Today I’m excited to host a book giveaway for the new book, Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See!
At the end of last year I was included in a group of folk who got to read the “galley” version of the book and contribute an endorsement and any suggestions. It was a nice welcome activity because I was so nauseous at the time in my pregnancy. But because it was half a year ago, and I was nauseous, I don’t remember enough to do a full book review, lol. So I’ll keep this rather short!
About the Book
From the back cover:
Joey needed a second chance.
The ranch needed a miracle.
With her fledgling horse ranch, Hope Reins, in dire financial trouble, the last thing Kim Tschirret needed was one more problem. But when she met Joey, a former prizewinning jumper who had been abandoned, neglected, and malnourished to the point of blindness, she saw in him the same God-given potential she saw in every abused and abandoned child her ministry was created to serve.
So, despite the challenges that would come with caring for a blind and wounded horse, Kim took a leap of faith and brought Joey home to Hope Reins.
But as Joey struggled to adapt to his new surroundings, trainers, and pasture-mate, the staff’s confidence began to falter. Could Joey learn to trust again―to connect with the children who needed him so badly? What if they couldn’t take care of Joey? And how much longer could they afford to try?
A heartwarming story of loyalty, friendship, and healing, Joey is a profound testament to the power of blind faith.
The trailer: (because apparently books have that sort of thing now)
In a nutshell, the book is about a blind therapeutic riding horse named Joey, the program director whose faith is greatly affected by him, and a few key volunteers and riders whose lives he changes.
This was the endorsement I sent them, though I’m not sure what they did with it because it’s not in the book, lol:
“As a believer and a Therapeutic Riding Instructor, it is wonderful to read a book about equine assisted activities from the perspective that it is God using horses to help people. This story is an encouragement to directors, instructors, volunteers, and horse enthusiasts alike in how success comes from God’s grace, the support of people He builds up around you, and the amazing horses he brings to a program. Joey was a delight to read – well-paced and absorbing. I’d definitely recommend it!”
It was a really enjoyable book to read. Both people involved in therapeutic riding and those unfamiliar with it would like it – I’m definitely giving a copy to my mom!
It’s definitely a faith-based book printed by a faith-based publisher. Whether you believe in God or not, I think you’d enjoy the book – just do know that a huge part of the story is how the horse affects peoples’ faith.
Buy the Book:
Enter the Giveaway to win a Free Copy!
I’m giving away *5* free copies of this book! It’s the soft cover version with a cute horse toy attached, as seen above.
You can win one by doing BOTH of TWO things:
- Leave a comment on this page (I’d love to hear your own experience with blind therapy horses, or you can just say hi!)
- Sign up using the form below
If you’re reading this in an email you will have to go to the blog itself to enter! Click here to go now.
Entries are open through Tuesday night 6/26/18. The winner will be drawn and contacted on the day after. Unless I have a baby. Then it might take longer.
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