Hope Rising  -     By: Kim Meeder
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Hope Rising

Multnomah Books / 2003 / Paperback

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The nonprofit Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch rescues abused horses and pairs them with children who have been wounded by life circumstances. Visit the ranch via poignant stories, where hope is revived; lives are changed; and miracles still happen!

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 252
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1590522699
ISBN-13: 9781590522691
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

Kim Meeder has seen horses go where no one else can tread - stepping through the minefield of a broken child's soul in a dance of trust that only God can understand. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love washes away their barren places. Kim's ranch is a place where this miracle happens over and over again. It is a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality - a place where hope rises.

Where Wounded Spirits Run Free

Follow a horse where no one else can tread, through the minefield of pain that surrounds a broken child’s soul. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love revives their barren places.

In the presence of unconditional love, a mute girl speaks for the first time. A defiant teenager teaches a horse to trust again...and opens his own heart to love. A rescued horse gives a dying man his last wish. A battered girl finds love and protection in the friendship of a battered horse...

Come visit a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality—a place where hope rises.

Author Bio

Kim Meeder owns and operates Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in central Oregon with her husband, Troy . Crystal Peaks is a nonprofit organization that rescues abused and neglected horses and pairs them with disadvantaged children, offering the children a place of safety, peace, and learning.

Publisher's Weekly

A 16-year-old girl, mute since the loss of her parents, speaks her first words-to an abused and emaciated horse. This moment was really the birth of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Oregon, writes Meeder, the founder and operator of the ranch that rescues abused horses and gives disadvantaged children a chance to care for them. Readers will need an entire box of tissues handy for this collection of real-life stories of incidents at the ranch: two tough-as-nails boys minister lovingly to a horse that has, like them, suffered terrible neglect; in an answer to prayer, strangers donate hundreds of dollars so an impoverished girl can have a pony for Christmas. Most stories are emotional, even cloying, though some are comical and a few-such as one about a horse that was rescued too late to avoid being put down-sidestep the obligatory happy ending. The writing can at times be maudlin; far too many people are described as having "hollow eyes," for example, and the vignettes are encumbered by gratuitous adjectives intended to drive home a dramatic punch. Despite the over-the-top writing style, the emotions are real and intense. Readers will recoil from Meeder's gritty descriptions of the devastating neglect of horses and children, then cheer when it seems their interaction provides healing for both. Meeder laces the stories with her testimony of God's faithfulness and providence, making this an earnest and loving gift book for the Christian market. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouraging all the way around
    January 7, 2013
    Aunt Peg
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    This book was a great encouragement and help - Have re-read it several times.
  2. Kansas
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love in action
    March 18, 2012
    raroeder
    Kansas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you like true stories of compassionate love, you will love "Hope Rising" by: Kim Meeder.
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    my daughter and i love this book
    February 22, 2012
    Sammy
    clinton township mi
    Quality: 5
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    another great book by this author, full of excitement and lessons of trusting god and not ourselves.
  4. Titusville, FL
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Kim is a wonderful story teller.
    January 18, 2012
    kshells1
    Titusville, FL
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    This book is a must read for anyone who loves God, horses or children! It is so exciting to see what the Lord will do with broken children and broken horses because of His love and Kim's praying.
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    excellent read for those who are hurting.
    January 13, 2012
    Kris
    Wisconsin
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    God can take broken horses who need fixing to help heal children. God can use people too who just have a heart to reach out to others. Kim shares her heart and love for Jesus thru out the book, very friendly to share with a non Believer who finds it hard to understand the love of Jesus and the Cross.
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