Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jun 20, 2006 - Religion - 240 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. . . 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 forthe Academy Award–nominatedThe Pursuit of Happyness
Denver Moore and Ron Hall’s story is one thatmoved me to tears. The friendship that formsbetween these two men at a time when both were ingreat need is an inspiration to all of us to be morecompassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book!—Mrs. Barbara Bush
  

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Compelling story and a real page turner. - Goodreads
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In a sense, this is a love story as well. - Borders
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This was a good book, how 3 people came together, from different backgrounds and different lifestyles to end up working together for the good of others. It' a good read. Read full review

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Not the type of book I would typically read, but I am so glad I read it. After seeing that Renée Zellweger was starring in the movie based on "the beloved book," I looked it up on Amazon and saw all the rave reviews. Thought provoking on the subject of homelessness in the US Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Nicholas Tomalin was literary editor for the "New Stateman" and a featured columnist for the "Daily Express," the "Sunday Times," and the "Evening Standard" of London. He was nominated Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the war in Vietnam.

Ron Hall is a leading British journalist. He was cofounder of the "Sunday Times"' (London) "Insight," where he was editor from 1964 - 66, and he became joint managing editor of the "Sunday Times" in 1969.

Jonathan Raban is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the editor of "The Oxford Book of the Sea," and author of ten critically acclaimed books, including "Passage to Juneau," He is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Heinemann Award for Literature, and received the "New York Times" Editors' Choice for Book of the Year for "Old Glory" and "Bad Land," He has been called (by "The Guardian") "the finest writer afloat since Conrad.

Denver Moore was born in rural Louisiana in January 1937. He eventually went to live on a plantation in Red River Parish with his uncle and aunt, who were share croppers. Around 1960, he hopped a freight train and began a life as a homeless drifter until 1966 when a judge sentenced him to 10 years in Angola Prison. He was released in 1976 and spent the next 22 years homeless on the streets of Fort Worth, Texas. During this time, he would occasionally ride the rails visiting cities and hobo jungles across America. He met Miss Debbie in 1998 and his life changed. He became an artist, public speaker, and volunteer for homeless causes. In 2006, was named Philanthropist of the Year by the citizens of Fort Worth for his work with homeless people at the Union Gospel Mission. He was also the co-author of Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together with Ron Hall and Lynn Vincent. He died on March 31, 2012 at the age of 75.

Lynn Vincent is the "New York Times" best-selling writer of "Heaven Is for Real "and "Same Kind of Different As Me. "The author or coauthor of ten books, Lynn has sold 12 million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly "WORLD" magazine and is a U.S. Navy veteran.

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