NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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 gutsy woman with a stubborn dream.
A true story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
Since its release in June 2006, sales momentum for Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore has continued to surpass every expectation. It has been on the New York Times Best Seller list since March 30, 2008 (152 consecutive weeks). Thomas Nelson, Inc. is now reporting that the millionth copy of the acclaimed title has been sold in the marketplace.
"Those of us in publishing know how truly rare it is when a book passes the one million mark in sales," said Matt Baugher, Thomas Nelson Vice President and Publisher. "As much as we would love to take credit for it, the fact is that a true groundswell of public support and word of mouth must occur for such an achievement. And that only happens with an incredible story and brilliant writing. Both are the case with Same Kind of Different as Me. We have often said that it may be one of the best books that Thomas Nelson has ever published, and this company has been around since 1798. May the book inspire many more millions in the years ahead."
Same Kind of Different as Me (Thomas Nelson, Inc., ISBN# 978-0-8499-0041-9, 2006) is a tale told in two unique voices – Ron Hall & Denver Moore – weaving two completely different life experiences into one common journey where both men learn "whether we is rich or poor or something in between this earth ain't no final restin' place. So in a way, we is all homeless—just workin' our way toward home."
The story takes a devastating twist when Deborah discovers she has cancer. Will Deborah live or die? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Will Ron embrace his dying wife's vision to rescue Denver? Or will Denver be the one rescuing Ron? There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story that readers will never forget.
RON HALL IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS.
SOURCE Thomas Nelson, Inc.