds like the kind of book that would make a great movie. Thanks for the review.

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Ashley said...

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i've heard this one is really good, thanks for the great review.

Leah said...

No kidding on the box of tissues thing. While I was reading it, I took a break to make dinner and there I was...standing over the stove crying uncontrolably just thinking about it!

Rebecca said...

I still need to read this one. Its on my list for next week. Great review