Kim Meeder encourages us to 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 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."I love good stories, and these are among the very best. Kim Meeder writes with a mesmerizing, wonderfully refreshing beauty. If your soul needs a fresh touch, reading this book is like opening a door and welcoming hope inside."
— 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