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Publication Order of Same Kind of Different as Me Books

with Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
Same Kind of Different as Me (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Difference Do It Make? (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Workin' Our Way Home (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Near Death to Near Deaf (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ghost of Comanche Peak (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruise Control (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Sputnik, Masked Men, and Midgets (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Near Death to Near Deaf (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everybody Can Help Somebody (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tribal Transportation (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memphis Rocks (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing For A Piece Of The Door (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memphis Garage Rock Yearbook, 1960 1975 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ron Hall is a non-fiction writer who has written several memoirs detailing his life and the key events that have formed a part of his journey. One of his books, Same Kind of Different as Me, was adapted to a movie telling the story of two men, a by chance meeting, and a friendship that transcends their different lifestyles. Away from writing, Ron is engaged in different ways in giving hope to the homeless.

Workin’ Our Way Home:

Workin’ Our Way Home is a story about two men from totally different worlds brought together by destiny. It is the story of Ron Hall, an international art dealer with expensive tastes, and Denver Moore, a drifter and homeless man with a questionable past to boot. This book covers the ten years these two lived together, and the adventures that filled their days throughout this period. Workin’ Our Way Home is more of a continuation of the first book on this odd duo in Same Kind of Different as Me. The story also includes Debbie, a woman of faith whose work stood out long after she had died.

The journey of these two men is characterized by selflessness, faith, and unwavering devotion to Debbie, a woman they loved deeply. Even though Debbie was dead, the two friends live with the teachings she believed in and practiced when she was alive. Her love for the homeless pushed the son to work more to fulfill her dreams of making the world a better place. Denver sees Ron through those dark days when he is mourning his wife while Ron rescues Denver enough times when he gets in trouble. Their relationship with God also grows stronger as both men come to terms with the desire He has for them and all of humanity.
One of the critical life lessons taught in this memoir is unconditional love. While both men had faults, their relationship survived despite their weaknesses. Instead, they both tried to make each other better and cover for each other, where one fell short. Ron tried, without much success, to teach Denver accountability and responsibility while Denver showed Ron the most important things in life. Through Denver, Ron got to know more about the homeless and the circumstances that push them to the streets. In the end, it becomes apparent that kindness to those around us can be life-changing, and money is not the only solution to be used where the homeless and other needy people are concerned.

This fascinating story is told in Ron’s and Denver’s voices making their experiences come to life. You can feel their excitement, disappoints, and a hint of weariness as they get closer home. Ron is quite honest about his frustrations with Denver, but he is quick to point out the wisdom and overall kindness that Denver had to offer. Denver is a kind man, and it is evident that his love for Ron is genuine. Denver is also wise, and his writing is thought-provoking.
If you are looking for a book that will inspire you, Workin’ Our Way Home is a great choice. The memoir will bring a deeper understanding of God’s unconditional love and encourage you to initiate and keep the friendships that go beyond your comfort zone. It is heartwarming to know that through Ron’s and Denver’s unusual friendship, a lot of money and awareness has is raised for the homeless.

Near Death to Near Deaf

Near-Death to Near Deaf is a memoir detailing Ron Hall’s battle with meningitis, a condition that kills close to eleven percent of those who are unfortunate enough to get infected. This memoir is written to both inspire and inform. Coming from a man who almost died of the disease, the details are quite edifying. The journal is ideal for those who have a firsthand experience of this devastating disease or any other severe disease for that matter. The author takes the reader through the road to recovery, the challenges associated with healing, and the long-term consequences that come with his illness.

Given the fact that meningitis is a little known disease, Ron’s in-depth explanation of the condition can be of great help for anyone in recovery. Even though Ron is not a doctor, most, if not all, the medical information in the book is written in consultation with a physician. Ron explains that meningitis comes with different symptoms. Some people experience severe symptoms, while others do not suffer as much. The author also includes tips that can help those suffering from meningitis overcome the devastating effects much faster.

Aside from the medical terms, Ron writes about the facts that led to his ailment. There is also an account of a mother’s dedication to praying for her son. After treatment, Ron had to deal with partial deafness. While he makes it clear that the journey is not easy, Ron says that having supportive family and friends helped a great deal. Ron got a lot of support from those around him. Their support, together with the right medication and God on his side, Ron conquered the disease. Having deep faith in God also saw him through those days when he wanted to give up and stop trying to get well.

Near Death to Near Deaf is a journey of faith. The story is also and the trials that are a part of our lives here of earth. It talks about disease and its ability to change our lives overnight. The story also gives hope to those who are suffering from long-term illnesses. These people are encouraged to focus on healing and soldier on. While it is reasonable to be tempted to give up but patience and perseverance pay in the long run. If you or anyone you know has suffered spinal meningitis, this book will be of great help. The same applies if you have suffered a devastating illness. The book comes in a simple language, and humor in the story will leave you with a smile on your face. Whatever catastrophic event you have gone through, this book will inspire you.

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