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Publisher Description

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
March 9
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

fred19tn ,

Amazing story

God’s power is always amazing and this book really tells the story of how he works through people. We all just need to listen...
Grab the box of tissues while you are reading, you will definitely need them.

B. Stockdale ,

A Blessing!!

One of my close friends recommended this book and the first half of the book was setting everything up and giving you background before the second half of it. This book was a blessing and I would recommend it to anyone!

Thompson Ogbe ,


I read this book while in high school and I deeply fell in love with it. I never really understood much in the book the first time, then I said I will have to read it for the second time. After the second time of reading it, I can clearly say that now I grasp everything about the book. I don’t really have much to say, but to say that my life had been turned around. I now see things differently and that includes people no matter who they’re. Above all, God is good and I am thankful for that reason.

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