Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher tells the story of an unwanted dog whose forlorn and broken heart and body called out to Ms. Sacher, and how, in their subsequent relationship, the dog became the agent of spiritual rescue to her owner. Together, Meeder and Sacher write about their own meeting and work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Oregon, where Sacher was moved to take ownership of a disabled pooch that she renamed Mia. In a completely disarming manner, Meeder relates a love story between Sacher and Mia as human and dog grew to trust one another one day, one bump, and one bruise at a time. Meeder parallels their human/canine relationship with the trust and love Sacher develops with God. With humorous and poignant asides, Meeder beautifully bridges the gap between the sad and silly, showing the lovely and forsaken aspects of the individual heart so powerfully that readers will be coaxed into revisiting their understanding of the rescue God readily offers to all.
Nice, heart warming tale that will tug at your heart. Short book (under 200 pages) that makes for a quick and compelling read.
My copy of Blind Hope was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah.