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Most of the world around us is dying without hope. Friends, co-workers and family members are struggling to find their way through the darkness of sin and suffering. But Jesus has not abandoned the souls He came to save; He wants you to make a difference! He is calling you to carry His life-giving love into places of brokenness and sorrow. Genuine revival happens when passion for God breaks through human restraint and ignites one heart after another with the flame of His love.
With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God's presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This--this is revival rising.
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“Kim Meeder is a gifted storyteller who has an incredible passion for pointing people toward the healing power of Christ. I have been privileged to welcome her as a guest on the Focus on the Family Broadcast several times, and she never fails to bring uplifting words of hope and encouragement. Kim’s love for those who bear deep emotional wounds is especially evident in her ongoing work with children at the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. I can relate to some of those kids because as a child, I was shaken and torn. I have experienced what it is like to feel lost, adrift and disconnected from anything resembling stability and wholeness. Kim’s heart is to help those precious kids understand their identity in Christ. It is impossible to overstate just how important that is! As you will discover in the pages of this book, Kim has a unique awareness of God’s presence and the movement of His Spirit in the everyday moments of life. This acuity reminds me of the words of David when he wrote, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7 ESV). Kim understands that we cannot hide from God. He knows us and He is with us always, even in the darkest of moments when we feel as if He is far away. His hand is evident in every situation if we will just take time to look for it, and that is what Kim so brilliantly captures. God is with you. He loves you. His Spirit surrounds you, indwells you and nourishes you. These are themes that are repeated over and over throughout the pages of Revival Rising. I am thankful that Kim has shared this faith-affirming and spiritually enriching message with her readers. It is something we all need to hear!”
— JIM DALY, President, Focus on the Family
“Bold, riveting, adventurous. Kim’s passion for time spent in God’s restorative ‘wilderness place’ is matched only by her burning desire to share His redemptive love with the world. For such a time as this, Revival Rising reaches deep into the soul, destroying strongholds and reigniting the transformative fire within.”
— ERIC CLOSE, actor, director
“Kim’s fierceness and love are front and center as she shares what she has received from the God of the universe. Revival Rising shows how horrific tragedy and incredible blessing can be beautifully woven together. The stories and challenges in this book have strengthened my trust in God.”
— JOHN M. TROYER, executive director, Helping Network
Offering miraculous, inspiring stories of lives and circumstances transformed by the Holy Spirit, author and speaker Kim Meeder shows that God isn't calling us to fully understand Him; He is calling us to fully trust Him. Through everyday practical ways, Kim encourages readers to pursue Him more passionately and to trust Him more fiercely. The wild beauty and glory of our God are calling. And in this hallowed, thrilling place, we will see His face reflected in the miraculous—and we will experience the limitless nature of our wild God.
Praise for the Book
"God is present in these pages. Read them and be invited to the wildest adventure of all--living moment by moment in partnership with the most wonderful Person you will ever know."
— STASI ELDREDGE, best selling author, Becoming Myself; co-author (with John Eldredge), Captivating and Love and War
"Kim Meeder inspires us to believe and follow the God who transcends our limits and calls us to venture forward with the confidence of knowing that He has our best interests in mind."
— JIM DALY, president, Focus on the Family
"Kim's masterful language in Encountering Our Wild God shows not only a life immersed in continual wild devotion to the Spirit, but a lifestyle that flows directly from that wildly wonderful place. Her book is a very not-boring devotional of sorts that colorfully illustrates the rich personality of our precious God, who rules the universe perfectly and yet is incredibly enjoyable to be with. This book will upgrade the color of your life from drab to brilliant by connecting you to the wildly adventurous Holy Spirit in a way that is reachable for all who immerse themselves in its pages."
— JENNIFER EIVAZ, executive pastor, Harvest Christian Center, Turlock, California; founder, Harvest Ministries International; author, The Intercessors Handbook and Seeing the Supernatural
Real beauty isn’t a “look,” it’s an action. Beauty is forged by making one life defining choice—to lay down personal ambitions and selfish desires, pick up your sword of encouragement, and fight for those around you who are losing their battle for hope. From this fierce furnace pours lasting value, fulfillment, and joy, the template of a beautiful heart.
