BLIND HOPE : AN UNWANTED DOG & THE WOMAN SHE
Lauire'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 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 imperfect and selfish people -- and she experienced a greater love than she had ever known.
THIS NON-FICTION BOOK IS A QUICK READ, BUT NOT A LIGHT ONE. I'D EVEN GO SO FAR AS SUGGESTING THAT IT MIGHT JUST MAKE AN INTERESTING DEVOTIONAL STUDY. THE PARALLELS KIM AND LAURIE MAKE TO GOSPEL PRINCIPLES ARE VERY UPLIFTING -- SIMPLE TRUTHS, BUT ONES THAT DESERVE CONTEMPLATION.
FOR INSTANCE, WHEN MIA, THE DOG, STRUGGLES TO ADAPT TO HER INCREASING BLINDNESS, A STUBBORN STREAK HAS HER TRYING TO RACE AHEAD ON A CRAGGY BEACH. MIA KEEPS BUMPING INTO OBSTACLES -- A ROCK, A PIECE OF DRIFTWOOD, A STUMP. THE PANICKED DOG DISREGARDS HER MASTER'S VOICE AND CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS THAT WOULD END HER TRAUMA. HOW OFTEN DO WE FORGE AHEAD IN LIFE BASED ON OUR OWN WILL WHILE DISREGARDING THE FATHER'S?
EACH CHAPTER EXPLORES A DIFFERENT TRUTH ABOUT GOD'S GRACE IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND MANNER. THERE'S DEFINITELY MORE TO BLIND HOPE THAN A HEARTWARMING DOG STORY!