Hope Rising: Stories from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams - Kim Meeder This book took me a little longer than normal to finish it because I had to put down between stories as it kept tearing my heart out. The stories of healing and compassion are so very heartwarming but it was the author's own story of overcoming tragedy and how she managed to turn her life into one of servitude to broken souls that truly captured my attention. Many people would have sunk into a deep depression and a life of "why me?" but she instead turned it around to help others and if she got a little preachy I was able to brush it off because it seemed like her faith was something that helped her get through the rough days. This was a very inspiring book. I hope she someday writes a book based on her life and her struggles to get exactly where she is today.