Mia who started life out as 'Angel' and living a hard life under a trailer is Laurie Sacher's adopted dog. Laurie heard about a dog needing rescued and picturing a beautiful companion which would bring Laurie acceptance and a certain status in the community, she eagerly went to the rescue. What she found challenged her determination to do a good deed and shattered her dreams of parading through town with a beautiful dog by her side.
In time Laurie's heart and life was completely changed as she listened to God as He talked to her through the life of Mia. She saw not only the transformation of her dog physically, but the growth Mia gained through hardship and trials. Mia's love, joy, perseverance, and acceptance as well as her disobedience and fears opened Laurie's heart to truths about her own life that she had never seen before.
This book is a detailed look into Laurie's emotional/spiritual life, without showing every moment of every day/week/month. I didn't like the chapter 'The Closet'. I sobbed through much of it, but it highlights and intensifies what happens next.
I highly recommend this book. Kim Meeder acts somewhat as a narrator. Kim basically sets the scene of each talk with Laurie where Laurie has shared a new revelation she has discovered by relating with Mia and listening to God. I'm not sure I care for the format of the book, but that is secondary to the messages shared. It is well worth reading.