In Fierce Beauty, Kim shares inspiring true stories from her own life of adventure, love, and loss, her struggles with self-acceptance, knowing God, and what it means to truly stand for Him. Discover life lessons about trust, transformation, surrender, forgiveness, and genuine purpose.
Includes discussion guide for individuals or groups.
Praise for the Book
— CAROL KENT, speaker and author of Between a Rock and a Grace Place
"Kim Meeder knows firsthand the courageous heart adventure of healing. Fierce Beauty will empower you to recognize your surrendur to the King as the most powerful road to purpose, strength, and beauty."
— DR. JULI SLATTERY, author, family psychologist, Focus on the Family co-host
"In Fierce Beauty, Kim Meeder recounts lessons learned through her own journey and awareness of God all around her. Her words will open your heart to receive and embrace truth from God's Word that is able to set even the most captive heart free. I was challenged and encouraged and am certain you will be too!"
— MEREDITH ANDREWS, recording artist
Laurie's dreams had been shattered before she came to work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch—where broken horses and broken children encounter healing hope every day. Attempting to soothe her own aching soul, Laurie saved a dog in need and soon realized that the dog was rescuing her. Blind Hope shares poignant life lessons Laurie experienced from her ailing, yet courageous canine friend. Despite the blindness of her dog—and her own heart—Laurie uncovered what she needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all.
Laurie and her dog, Mia, both learned to follow the lead of a master they couldn’t see with their eyes. In the process, Laurie discovered the transforming power of God’s grace even for imperfect and selfish people. And through her brokenness, she experienced the greatest love she’d ever encountered.
“Genuine love is a bridge that stands firm through difficulties and connects one heart directly to another, not because we deserve it, but because we need it.”
-Kim Meeder, Blind Hope
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— ROXIE MUDDER, volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind
"With humorous poignant asides, Meeder beautifully bridges the gap between the sad and the silly, showing the lovely and forsaken aspects of the individual heart so powerfully that readers will be coaxed into revisiting their understanding of the rescue God readily offers to all."
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"On her ranch in Oregon, Kim Meeder brings wounded horses and broken kids together and sees healing miracles on a regular basis. Blind Hope, a wonderful analogy of how God sees and loves his children, shows how a blind and ill dog named Mia helped to bring healing, love, and acceptance to the young woman who rescued her. Laurie's statement 'My dog is blind...and now I see' is the story of all of us. This book could change your life."
— LAURAINE SNELLING, author of No Distance Too Far, all the Red River series, and One Perfect Day along with many other novels
Read and experience a love and hope that redeems a person from the inside out. This collection of true stories unveils the heart of pure strength and the character of genuine courage. It fans into flame how often, simply believing in someone is enough for them to start believing in themselves. It is this belief that galvanizes the truth that no matter how deep your pain is . . . God’s limitless love for you . . . is deeper still. Kim recounts, “During the darkest days I’d ever known, I was introduced to the unconditional love of a little horse and the limitless mercy of God, and my life has never been the same. Because of this transformation in my own heart, I now understand that genuine hope was never meant for us to keep. It was always meant to give away.”
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— LOUIE GIGLIO, Director, Passion Conferences, best selling author
"Kim Meeder proves that even in our fallen world, hope is not lost. Despite horrific pasts and deep pain, God's mercy is shown true as wounds are healed and hope is restored."
— MIKE YANKOSKI, Author, Under the Overpass
"As in her debut novel, Hope Rising, Kim Meeder again shares with us the blessings of hope fulfilled. In Bridge Called Hope, Kim uses her inimitable gift of storytelling to transport us to the world of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch -- a place where the flames of hope of reignited, broken lives find healing, and mountains are moved. 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
In the presence of unconditional love, a mute girl speaks for the first time. A defiant teenager teaches a horse to trust again, and in the process, 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, where wounded spirits break the chains of the past and run free. Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch is a place where all that He is—love, joy, peace—is moving. It is a place of His hope rising.
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— ALICE GRAY, bestselling compiler of Stories for the Heart
"Wonderful...Exhilarating...Inspirational... Kim Meeder captures that special bond between humans and horses, telling us why it's the little things that make each day worth living."
— BEN WESTLUND, Oregon State Representative
"Hope Rising details the amazing accounts from a special ranch that I have been privileged to support. These memorable stories will touch you deeply."
— BEV CLARNO, Oregon State Senator