Book Review - Blind Hope

(No romance involved)



Overall Opinion: 

Blind Hope was my first by Kim Meeder and I was happy with the encouraging and inspirational thoughts that were etched into the pages. The story of Chiquita Mia(Mia for short) and her owner, Laurie, touched my heart. I enjoyed learning about the lessons Laurie learned from her dog and how through Mia's unwavering loyalty, though maybe a bit fiesty at times, Laurie recognized that her relationship with God was lacking, at the least, and that she was in need of His life giving grace. 

While I did find this book a bit soft at times, there were several things pointed out that I couldn't agree more with.  Laruie learns that love isn't a feeling, but a choice. She learned this when she acquired Mia and she wasn't the pretty, blue-eyed dog she'd expected. Still, she felt obligated to take Mia home - so she did. And she gained a best friend who taught her more about life than she ever could have imagined.
Another thing I found that I loved about the book is that Laurie realizes that happiness is choice; not just something some people are gifted with.
"Well, I'm learning through the actions of my dog that happiness is a choice; it's not something that just happens to people. I'm responsible to choose it - not to wait for it to choose me. I heard recently that happiness is based on our outward circumstances, but joy - real joy - comes from the inside, from God." 
I loved that! SO true!

All that being said, I did find the book a bit lengthy and not too unique. I have a book called Lessons From A Sheepdog that had pretty much the same idea...and 112 pages shorter. I did enjoy Lessons From A Sheepdog more than Blind Hope, but both showed the amazing lessons a dog can teach you. 

This book was perfectly clean and I would recommend it for ages 12 and up, as I don't believe anyone under that age would enjoy it. Meeder's writing was exceptional and her descriptions were detailed. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet, simple story about an unwanted dog, and the woman she rescued.

If you are interested in purchasing Blind Hope, go HERE!

I received this free book in return for an honest review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own


Post a Comment

Photo credit: Lori Warman