Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blind Hope

An unwanted dog. An emotional rescue.
Sometimes the life you save may be your own.

Laurie had her own shattered dreams before she came to work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch—the ranch of rescued dreams—where broken horses and broken children encounter healing every day. Reaching out to save a dog in need, Laurie soon realized that the dog was rescuing her.

An inspiring true story told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals poignant life lessons Laurie experienced from her ailing, yet courageous canine friend. Despite the blindness of her dog—and her own heart—Laurie uncovered what she really needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all.

As Laurie and her dog, Mia, both learned to follow the lead of a master they couldn’t see, Laurie discoverd the transforming power of God’s selfless love even for imperfect and selfish people—and she experienced a greater love than she has ever known.

“Love is a bridge that stands firm through difficulties and connects one heart directly to another, not because of how it looks, but because of what it is.” -Kim Meeder, Blind Hope

My Review:

Warning: This book will completely change your life for the better and will require a healthy dose of tissues as well. This is the heartwarming story of Laurie Sacher who decides to adopt a dog one day without seeing the dog first. When she shows us the dog is not at all what she expected, she is reduced to half her body weight, has bad teeth and horrible breath and smells horrible. Yet deciding to leave the dog where she is, isn't something Laurie can do if she is being honest with herself. She decides to adopt this broken down dog because she can relate to feeling like a broken down person herself.

Over time, Laurie finds that when she spends time with her dog Mia, she discovers the life she has been missing with God is revealed to her in the time spent with Mia, from unconditional love and forgiveness to peace in the midst of a storm. Overtime, Laurie begins to see a parallel between her life with Mia and her life with God. I don't want to spoil the remainder but I can honestly say, this book has changed how I see my own personal relationship with God know and how I can live free from my emotions and be at peace with God.

I received Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher compliments of WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest review. I can't recommend this book enough to my fellow bloggers who love animals and want to experience a life changing relationship with God. I would easily rate this one a perfect 10+.

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Reviews From The Heart


Jen said...

Kim Meeder's books are wonderful, but you're quite right - most of 'em are "Two Boxers" :o) I'll have to look for that one.

Parsley said...

I have to read it. Have to.. Thanks Kat.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like the best read....How are things going ...I need to read some back posts...I have had so many littles that commenting and reading time has been scarce. Happy 4th

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Loren said...

Sounds wonderful!! Will be looking for this one

Love & hugs