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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


This book had me choked up from start to finish – I dare you to read this one and NOT cry!

Blind Hope is the heartwarming story of a young woman, Laurie, who rescues a needy dog.  As it turns out, “Mia” rescues Laurie right back and teaches her about life and God in some very unexpected ways.  I could identify with so many of the points made in this book and was able to “get” the concepts of how Laurie’s relationship with Mia often caused her to see her relationship with God in a brand new light.

I think those of us who are animal lovers may understand these analogies a little deeper than readers who have never had pets.   This book stirred up so many emotions within me… heart ached, soared and was filled with joy as I read about Laurie and her journey through life with Mia who is so broken and so needy and eventually goes blind.

Having adopted a rescue dog, I was able to completely relate to Laurie’s frustrations and struggles in building a relationship of trust with Mia – and the overwhelming elation when it finally happened.  Chapter 14 (The Closet) is the one that nearly did me in.   I won’t spoil it for you…….buy the book and read it for yourself!

Just make sure when you buy this book, you also buy plenty of Kleenex. It doesn’t end the way you expect!

* Blind Hope will be released on July 20th *

This book was provided free for review by Waterbrook Multnomah



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