This book has been patiently waiting for me to read it this entire month. It is part of a blog tour by Multonmah/Waterbrook Press, a book I thought might be inspirational, and perhaps humorous since one of the main characters is a dog named Mia.
Blind Hope is a fast read. Meeder writes of her friend Laura's relationship with her dog, Mia, drawing parallels along the way to Laura's relationship with God. Most of these parallels were so obvious that I didn't need them spelled out for me, yet Meeder does spell them out. While I know the audience this book is intended for is adult, I felt as I was reading that perhaps a young adult might enjoy this book more, or even someone a bit younger than that. Meeder's writing is so easy to understand, that this reminded me of some of the Christian devotional books my local grocery store carried during my childhood that I eagerly devoured.
While this story is about Mia, a dog that Laura adopts despite initial reservations based on appearance, and grows to love, it is very obviously a book that is trying to teach about faith and having a personal relationship with God. There are a lot of helpful lessons in this book, but it is certainly not the humorous, inspirational story I was expecting. I am happily passing on my copy to my church, suggesting my minister may find a good use for it when he works with our youth.
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