Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Book You MUST Read in 2011 ~ Blind Hope




My Review:

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher is one of the more touching and inspirational true stories that I have read in a very long time!  I can't begin to stress to you that this is a book you have to read.  You don't even have to be a dog lover to appreciate this story of faith. Because this story is more about faith than it is about the actual physical rescue of her dog, Mia.  It is about a rescue both in the physical nature and more importantly the spiritual nature.  It is a touching true story of an abused dog that was rescued and transformed a woman's life.  Mia, the dog, made her new owner, Laurie, realized how much their relationship was like her relationship with God and how it is growing and changing every day.  I can't seem to explain it much better than the author's themselves in the video below.  The only thing that could make this book better is a Study Guide for use in small groups.

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FROM THE BACK COVER:

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





**I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.**

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