The Book

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gusty 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.

Same Kind Of Different As Me spent more than three years on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. A new Movie Edition is available everywhere books are sold September 19 from Thomas Nelson.


• 16-page photo insert, including shots from the movie set
• New epilogue
• Making-of-the-movie backstory and ways to get involved

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