Same kind of different as me

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Thomas Nelson, Mar 11, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
In this book, the reader can know 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?

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This is a book that will change your life. It is written by a Christian who himself changed in the book. It is a wonderful story about how God can use anyone to help anyone. I highly recommend this book. Read full review

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This is a true story told by the men who authored this book. The story goes back and forth between them. Denver grew up in Louisiana. He and his family were sharecroppers and picked cotton, shopped at ... Read full review

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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 currently serves as a volunteer at the Fort Worth Union Gospel Mission. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Lynn Vincent is the New York Times bestselling writer of Going Rogue: An American Life, the memoir of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin; and Same Kind of Different as Me, the story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy white art dealer and a homeless African-American man. The author or co-author of eight books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine, where she covered politics and current events, and specialized in investigative and narrative journalism. A U.S. Navy veteran, she has been married for twenty years to her husband, Danny. They live in San Diego with their two sons and an adorable Boxer puppy named Mia who is all looks and no brains.