Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

by

Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Same Kind of Different as Me: Chapter 51 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Ron recounts Deborah’s passing. That evening, Deborah’s sister informs Ron—whose children insisted that he try to sleep for a few hours—that Deborah has stopped breathing. A nurse removes the IV lines and breathing tubes and leaves Ron alone with his wife to mourn. Ron asks God to raise her from the dead and grieves the fact that she will never meet their grandchildren.
Ron’s grieved petition to God raises a difficult point: is it more painful to believe in God’s power to heal and then be disappointed when he does not? The story lets the question linger, and even by the end of the memoir Ron still wrestles with it.
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