Thursday, July 29, 2010

Book Review: Blind Hope

BlindHope “Told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals the poignant life lessons that her friend, Laurie, experienced from her ailing, yet courageous canine friend. Engaging with 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.” ~ Blind Hope

About the Book: Blind Hope is the true story of a young woman named Laurie (as told through the pen of her friend and boss, Kim Meeder), and her journey from brokenness to restoration at the hands—er, paws—of her beloved pooch, Mia.

Although Laurie admits she wasn’t sure she was up to the challenge of caring for Mia in the first place (she had a host of health problems to overcome), she takes her in anyway because “it’s the right thing to do.” Then as the weeks and months progress, Laurie finds herself falling madly in love with her less than perfect dog, and discovers that Mia is exactly what she needed to get her life—and relationship with God—back on track.

My Opinion: When I agreed to review this book, I knew I’d be in for an emotional roller coaster. {In a good way!} As most of you know, I love and adore my little dog, Fernando, and would do everything possible to keep him safe. While I couldn’t relate to Laurie’s personal struggles, I could certainly relate to her growing feelings for Mia and the joy she felt as their bond deepened.

Blind Hope is certainly one of those stories that tugs at your heartstrings and makes you appreciate your life’s journey—both the high and low points. It also makes you realize that God can use something as simple as a dog to speak to us right where we are, and change us for the better.

Love and friendship; companionship and loyalty; trust and deliverance. Blind Hope has it all! Two thumbs up! :)

You can download the first chapter of Blind Hope here. To learn more about this book or for purchase information, please visit WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing here.

*I received a free copy of Blind Hope from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review purposes. No additional compensation was provided and the thoughts expressed are strictly my own.*

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