Review: Blind Hope

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: July 2010
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback , 208pp
  • Sales Rank: 30,894


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

My Thoughts

A very touching story about faith, love and hope.  I really enjoyed this story on numerous levels.  First, the whole idea that there are ranched in this country that are soley run to help heal animals and children just the same is amazing and I applaude all those to particapte in these programs!  The fact that Laurie agrees to adopt this dog without ever seeing it is touching to me and a teltale sign that God put this dog in Laurie’s path to help heal her.  It is awesome to see the growth Laurie expresses in caring for and loving this dog who is up again all odds and still loves and trusts beyond what it should be able to do.  This is a well written touching story, a great book for animal lovers.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.  All opinion are my own.

Five Question Friday!

1. Would you rather be on ABC’s Extreme Home MakeOver or TLC’s What not to Wear?

I would rather watch Extreme Home Makeover.  I will cry every time I watch it but they are interesting stories.

2. Do you have any tattoos?

I do I have a Celtic knot on my right shoulder – it is black and purple trinity knot

3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up?

All the time, since I live 2 miles from my parents and my parents watch my boys before and after school, things come up all the time.  Plus I live in the town I grew up in.

4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up?

Usually stop.  Sometimes speed up usually when someone else is on my tail.

5. What’s your preference: chocolate or chips?

Chocolate for SURE!