A book that hit me in the feels; or, a review of “Same Kind of Different As Me”

by ggeurs

This is a review of the book Same Kind of Different As Me by Denver Moore and Ron Hall.

I just finished reading Same Kind of Different As Me by Denver Moore and Ron Hall, and the only thing I can say is, “Wow.” The husband in me cried, the Pentecostal in me said, “Amen,” and the man in me felt hopeful for tomorrow after reading this book -not even exaggerating here.

This review is going to be a challenge, because much of what I would like to write about this book would be considered a “spoiler,” something which I had known early on would have actually made me decide not to want to read this book. So let’s try this: Same Kind of Different As Me is the story of a homeless black guy named Denver, and a wealthy Texas couple named Ron and Debbie Hall, and how they each make a difference in their community. Along the way is a story salvation and redemption, loss and heartbreak, and love and forgiveness. Unexpected “plot” twists leave the reader wanting to keep going, wondering what happens next.

I recommend the movie edition of this book, as the extra material at the end provides additional clarity and helps the reader to see from a different perspective how a story never ends, it just adds new characters.

Same Kind of Different As Me is a perfect holiday memoir. Miraculous twists and turns culminate in an ending that isn’t neat, but leaves the reader changed for the better. Read this book.

I received my copy of this book for free in exchange for reviewing it; I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are mine.