Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher

Along with her husband Troy, Kim owns and operates Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in central Oregon.  They rescue abused and neglected horses.   But this book is about a different rescue, a rescued dog. 
Laurie had been a summer volunteer at the ranch and was then hired on as staff.  The ranch became aware of a situation where a horse and several dogs needed new homes.  Laurie desired to help a dog trapped in hardship.  The dog was starving, had matted hair and bad teeth and breath.  But Laurie went ahead and took the dog.  She then found out the dog was diabetic and was going blind.
Kim and Laurie do a great job of recounting the story of Laurie and her dog, Mia.  The account unfolds as the two women have lunch, ski, ride horses or work on the ranch.  Interwoven throughout the story are the lessons Laurie learned from her loving the dog and receiving love in return.  As Mia went blind, she found she could follow her master's voice, just as Laura realized we are to follow the Lord's voice.
This is a great book, almost a form of parable (but it is a true account).  It is a quick read (178 pages) but the lessons learned are much bigger than the size of the book.
This book was provided for review by the WaterbrookMultnomah Publighing Group.

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