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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, Denver Moore

Published: 2006
Hardcover : 178 pages
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A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.An upscale art dealer accustomed to the worldof 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. ...
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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, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

This incredible retelling now includes an interview with the authors and a reader’s guide that is perfect for individual or group study.

The most inspirational and emotionally gripping story of faith, fortitude, and friendship I have ever read. A powerful example of the healing, restorative power of forgiveness and the transformational, life changing power of unconditional love.
—Mark Clayman, Executive Producer for
the Academy Award–nominated
The Pursuit of Happyness

Denver Moore and Ron Hall’s story is one that
moved me to tears. The friendship that forms
between these two men at a time when both were in
great need is an inspiration to all of us to be more
compassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book!
—Mrs. Barbara Bush

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Who are you most like in this story?
by Ktc24 (see profile) 04/20/15

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by angelynb (see profile) 02/10/10

Explain and discuss how the perceptions that Ron and Denver have of each other change significantly before and after they meet personally from their prejudices.
Describe and discuss the significance of the trip Denver takes with Ron's truck to pickup Regan's college possessions. Why is this experience a turning point?
In chapter 44, Denver said, "Our limitation is God's opportunity." How has this statement been authenticated in your life?
by [email protected] (see profile) 02/09/10

How did Miss Debbie's actions and activities remind you of how Jesus works?
How do you feel each character in the book effected you personally?
What things can we take from this book and use in our daily lives and church?
by char-rogerrud (see profile) 06/17/09

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Everyone in the book club LOVED this book. We could not believe that we missed Ron Hall and Denver Moore when they were first writing the book and speaking. This is a book that will certainly change... (read more)

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