Friday Night Study – “Same Kind of Different as Me”

Friday nights from July 12 through August 16, 2013, from 7-8:30pm, St Martin’s will have a study group in the chapel discussing the book Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Both of these authors are from Fort Worth. Denver was a homeless African-American man who lived around the downtown Fort Worth area for many years. Ron and his wife volunteered at the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth, and became friends with Denver, to the point of making him part of their family. It is a touching story that does not pull punches about race, background, social status, literacy, or anything else. It can be a disturbing story that invites us to look at others as God would have us look, simply as fellow human beings. It brings home how hard that simple-sounding activity can be. The book is written in a unique style, one chapter by Ron, followed by a chapter by Denver.

Members of the study group will discuss the feelings of the authors, but just as importantly, their own feelings. Group members will be asked to pledge complete confidentiality and will be given freedom to speak and be heard respectfully. We are happy to provide childcare for this class- please contact .

Interested? Contact The Rev. Henry Penner and give him your email address to receive additional class information and a weekly study guide. Get the book – check out a copy at the library, buy it in a bookstore, order online, or get it on your e-reader. Read the first 101 pages before the first meeting, and heed other suggestions in Deacon Henry’s study guide.

Book details:

ISBN: 084991910X, ISBN-13: 978-0849919107

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