Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me

By Ron Hall, 2008
ISBN 084991910X

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealerArmani 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-tonk . . . and, without a doubt, in the heart of God.  It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana . . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . . 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, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

Book Review of Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together

I love to read books about relationships that inspire me and somehow after finishing the story I feel changed for the good, you know, from within. Almost instantly I could tell I was going to like the three main characters in the book because the details of their characters was so believable and embraceable.

When it comes to the meaning of friendship, I think Denver's line in the story is most accurate and complete. "But if you is lookin' for a real friend, then I'll be one forever." So what does an art dealer, a Christian wife with the heart of the servant and an uneducated, homeless black man have in common? The one thing, the main thing is that they made a difference in each others lives. It was not by chance that they found strength in their purpose together. I have learned to be more compassionate towards everyone I meet now and as I get to know them,  remember the element of surprise can be your friend.
 
I have no doubt that you will be inspired with a renewed perspective of faith and relationships with this remarkable, true and unforgettable story. 5 stars. Highly recommend this quality book!

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
 
This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.


Happy Reading,
-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis




Enhanced by Zemanta