Same Kind of Different as Me
Meet 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 d...more
This is a story of three people whose lives intersect beautifully resulting to their realizations of who they are and what they are capable to accept. This acceptance leads not only for them to be at peace with themselves but also to witness a modern miracle: how faith can influence other people to do whatever good they can do f...more
Please note: some of my book group felt th...more
I have to admit I started off with the idea that I wasn't going to like Same Kind of Different As Me. I'd read some reviews and they were largely polarized, wi...more
Well, I finished this within a day and I tell you, I wanted to grab a hanky and cry when Debbie died. One thing that struck me most wa...more
That's kind of how this book made me feel. Just as I'm getting to know the characters and their backgrounds, suddenly t...more
I'm just saying.
As far as a guide for how to meet people,...more
Same Kind of Different as Me is a true story about how God likes to bring people together for His own purposes. In this case, we have a former cotton-picker, turned runaway, street man, ex-con, who meets a wealthy art deale...more
Somehow this book had t...more
I'm glad I was presented with another opportunity to read this book. I'm not sure if I would have picked it up to finish again if it hadn't been for the selection to read this with my other book club. It still did not make it into my top book picks but it still served the purpose of a good read and offering thou...more
Set mostly in Fort Worth, TX it was especially interesting for me to read something set so close to home.
This book was a learning experience for me on so many levels, but it espeically opened my eyes to things I had no idea went on in our recent history. But also to th...more
Warning/spoiler...there is a person in this book who dies of cancer. It is a vivid account of death and dying which I wasn't prepared for. I found it...more
I enjoyed it overall and recommend it because it...more