"You must have a place to which you can go in your heart, your mind, or your house, almost everyday, where you do not owe anyone and where no one owes you--a place that simply allows for the blossoming of something new and promising."
- Joseph Campbell
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Author: Kim Meeder, Laurie Sacher
Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Multnomah Books
(July 20, 2010) ISBN-10: 9781601422804
An unwanted dog. An emotional rescue.Two lives forever changed.
Laurie's dreams had been shattered 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. In an attempt to soothe her aching soul, Laurie reached out to save a dog in need. And she soon began to realize 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 discovered the transforming power of God’s grace even for imperfect and selfish people—and she experienced a greater love than she had 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
If you love animals, especially dogs, Blind Hope will touch your heart as it did mine. It is the story of Mia and Laura, and the life lessons that were learned as they both followed the power of God. It is story of unconditional love, great trust, and acceptance. I give 5 stars***** to this inspiring book. Note: please be aware that it is a heavily faith based story.
(Thank you to Multnomah Publishing for my review copy.)