Item description for Bridge Called Hope: Stories of Triumph from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams by Kim Meeder...
Overview This collection of over 20 true stores from a ranch of rescued dreams shows the depth of God's love in the midst of great pain.
Publishers Description Cross Over Troubled Waters Hope is like the stars--always there, yet shining brightest in the blackest of nights. It is like the dawn, always rising anew. Hope is for everyone, and that includes you. This collection of more than twenty true stories from a ranch of rescued dreams unveils the heart of true strength and the character of genuine courage. Experience for yourself the kind of love and hope that change a person from the inside out. Because sometimes, just believing in someone is enough for them to start believing in themselves. It's the galvanizing truth that no matter how deep your pain...God's love exceeds it still. Sometimes, just believing in someone is enough for them to start believing in themselves... "Without raising his eyes to look at me, in a voice barely clearing the horizon of a whisper, he said, " "I know you don't love me... You just say that 'cuz you're an adult and it's kinda like your job. But I know you don't "really" love me." "Suffering and blessing balance on the same high wire, each giving stability and depth to the other. The one that we feel the most...is ultimately the one that we give the most. " "It was her eyes that gave her away. The conflict of her mortal illness versus her will raged behind them. Her body shouted, " "I'm sick and it's getting harder and harder to do the things I love " "while her indomitable will shouted back, " "Yeah, but I'm just a little kid, and little kids should get to ride horses " "What a relief it is when we begin to understand that it is within our hardships that truth is elevated from our hearts to our heads. " "During the darkest days I'd ever known, I was introduced to the unconditional love of a little horse and a merciful God, and my life has never been the same," says author Kim Meeder. And her book proves that hope is not only for us to keep...but to give. "Stirring, encouraging, and inspirational, "Bridge Called Hope" reminds us that hope is heaven sent for everyone, and that we, too, can make a positive difference in others' lives." "-Eric Close, Actor " "Kim Meeder vibrantly shares--and lives--an amazing story of hope and restoration. A triumph of recovery for wounded hearts " "-Louie Giglio, Director, Passion Conferences, and bestselling author " Story Behind the Book "I was moved to write "Hope Rising" and "Bridge Called Hope" because, when I needed it the most, someone shared hope with me and it saved my life. During the darkest days I'd ever known, I was introduced to the unconditional love of a little horse and a merciful God, and my life has never been the same. Everything in our life is about choices. We cannot control our circumstances, but we "can" control how we choose to feel about them. The pain that we feel in this life is certain. What is equally certain is how we choose to feel about the pain. It can destroy us--or it can define us. The choice is uniquely ours." --Kim Meeder
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More About Kim Meeder
Kim Meeder is the cofounder and director of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, an organization that rescues abused and dying horses and pairs them with children in need. Kim s first book, Hope Rising, propelled the ranch to win the national Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award and launched her extensive public/motivational speaking schedule at schools, churches, and governmental conferences across the United States. She and her husband, Troy, have been married for twenty-five years and live in Central Oregon. The size of their family fluctuates each year with the number of horses and kids that they rescue."
Reviews - What do customers think about Bridge Called Hope?
Inspiring May 20, 2008
Bridge Called hope was a great read, filled with inspiring, uplifting and triumphant stories that really help define the important things in life, that we should all be striving for. The emergance of Hope..
Great Author Apr 24, 2008
Kim Meeder is a great person. I've met her while attending a women's retreat here in Oregon. I have both books signed and she was giving them away. Both her husband and her have big hearts. They have a great ranch in Bend, OR. I have never been there, but I do plan on visiting with them, they only live 100 miles away. My horse will be 26 this year, and she's doing fine, but I've told Kim that when it's time to retire her, that she gets her. She's not a kids horse yet. But she loves attention.
I believe God has a purpose for us all. And to know that I met Kim, it's the greatest thing of all, and to get two of her books. She is a great down to earth person. Normal like the rest of us, lol.
Amazing and Wonderful books! Apr 13, 2008
Both Kim Meeder's books are wonderful...miraclous in fact! I bought them both and it's probably the best books I have ever purchased!Names of the books are: Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope. Would recommend them to anyone an d everyone!
The Voice of Healing Mar 21, 2008
One of the most touching, and powerful books I have ever read. I tend to be drawn to true life stories, especially with a Christian or inspirational message. This book had both.
Even for someone who doesn't love horses, this book is an amazing read, but if you know or love horses, you will understand the power that these beautiful creatures possess.
Kim Meeder presents the real life stories that will touch your heart and soul in ways you might not have realized. I would read every book that she writes, because of her beautiful writing style and her amazing gift and telling a story with a message.
Anyone who enjoys watching someone who is undergoing trials and tribulations, turn their life around and conquer internal battles of pain and anguish, will absolutely love this book.
Awesome Horse Interactions Mar 3, 2008
This collection of stories about how horses and humans can interact will touch the most hard-hearted among us. Not only do the stories relate the astounding human/ horse miracles that can take place, they also follow the author's walk of faith, doing the very things God has called her to do, putting everything on the line at times. For anyone who loves horses, or even those who don't, this book will inspire readers to look differently at animals in general and wonder what further things they can tell us. Reverence for all life should follow. Highly recommended.