Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blog Tour: Blind Hope

Blind Hope

I actually read this book, Blind Hope, about a month ago. It's short but what a powerful story inside of it! I read the entire 178 pages in about two days. The story in and of itself is good. However, what struck me were the insights that Laurie shared. She learned so much taking care of her dog Mia and was able to relate that to our relationship with God. It was very powerful and I would highly recommend reading it, but have a tissue or two handy.


From the publisher:

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.

Click here to download the first chapter to read.


Kim Meeder is the cofounder and director of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, an organization that rescues abused and dying horses and pairs them with children in need. Kim’s first book, Hope Rising, propelled the ranch to win the national Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award and launched her extensive public/motivational speaking schedule at schools, churches, and governmental conferences across the United States. She and her husband, Troy, have been married for twenty-five years and live in Central Oregon. The size of their family fluctuates each year with the number of horses and kids that they rescue.

Laurie Sacher is a team leader at Crystal Peaks Youth. Laurie graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2003 and taught English as Second Language in Spain before returning to her native California roots to pursue her passion for kids and animals. When she isn't working at the ranch, Laurie enjoys running with her dog, snowboarding, hiking, horseback riding, and spending time in coffee shops with friends.

You can purchase a copy of the book here or here.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

1 comment:

  1. I am reading the book right now. Laurie is actually a friend of ours - we spent many days at the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch with our boys. The confidence that the volunteers gave my boys to be leaders of those strong animals-made them strong. There is a peace that engulfs a person as the walk up the hill to the ranch. Kim is as wonderful in person as she is in her writing, her husband a strong leader to the ranch and community. :) I waited til after VBS so I could feel like I was sitting with the girls reading the story at the beach. My favorite line from the book - The grass is not always greener on the other side - its greener where you water it.


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