I recently finished reading the book Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher. It’s the story of Laurie and her dog Mia, the lives saved and friendships formed. As I began to read the story – set on the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – I remembered hearing Kim interviewed by Dr. James Dobson. When I heard the interview about the ranch, I remember thinking “I need to know more about this ranch.” Well, now I do.
Blind Hope is an easy/quick read. Had I been uninterrupted, I could’ve finished it easily in a day. In life’s time, I finished it in about 3 evenings. At 178 pages, it quickly moves through the inspirational story of love and forgiveness. Laurie chooses to “rescue” an unlikely dog – mangy fur, stinky breath and all. Through caring for the dog – choosing to love and lead Mia – Laurie finds what it means to really follow God – forgiveness, devotion and choice.
Blind Hope does not go into detail about the tumultuous pasts of either Laurie or Mia. I admit – I wanted to know why Laurie was so “broken.” I wanted to know what she did that led her to the choices she made. I appreciate, however, the writer’s chosen focus of the redeeming love of Jesus. While somewhat predictable, Blind Hope did make me smile fondly at my relationship with my dogs and the lessons I learn from them. I also reflected upon the level of my devotion to my Master.
To download and read the first chapter of Blind Hope, and to see a video featuring the authors, click here.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. And since I’m done with this book, I’ll be passing it on to a family that loves their dogs, loves their horses and loves their Lord.
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