Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

by

Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Chef Jim / Jim Morgan Character Analysis

Chef Jim is the cook at the Union Gospel Mission, whom Ron and Deborah meet on their first visit and who becomes a friend and prayer partner to Denver during Deborah’s battle with cancer. Chef Jim was once the head of catering at an upscale hotel, but the tragic sudden death of both of his sons left him so bereaved he turned to drugs. He became addicted, losing his marriage, career, and home, finding himself homeless until he managed to clean up and work at the Union Gospel Mission. Gregarious and enthusiastic, Chef Jim’s story inspires Deborah and is the first testament in the narrative that homeless people can transform their lives and find new success and fulfillment.
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Chef Jim / Jim Morgan Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me

The timeline below shows where the character Chef Jim / Jim Morgan appears in Same Kind of Different as Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18
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Inside, Ron and Deborah meet the director, Don Shisler, as well as Chef Jim , an enthusiastic older man who went from a prestigious catering career to drug addiction... (full context)
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...the people at the back of the line receive less food, Ron and Deborah encourage Chef Jim to make a little extra. Despite how small of a gesture it is, Ron realizes... (full context)
Chapter 30
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...well. The homeless people at the mission begin praying constantly for Deborah, and Denver and Chef Jim grow close in the midst of the fear and sadness. (full context)
Chapter 32
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...are already gathered to pray for Deborah. When Ron notices that Denver is not there, Chef Jim tells him that he is sleeping. When Ron assumes that this is due to laziness,... (full context)