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Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Review: Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher

Blind Hope An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher is a 178 page paperback book (retail $13.99.) The story is about Laurie who had many shattered dreams before she went to work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch (which by the way is a real place.) The ranch is a place where broken horses and broken children have the opportunity to heal everyday. Laurie decides she is going to reach out to a dog in need of rescuing not realizing it's just what she needs to save her aching soul.

Blind Hope is a true story told through the voice of Kim Meeder that reveals the life lessons Laurie learned through her sick but very brave dog. Through her dog, Laurie finds what she truly needs the most: unconditional love, unconditional trust, true acceptance, and the power of God's Grace.

This a very positive ad uplifting story (although it has some very sad moments.) The story of the courageous dog Mia and the things she taught her owner are amazing. It is wonderful to see God working in some one's life through something as ordinary as a dog. I am a pet lover and have seen and heard of some amazing dog stories, but I admit Mia's to be particularly inspiring. I have to admit though, that I had a very hard time "getting in to" this book. I didn't feel like the characters were very well developed or described. Almost all of the story you don't get to "see" happening, instead you "hear" about it through conversations between Laurie and Mama "K." I felt that telling the story this way disconnected me from the characters and did not make me feel as though I was experiencing the story along with them.

I received a complimentary copy of Blind Hope from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.
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