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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blind Hope Review and GiveAway

An unwanted dog. An emotional rescue.
Sometimes the life you save may be your own.

Laurie had her own shattered dreams 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. Reaching out to save a dog in need, Laurie soon realized 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 discoverd the transforming power of God’s selfless love even for imperfect and selfish people—and she experienced a greater love than she has 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 Review:

Warning: This book will completely change your life for the better and will require a healthy dose of tissues as well. This is the heartwarming story of Laurie Sacher who decides to adopt a dog one day without seeing the dog first. When she shows us the dog is not at all what she expected, she is reduced to half her body weight, has bad teeth and horrible breath and smells horrible. Yet deciding to leave the dog where she is, isn't something Laurie can do if she is being honest with herself. She decides to adopt this broken down dog because she can relate to feeling like a broken down person herself.

Over time, Laurie finds that when she spends time with her dog Mia, she discovers the life she has been missing with God is revealed to her in the time spent with Mia, from unconditional love and forgiveness to peace in the midst of a storm. Overtime, Laurie begins to see a parallel between her life with Mia and her life with God. I don't want to spoil the remainder but I can honestly say, this book has changed how I see my own personal relationship with God know and how I can live free from my emotions and be at peace with God.

I received Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher compliments of WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest review. I can't recommend this book enough to my fellow bloggers who love animals and want to experience a life changing relationship with God. I would easily rate this one a perfect 10+.

If you would like more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy, please click on the link below:

For my faithful followers who would like a chance to win a copy of this fabulous book, please leave me a comment and let me know how an animal has changed your faith in God. This giveaway ends on July 7th. No P.O. Boxes and residents of the US and Canada only!


  1. Hi Kat,

    It's so good to be hear. Summertime has made it difficult to post and read blogs like I would like to.

    Our precious Golden Retriever, Fletch, recently passed away back in January due to a snake bite. Having him drew me closer to God because as I would walk him daily around the dam in England that we lived near, I'd be in prayer. That didn't always happen, but I did it often. The unconditional love we all felt for him was amazing and only God can bring about love like that for an animal.

    Thank you so much for all of the book giveaways. This sure sounds like a great read.

  2. When I was young, my dog Happy followed me everywhere. He was my best friend. My parents were divorced and my father decided that he wanted to take Happy to live with him. Every time my dad came to pick up Happy, my dog would run off and hide in the woods. I felt then that God was looking out for me, making sure my best friend was always by my side.

  3. Sounds like an excellent book. I'd love a chance to read it. Thank you for an opportunity to win it.

  4. i love inspirational stories...especially those w/ a dog in them...thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  5. When I was a child, my dog, Sugar, was always with me. He would stand between me and my Dad to try and protect me. I didn't know it then but now I do...Sugar was given to me by the grace of God, who had work for me to do in the future. Sugar changed my life many times over.
    Praise God.

  6. God has given us pets who love us unconditionally just like His love for us!

  7. I have a wonderful Shih Tzu who has taught me alot.
    What a joy to have a pet who loves you unconditionally.
    I would love to win this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  8. Thanks for stopping by Titus 2 in Action today and for leaving your comment.

    I thought this book looked like something I would like to read. I loved the title.

    I'd love a chance to win this book!

    Blessings, Stephanie

  9. Oh Kat, I would love to win this book but unfortunately we are all so allergic to animals I don't have a story to tell!!

    Great review, really sounds good!!

  10. Hi Kat, As you know I have a big heart when it comes to dogs and this book sounds great so please enter me-hope I've made it in time.
    You are such a blessing and I love visiting with you-just wish you were closer so we could have fun in person.
    Hugs, Noreen


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