abookworm1966, April 9, 2012 (view all comments by abookworm1966)
This is a great book. One of human compassion, and of people forgetting the boundaries that often separate us. Heart wrenching and moving, this book truly illustrates how easy it is to put differences aside.
The Book Diva, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by The Book Diva)
This story of Denver Moore and Ron Hall really touched a chord with me. It was a sad and heart-breaking tear jerker but at the same time so uplifting and inspirational. I have not been so moved by a book in a long time and the story of Denver's homeless plight and subsequent renewal of life, with the help of Ron Hall and his wife Deborah, will have you thinking on this long after you have finished reading it.
wendibrown, April 7, 2009 (view all comments by wendibrown)
I have not read this book yet, but I will say I will be looking forward to getting it and reading it!!! I think it sound like it is not only a true story, but a story that will bring the reader back to "God", and/or the readers spiritual side. I think we all need to be more aware of life and the how we should treasure the things we take for granted! Good reading and I will be purchasing this one soon!
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brig00dys, February 19, 2009 (view all comments by brig00dys)
a Wow! true story, which opens your eyes and especially your heart. The engaging of unlikely friendships, and showing that unconditional love can happen. The term 'catch and release' will never mean the same. Many tears... This book was selected for our church-wide group study with the theme "choosing to love"; even though people appear to be different on the surface, we may find that they share a common love for one another.
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Thomas Nelson Publishers -
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.An upscale art dealer accustomed to the worldof Armani and Chanel.A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream.A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana. . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . .and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster. . . a Texas ranch.
Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.
This incredible retelling now includes an interview with the authors and a reader's guide that is perfect for individual or group study.
The most inspirational and emotionally gripping story of faith, fortitude, and friendship I have ever read. A powerful example of the healing, restorative power of forgiveness and the transformational, life changing power of unconditional love.-Mark Clayman, Executive Producer forthe Academy Award-nominatedThe Pursuit of Happyness
Denver Moore and Ron Hall's story is one thatmoved me to tears. The friendship that formsbetween these two men at a time when both were ingreat need is an inspiration to all of us to be morecompassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book -Mrs. Barbara Bush
A modern-day slave and an international art dealer are bound together by a dying womans faith. Will Ron, the art dealer, be able to embrace Denver, whos been homeless for almost 20 years? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Theres pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story.
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