Publication Date: June 15th 2006
Genre: Christian memoir
Book Summary: (From Goodreads) 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 dealer at home in a world of Armani-suited millionaires. And then they all came together.
But slavery takes many forms. Deborah discovers that she has cancer. In the face of possible death, she charges her husband to rescue Denver. Who will be saved, and who will be lost? What is the future for these unlikely three? What is God doing?Same Kind of Different As Me is the emotional story of their story: a telling of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, dug out between the bondages of this earth and the free possibility of heaven. No reader will ever forget it.
My Thoughts: You have two main characters in the book; Ron who is the rich "white" man in this story and Denver who is the homeless"black" man in this story. This was a story about a modern day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together. I enjoyed this story for the most part. There were times I found my mind drifting else where. I sometimes have a hard time with memoirs. So, I must admit, I did have a hard time reading this one. I enjoyed the parts with Deborah very much. She was a very eye opening woman. This book is a tear jerker, so be ready near the end to need a box of tissues. It will be sad but also happy tears.
I think if your looking for a moving read, this is a good choice to pick up. Also, if you are a memoir fan, this is also a good choice..
** I received this book as part of the booksneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review**