JOEY

27 04 2018

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At the height of his show career, this beautiful Appaloosa’s majestic stature, strength, and willingness to work made him the perfect partner. But when an injury cost Joey his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect. A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvation—and blind.

Then he came to Hope Reins—a ranch dedicated to helping hurting kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted. By teaching these children to care for rescued animals, the Hope Reins staff were convinced they could reach kids with love and hope and show them that we are never forgotten by God.

But could the financially struggling ranch afford to take care of a blind horse that no one else wanted? Could Joey somehow learn to trust people even though the world had hurt him so badly? And what would happen—to Joey, the kids, and Hope Reins—if they failed.

This book will have you going through many emotions.  It will make you mad, you will be laughing, and you will be crying.  You get to the point that you love Joey and his friend Speckles.  How Speckles helped Joey just warmed my heart.  With this being a true story, it meant that much more.  The faith that everyone has at Hope Reins is remarkable.  The ones who didn’t have faith, ended up getting it, which is even better.  Jennifer Bleakley did an awesome job in bringing out the personalities of all involved, not just Joey.

Jennifer Bleakley

Jennifer Bleakley, who has worked as a child and family grief counselor, earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Florida Southern College and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Jennifer leads a women’s Bible study in her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and speaks to audiences about God’s great grace and his delight in using ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. She writes print and online Bible curriculum for children and is a contributing author for She Believes online Bible studies. Jennifer lives with her husband, two children, and one frisky puppy. Connect with her at jenniferbleakley.com.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for this review.


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