Same Kind of Different as Me

Here’s one of those rare books that both men and women will love:

It’s a true story about Ron Hall, an up-and-coming art dealer in Dallas, Texas, and Denver Moore, a down-and-out homeless man from Louisiana. Their lives collide about mid-way through the book, leaving each man forever changed.

The book is very well written, alternating POV’s with each chapter. As different as their “voices” are, both men have remarkable objectivity and clarity about themselves.

The heroine of the story, though, is Ron’s wife, Deborah. That gal is just…solid.

Same Kind of Different as Me was published two or three years by Thomas Nelson Publishers. I missed it, somehow, but thanks to a recommendation by my friend Margaret, I picked it up from the library.

And now I want to buy a couple of copies for gifts! It’s that good.

Have you read it? If so, what did you think?

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Gail Brubaker says:

    Suzanne, I would count Same Kind of Different as Me in my top 5 favorite books. It has lingered in my heart for over a year now. I read so many books that I often forget them like yesterday's dinner — but that one left its imprint and I'll never be the same.

  2. Kathie Hood says:

    Bobby and I both read this book and I feel like Gail, it did linger in my heart. I was absoulely apalled at the treatment the black man had as he grew up and continued through so much of his life. I cried as I read it. We got a copy for all of our children that we are giving them for Christmas.