Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blind Hope

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 voicce of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals poignant life lessons Laurie experienced through 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 the imperfect and selfish people - and she experienced a greater love than she had ever known.


I found this book extremely inspiring. Laurie almost reluctantly adopts Mia, a dog who is in desperate need of someone to care for her. The relationship starts off slowly but grows strongly. Definitely an inspiring story that tells us what you see at first isn't necessarily what you get. I would recommend this to everyone!


Kim Meeder is the author of Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope. Along with her husband, Troy, she owns and operates Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in central Oregon. Crystal Peaks is a nonprofit organization that rescues abused and neglected horses and pairs them with disadvantaged children, offering the children a place of safety, peace and hope. In 2004, Kim received the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award, one of the nation's highest honors for public Service.

You can find the book and purchase it at, Barnes and Noble and Christian Books.

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


I am happy to say that the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group has provided me with a copy to giveaway to one of my treasured friends here on my blog so if you would like a chance to win your own copy, please leave me a comment here on this post. Since I am at camp, I will try to draw a winner on August 9th, 2010. Good luck to all of you!

Take Care,




  1. That looks like a wonderful book Debbie!!! Hope you enjoy these last weeks at camp:)

  2. This looks like a thoroughly enjoyable book. This past week my son brought us two six-week old kittens and a young pup that someone had dumped on the road in a rural area.

    I really enjoy your blog (and recipes) and have joined the Prim Pals Forum. We are directly west of you on the other side of the state SW of Springfield. Also used to raise Alpine goats.