The Same Kind of Different As Me

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The Same Kind of Different As Me

Theme: The theme to this incredible story is that you shouldn't judge somebody until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Initially, Ron Hall thought that Denver was an unapproachable and dangerous street bum. When Ron got to know Denver better, he realized that Denver was a smart and friendly person and that he understood life more than Ron did. At first, Denver thought that Ron and Deborah were just helping him out to do a good deed, when in reality the couple really cared about Denver and wanted to help him. "Our limitation is God's opportunity. When you get all the way to the end of your rope and there ain't nothing you can do, that's when God takes over."-Denver MooreConnections with the Text: This past summer I had the chance to spend a week at a camp called Serve Camp. For 8 hours a day for 5 days, we went out into the community and served others. My first day of camp we were able to go to Washington D.C. and feed homeless people. I'm going to be honest, I was a little scared at first. When we got there, we made plates and delivered them to people as hundreds of homeless people filed in for their meals. I had the chance to sit down with a couple of them and talk with them. People don't realize what these people have to go through and just having a conversation with them made their day. I loved really opening up with them because they are very friendly, people just don't give them the chance to speak their mind. I can use this book as an every day testimony to always remember that a lot of people have it worse than I do and use that to remind myself that if I ever have a "bad day" there are people that are having much worse days.Recommendation: I loved reading this book. It really opened up my eyes and once I started reading it, I found myself not able to put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is feeling bad for themselves or anyone that takes what they have for granted.

Theme, Connections with the Text, and Recommendations

Deborah Hall: Ron Hall's wife; discovers Denver on street corner. "You are not a bad man, God is calling for your life." -Deborah HallRon Hall: co-author; Deborah Hall's husband; an international art dealer who becomes best friends with Denver through Deborah's discovery. "Being friends is like being soldiers in the army. You live together, you fight together; you die together." -Ron HallDenver Moore: co-author; homeless man who grew up a slave in Louisiana; becomes best friends with Ron Hall through Deborah Hall's discovery. "The Word says God don't give us credit for lovin the folks we want to love anyway. No, He gives us credit for loving the unlovable." -Denver Moore

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About the Book

Authors: Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn VincentTitle: Same Kind of Different As MeNumber of Pages: 235The book is nonfictionGenre: Biography

Same Kind of Different As Me

Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

Summary and Genre Explanation

Summary: This book is about the lives of two unlikely friends from childhood almost 70 years earlier to their attendance at the 2005 presidential inaguration. Denver Moore was born in Red River Parish, Louisiana and grows up to become a poor, illiterate homeless black man skilled at survining alone on the street or in jail. Ron Hall was born in Haltom City, Texas and grows up to be a rich, well-educated white man skilled at succeeding in the international world of fine art. This book is told in their own words which presents an interesting dialogue between Denver, Ron, and others as the two get to know each other through the persistent encouragement of Ron's wife, Deborah.Nonfiction Genre Explanation: The author's purpose of this book was to give a real life example that friends can come from all walks of life and that you really need to reach out to someone to let them know that you love them. This book is very powerful and portrays a great message. It shows that basically two opposites met and became friends because they walked past each other every day.

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Works Cited:Hall, Ron, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent. Same Kind of Different As Me. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Colorado Springs: Thomas Nelson, 2006. 235. Print.Image of Denver Moore and Ron Hall. Digital image. Bing. Blog Spot, n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2015. .


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