Denver Moore, Past UMW President, Janet Knight, Women's MInistry Coordinator, Dee Haggard, and Ron Hall at St. Luke's book signing.

The Same Kind of Different As Me
By Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers
245 Pages

Back Cover: A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.

An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of 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-ronk…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.

REVIEW: I'm amazed at how God weaves our life in a way that allows us to accomplish His will here on earth. This story about Ron Hall an affluent art seller and Denver Moore raised as a slave in a time when everyone was supposed to be "free". Debbie Hall is willing to share God's greatest gift with the unemotional, guarded, smelly homeless community.Debbie sees people the way Jesus did. Ron steps out to help Debbie to love the unlovable because he wants to spend time with his wife,nothing more.

I loved how Ron and Denver tell this story in their own words. Each chapter was written by a different man. Some events were told by Ron and then re-told from Denver's point of view. I love it. It really gave you an insight into these men's hearts and lives. Parts of this story will make you laugh, cry and think about the bigger things in life.

The Same Kind of Different as Me reads like fiction. I kept reminding myself it wasn't. Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. It's true in this case. I loved reading about how Denver discovered a new world he never knew existed. In the same way Ron entered a new world he knew existed but never wanted to enter. I want to give you a glimpse into Denver's innocent and precious heart, he says; "I was kinda hopin the cars would be full up, then I wouldn't have to go. You know how it is when you tryin to do the right thing even through you really don't wanna do it. We'll, just my luck, God saved me a seat." Debbie tells Ron God has called her to love the homeless people - Ron doesn't feel the say way. Debbie says," I think you should try to make friends with him." Ron says "Sorry, but I wasn't at that meeting where you heard from God."

This true story touched my heart deeply as the lives of Debbie and Ron Hall intersect with Denver Moore in a way only God could have orchestrated. Your faith will be challenged. God's love comes alive as you read this story of faith, hope and unconditional love given as the precious gift it is.

Wow!! What a Story!!


  1. Loved this post. INCREDIBLE book. Laughed and cried. The kind of book you want to read twice.

  2. So good to see this post about such a great book! It is on my tbr pile/list!!!
    Thanks so much
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  3. Sounds like a great book!! I'll add it to my list.

    Gail Mundy