Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Blind Hope

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog & the Woman She Rescued by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher


(For review from Waterbrook Multnomah)

Check out the Giveaway Details at the end of the post!

Synopsis:

An unwanted dog. An emotional rescue.
Sometimes the life you save may be your own.

Laurie had her own shattered dreams 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. Reaching out to save a dog in need, Laurie soon realized that the dog was rescuing
her.

An inspiring true story told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder,
Blind Hopereveals poignant life lessons Laurie experienced from 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 discoverd the transforming power of God’s selfless love even for imperfect and selfish people—and she experienced a greater love than she has ever known.


“Love is a bridge that stands firm through difficulties and connects one heart directly to another, not because of how it looks, but because of what it
is.” —Kim Meeder, Blind Hope

Thoughts:

Most of you know that I am a dog lover. I have two wonderful pooches. Lady, who is getting old and needs a lot of care and Sundae who is young and full of mischievousness. Blind Hope is a book about a dog, Mia and how she was rescued by a woman named Laurie, but in turn ended up rescuing her new owner. I have a soft spot for abandoned dogs and work with a rescue group in my community. I loved the fact that Laurie felt compelled to take this dog with ailing health. It's a big responsibility to care for an animal and even more so if that animal has any problems.

This is great book that dog lovers will really enjoy, but it's more than that. Mia, was able to teach Laurie a lot of things about life and about God. Through Mia's blindness Laurie was able to see what trust was all about. Mia had to listen to Laurie's voice in order to know where to go and where the dangers were, just as Laurie had to listen to God's voice in her own life.

This is a short book that can be read quickly. But, it will stay with you a lot longer. It is set up in an interesting format. The two authors are basically having conversations together and the reader is able to become a part of that. Very different from your average format for a book.

I really liked this one and I'm giving it 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!




I am privileged to be able to give away one copy of Blind Hope!

GIVEAWAY

1.) There will be one winner, and I will be sending out the book.
2.) You must be a follower of this blog.
3.) You must leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address, so I can contact you.
4.) Deadline for the giveaway is Midnight, EST on August 11th.
5.) This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+ 5 for following me on Twitter @justpeachy36
+5 for being an old follower
+3 for being a new follower
+5 for entering any other contest I have going on right now (check sidebar)
+5 adding the giveaway to your sidebar
+10 for getting the word out about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or other social media sites (remember to leave your links)

12 comments:

Chrizette said...

Hi Debbie

I am also definately a dog person! I am an old follower and have blogged about the competition (http://allthedaysof.blogspot.com/2010/07/debbies-book-bag-is-offering-some-blog.html)

Thank you for hosting!

(baychrizATgmailDOTcom)

buddyt said...

+5 for being an old Follower via GFC

I think I would like to read this book so please enter me for the giveaway.

Thank you.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

StephTheBookworm said...

This sounds so great! Please enter me in.

+ 5 old follower.

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :D

+5 old follower.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mystica said...

I'd love to b included. Have two dogs who are the life and soul of the house!

+ 5 old follower

mystica123athotmaildotcom

rbooth43 said...

I love dogs, too. I just had to tell you about my niece from Colorado Springs, Colorado because she trains puppies from eight weeks old for Paws With A Cause as Assistance Dogs that helps people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support which encourages independence. A very worthwhile cause and she volunteers her time to do this.

rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

Pink said...

The book sounds absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the review! I can't wait to get my hands on the book. :) Thanks so much for making this international! I am a new follower so it's 4 entries in total. You can contact me through luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Thanks again!

Marjorie said...

I love to read stories of our little pets, I have a beautiful
Shih Tzu.
I would like to win this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie said...

I forgot to tell you I am an old follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

+5 old follower

I love dogs and books about dogs. Have read a lot about this book and would really love read it.


CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds so great, I would love to read it. I am a new follower.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Joy said...

I would love to win this book!
jhoorm01atyahoodotcom.
I just became a follower of your blog.