The Mason High School junior class travelled to Center Point, Texas, May 6th for an enjoyable afternoon with the authors of the novel Same Kind of Different as Me. The students read the book earlier in the year in Mrs. Glendene Underwood’s English class. At the presentation, the authors, Ron Hall and Denver Moore, discussed the evolution of their life experiences together and how it became a heartfelt bestseller.
The author’s presentation was preceded by gifts from the schools attending in honor of Ron and Denver’s literary achievement and prolific message. The Mason students presented money raised in a penny drive to go towards the Union Gospel Mission charity. In addition, members of Jennifer Brinlee’s class gave a quilt commemorating themes in the novel that they found inspiring.
As the afternoon progressed, Ron and Denver discussed with the attendees the ups and downs of writing and publishing their novel. With the very specific purpose to open the minds of their readers, Ron and Denver recounted how they dedicated their book to a message of compassion, love, and looking past peoples’ appearances to their hearts. The novel is written in tribute of Ron Hall’s late wife Deborah but primarily to reflect Christianity and how God’s love heals all.
The students left with memories of a lifetime, and were able to open their hearts to everyone as the same kind of different individuals they are, following in the footsteps of Ron Hall and Denver Moore.