Title: Blind Hope
Subtitle: An Unwanted Dog & the Woman She Rescued
Author: Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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
This is one of those gently but profoundly encouraging true stories that makes a significant impact on your life. Nothing in this book is a stunning revelation that you haven’t read before… well, aside from the fact that it is a true story that you probably haven’t read before… if you know what I mean. No, my point is that this book reminds us of gentle truths that we often let get stomped by the harshness of life. How to hear a master’s voice… you know, by listening. How to love the unlovely… you know, by realizing that you are the unlovely and yet someone loves you. The truths of this book are simple to see, but not so simple to allow to take root in your heart.
This book will make you cheer, might make you cry, but in the end, it’s just one of those encouraging books that we all need to read from time to time. No, it isn’t earth shattering– and yet, for the woman who lived it, it was. I recommend it for a lazy summer afternoon when apathy is ready to attack with full force.
I want to thank Multnomah for providing this review copy and I am excited to give it away in order for someone else to be blessed by it. Just leave a comment and tell me what lessons you’ve learned from a pet in your life!