Book #22 Same Kind of Different As Me

I know I am soooo late to the party on this one, but I have had Same Kind of Different As Me on my reading list for FOREVER, but I am just now getting around to reading it. Now I see what all the fuss was about. I loved this story. And the fact that it is a true, modern-day, real-life, could-happen-to-anybody-who-is willing kind of story? Even better.

Same Kind of Different As Me is the story of three very unlikely friends – VERY unlikely. They meet at a Fort Worth, Texas, homeless shelter, and eventually become like family. Denver Moore is a homeless black man who came to Fort Worth to escape the modern-day slavery of sharecropping on a Louisiana cotton plantation. Ron Hall is a fabulously wealthy art broker who is himself a rags-to-riches story. But the one who ties them together is Deborah, Ron’s wife, who follows God’s call to put her faith into action. She is burdened for the homeless people of Fort Worth, and decides to volunteer at a shelter. She drags a reluctant Ron along with her.

From the beginning, Deborah sees the homeless people she meets as friends. She sees that with a little help, they can have a future far better than what they have come to expect. She reaches out to them, viewing each of them as God sees them – precious treasures. She breathes life and hope into their weary, dead souls by simple acts of kindness. By simply treating them with respect and honor. She leads them to believe that they have a future full of possibilities. She promises to help them get there. And then she is diagnosed with cancer.

As Deborah’s family and new friends pray for a miracle, her health continues to decline. But what happens in the end is a miracle no one ever saw coming. No one, that is, except Deborah… who had the vision from the beginning.

I loved this book! I loved how one person’s obedience started a major revival of being the hands and feet of Christ in this world. It’s a page-turner that I could not put down. I had to force myself to go to bed at 1:15 am, even though I really wanted to just stay up and finish it. I don’t think you will be disappointed in it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. The Youngbloods says

    Wasn't it great! I loved it. Read On Folly Beach.
    It's incredible!

  2. Beth@Sportsmomma says

    Wasn't it great! Now you need to read their next one- What Difference Do It Make. It's the follow up. More of Ron's story and stories of how the first book as impacted others lives! It's great!

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