Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Blind Hope: Book Review and Giveaway
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.”
You can read an excerpt here.
About The Authors:
Kim Meeder is the cofounder and director of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, an organization that rescues abused and dying horses and pairs them with children in need. Kim’s first book, Hope Rising, propelled the ranch to win the national Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award and launched her extensive public/motivational speaking schedule at schools, churches, and governmental conferences across the United States. She and her husband, Troy, have been married for twenty-five years and live in Central Oregon. The size of their family fluctuates each year with the number of horses and kids that they rescue.
Laurie Sacher is a team leader at Crystal Peaks Youth. Laurie graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2003 and taught English as Second Language in Spain before returning to her native California roots to pursue her passion for kids and animals. When she isn't working at the ranch, Laurie enjoys running with her dog, snowboarding, hiking, horseback riding, and spending time in coffee shops with friends.
This is the heartwarming of one woman's journey through healing and hope. You will be reminded in such a beautiful way that no matter how we try to run away from God, He still pursues us. We just need to surrender and let God be God, and work through us. He brings us to Him in the most unexpected ways, such as the relationship between Laurie and Mia in Blind Hope. If you need encouragement in your time of need and uncertainty, you need to read this book! It is well written and a quick read, at under 200 pages.
I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Blind Hope by Kim Meeder with Laurie Sacher online through Waterbrook Multnomah. It is also available through your favorite local Christian bookseller.
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