Same Kind of Different As Me - Ron Hall & Denver Moore

Same Kind of Different As Me

By Ron Hall & Denver Moore

  • Release Date: 2008-03-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 430 Ratings


Read the critically acclaimed #1 New York Times best-seller with more than one million copies in print. Same Kind of Different as Me was a major motion picture release by Paramount in fall 2017.

Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped the “Man” – in the 1960’s – by hopping a train. Non-trusting, uneducated, and violent, he spent another 18 years on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Meet Ron Hall, a self-made millionaire in the world of high priced art deals -- concerned with fast cars, beautiful women, and fancy clothes.

And the woman who changed their lives -- Miss Debbie: “The skinniest, nosiest, pushiest, woman I ever met, black or white.” She helped the homeless and gave of herself to all of “God’s People,” and had a way of knowing how to listen and helping others talk and be found – until cancer strikes.

Same Kind of Different as Me is a tale told in two unique voices – Ron Hall & Denver Moore – weaving two completely different life experiences into one common journey where both men learn “whether we is rich or poor or something in between this earth ain’t no final restin’ place. So in a way, we is all homeless-just workin’ our way toward home.”

The story takes a devastating twist when Deborah discovers she has cancer. Will Deborah live or die? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Will Ron embrace his dying wife's vision to rescue Denver? Or will Denver be the one rescuing Ron? There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story that readers will never forget.

Continue this story of friendship in What Difference Do It Make?: Stories of Hope and Healing, available now. Same Kind of Different as Me also is available in Spanish.


  • Same Kind of Different As Me

    By Maartini
    Wonderful read! The type of faith we should all strive for. Gut wrenching and difficult at times but a must read.
  • Tearjerker

    By hal3ydaily
    At first I felt the story was starting out slow and wasn't sure where it was going. Something told me I should stick with it and I'm sure glad I did. This is a story chock full of lessons and wisdom I'm sure will stick with me forever.
  • Amazing!

    By Wrenburner
    Same Kind of different will be one that I will not forget about for a long time.
  • God is Good

    By Bgarza1000
    I read this book in 3 days, which is fast for me. I loved the story and the Lord's presence. I plan in getting involved, as I live only 30 min from FW. Thank you.
  • Same Kind of Different Like Me

    By Tchr&Mami
    This book challenges you to think about what it truly means to be a follower of Christ, and how we are all connected in mission. Great read.

    By diwilli
    This book can touch anyone. Let it touch you and you will want it to touch someone you love.
  • Inspirational

    By Crystal72081
    Loved this book!
  • Exceptional

    By Instaloverrrrr6292
    I'm going to go as far to say that this is the best book I have ever read. Tears of sorrow and conviction filled my eyes for the second half of the beautifully written story. So powerful. Everyone should read this book with the prayer that their lives and many others are changed thought it.
  • God can use anyone to bring about His will!

    By Acoombs
    Moving story about how God can work in our lives no matter where we come from or what we have. Loved it!
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