Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron HallSame Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely…

byRon Hall

Audio Book (CD) | March 25, 2014

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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, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

Ron Hall is an international art dealer whose long list of regular clients includes many celebrity personalities. An MBA graduate of Texas Christian University, he divides his time between Dallas, New York, and his Brazos River ranch near Fort Worth.Denver Moore served as a volunteer at the Fort Worth Union Gospel Mission until his dea...
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Title:Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely…Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1491522909

ISBN - 13:9781491522905

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I could read this book again and again.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful True Story This story really kept my interest and is inspirational in the true sense of the word: it has inspired me and some friends to go volunteer at a shelter that is very important to the book. A fantastic read that made me laugh and cry. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I keep telling everyone I know about this book! It is absolutely inspiring and a great read.
Date published: 2011-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating Story of Modern Day Slavery The life story of Denver, the modern day slave and homeless man, was fascinating, infuriating, and heartbreaking. I could have read much more about his life. Ron's life story, while interesting enough, was no where near as compelling as Denver. Not only was Denver's life story so far removed from my own experience, I would have been interested to learn how he managed to keep his faith through all of the terrible soul-crushing experiences that he went through. That is a part of the story that is glossed over and I would have really enjoyed learning more about that. The story of the two men touched me emotionally, and I found it an inspirational story that I recommend.
Date published: 2010-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible, Inspiring Story, guaranteed to move you. Denver Moore grew up in modern-day slavery, a sharecropper from Louisiana. When he finally had enough, he jumped a train out and ended up homeless in Texas for decades. Ron Hall had a lower-middle class upbringing and worked himself into the upper class by becoming a high end art dealer. These two men couldn't have lived any more different lives. But the two man came together through Ron's wife Debbie, forged an incredible bond and the result was a life-changing, extraordinary kind of love no one saw coming. Same Kind of Different As Me is an amazing true story. The friendship that has formed between Denver and Ron will be an inspiration to everyone who reads the book. Theirs is a story of friendship, faith and forgiveness. Written in the narratives of the two men, so much is covered in this book. Compassion, mercy, the grace of God, homelessness, the trappings of success - the people in this book represent two completely different spectrums of society, but they show that in many ways and in the most important ways, we are all the same. This book will move you, inspire you and stay with you as you see our world in a different way.
Date published: 2010-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Amazing, moving story" This is an excellent book, which tells the true stories of a homeless man and a wealthy business man, and how their lives become intertwined. It is interesting how the book is written with each man telling his own individual story in alternating chapters. At the urging of his wife, Ron Hall becomes involved in volunteering with the Union Gospel Mission, which leads to his growing friendship with the homeless Denver Moore. The story describes how each of the men’s lives are changed and how they are inspired by Deborah, Ron’s wife. It was thought-provoking and insightful, dispelling pre-conceived assumptions of the homeless, stirring up compassion for them, and reminding us that they each have a story.
Date published: 2009-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Amazing, moving story" This is an excellent book, which tells the true stories of a homeless man and a wealthy business man, and how their lives become intertwined. It is interesting how the book is written with each man telling his own individual story in alternating chapters. At the urging of his wife, Ron Hall becomes involved in volunteering with the Union Gospel Mission, which leads to his growing friendship with the homeless Denver Moore. The story describes how each of the men’s lives are changed and how they are inspired by Deborah, Ron’s wife. It was thought-provoking and insightful, dispelling pre-conceived assumptions of the homeless, stirring up compassion for them, and reminding us that they each have a story.
Date published: 2009-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from inspiring story Ron Hall was a rich dude who happened to love his wife enough to do as she asked - come with her to a homeless shelter once a week. There he met Denver Wilson, a homeless black man who grew up as a modern day slave. Both men slowly learn to be friends, and their lives are enriched. Read this to see the impact of reaching out to the 'outcasts', and learn how they can teach us a lot about God.
Date published: 2009-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keep your tissues handy Same Kind of Different As Me is an unusual autobiography in that it combines the lives of two disparate men, a wealthy, disaffected art dealer and an angry, black homeless man, with that of the woman whose love for God drew them together. The former art dealer, Ron Hall, penned the work, writing both his own and Denver Moore’s story. Moore was functionally illiterate at the time the book was written but has since learned to read and write. Hall’s observations and reflection make up the bulk of the title, interspersed with Moore’s thoughts, rendered by Hall into what seems to be an accurate representation of Moore’s distinctive speaking style and accent. After re-writing this work thirteen times, publisher Thomas Nelson brought in co-writer Lynn Vincent to edit, polish and re-write once again prior to publication. The result is a warm, intimate no-holds-barred account of the lives of three of God’s children and the intersection of their lives. Ron’s wife, Debbie Hall was a woman called of God to step outside the boundaries of $1000 per plate charity dinners and high society to take follow in Christ’s steps and take His love to “the least of these”. Devoting herself to working with the homeless community of Forth Worth, Texas, she related to those she met as individuals and people with a purpose, loving them for who they were. This flowing, authentic love was much more difficult for her husband Ron Hall to grasp hold of. Coerced into joining his wife’s ministering efforts, his initial attempts were stilted. Focused more upon assuaging guilt and generating a warm, fuzzy sense of do-gooding, it was only when his friendship with Denver Moore blossomed that he experienced the depths of true compassion. Raised in informal, modern-day slavery, Moore worked hard growing and picking cotton until some time in his late twenties when he left the only life he knew in search of a better one. The new life he found resulted in thirty years on the streets, homeless and without work. Over these years he became angry, his heart hardened and he slipped into darkness. When God placed the Halls in his life he resisted their tapping at his heart. Survival skills learned from years on the streets launched his automatic defense system. Through prayer, persistence and love the lives of these three individuals would weave a new story that would inspire and touch the lives of thousands. While God’s importance in this work is never minimized, no clear presentation of the gospel is present. There are also some experiences related that some readers might feel uncomfortable with; spirit visitations and visions are clearly a part of who Denver Moore is and his understanding of God. While these may appear as superstitious to many, it’s likely that these beliefs are common to those with Denver’s upbringing. That being said, books like these aren’t read to inform your theological position. Read it to see the joy and fruit of being Jesus’ hands and feet in this world. Read it to learn about striving to serve Him with love and spreading that love to those who have fallen through the cracks. Read it to experience the deep love between a husband and wife, the power of God to soften and change hearts and His ability to take grief and use it as a seed that will grow, flower and touch the lives of many. A beautiful story that warms and wrenches the heart; you’ll want tissues on hand for this one. When asked if they had any additional thoughts on the book the authors responded: “Ron: Most of our thoughts were included and the book was never meant to be a self-help or instructional book. Ours is merely a story about how a Godly woman with a dream followed it to the point where a city was changed. Denver and I are not preachers or teachers, but sinners with a story to tell. Denver: I didn’t have any thoughts for this book, I just told my story. I just want to encourage folks to be more like Miss Debbie.” I’d say that about sums it up. Reviewed at http://quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2008-11-02