Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blind Hope - REVIEW and GIVE AWAY!

“Funny how all the previous relationships in my life have not been able to teach me what real love is – until I met and really got to know this dog.” (p. 59)

Laurie Sacher became the owner of a mistreated, blind, malnourished dog by accident…or so she thought. However, it quickly became evident that Mia – the dog – was no accident, but a God-appointment in Laurie’s life to draw her into an intimate relationship with her Savior. Because of the spiritual insight and strong life-lessons Laurie learned when she rescued this dog, she became a mighty tool in God’s hand to minister to others, who like herself, needed to be rescued from themselves and delivered into an intimate and loving relationship with their Heavenly Father.

I particularly love what I call the “title passage”: “Mia taught me that blind hope doesn’t grope around in the darkness trying to find the way. Blind hope doesn’t depend on what it can feel. Blind hope depends on what it knows! Authentic hope depends on what is true. Hope that is real doesn’t come from what we can see – it comes from our heart, from the inside out. It comes from Christ alone.” (p. 170) You will experience the truth of these words for yourself as you read the story of Laurie and her dog, Mia. God is always busy, in the most unexpected ways, transforming our lives into the image of His Son! Throughout this story, you will experience many “a-ha!” moments right along with Laurie. Your heart and your life will be touched by their story, and you will be comforted by knowing that God never leaves you alone! Sometimes He shows up with a four-footed, furry friend!


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.


Mocha with Linda said...

Don't enter me; I've posted the same giveaway yesterday! :-) But I didn't know there was a trailer.

adge said...

Please include me in the giveaway. I haven't seen this book before but it looks interesting. I haven't seen a plot like this either. Great review. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

Kav said...

This sounds like an amazing book. I LOVE dogs and, after watching the trailer, realize that it's based on a true story. Definitely sounds like a must read to me. Thanks for sharing.

Rv Shultz said...

Don't enter me either: I just wanted to say what a great review. As a supporter of CPYR & similar ministries I love seeing all the positive reviews of the new book. I've posted a link to your blog on the CPYR facebook group.


Sarah said...

I would love to be included in this giveaway. When I was out at CPYR this summer I met Laurie again but this time met her dog Mia and what a sweet, sweet dog she is. Laurie's life has changed so much because of this dog, and funny how we run away from God all the time He uses this as an illustration in her life.
This book is going to help so many people find their way back to the Lord.

The Tall One said...

I love how God uses animals to draw us closer to him. I met Laurie and Mia. Laurie is so genuine. She cares about her dog so much to do extensive training to help Mia find her way. Isn't that how God works in our lives? He gives us opportunities to learn and grow - but we have to choose what we will do.

KEGM said...

In the blessings I count from God, my dogs are one of them. I think he knew that we need someone to come home to after a hard day that is so exited to see us. And then there are those dogs that we learn strength from. What blessings they are.
Karen Miller

Cindy W. said...

Oh, I would so love to win this book. I love dogs so very much. This is definitely a book to add to my MUST read list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Cindy W.


Rachel said...

Please enter Ashley...my dog lover! :)

Kim said...

Cindy W - you are the winner of this drawing! Please be watching for my email!