The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie   -     By: Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter, Dana Wilkerson
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The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

B&H Books / 2012 / Paperback

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When you marry another person, you make a vow to love and cherish your spouse through thick and thin, as long as you both shall live. But what if that commitment is tested by serious illness, or financial difficulty? Would you stay together? Are there limits on how far love can go?

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter never expected their commitment to each other to be tested so early, when 2 months after their wedding, a car accident left Krickett with a traumatic head injury and in a coma. When she awoke several weeks later, her rehabilitation began, but Krickitt had no memory of her husband. The previous 18 months when they had met, fallen in love, and been married were completely erased. Kim and Krickitt had to start all over again with the stress of physical rehabilitation, mounting medical bills and amnesia against them.

In The Vow, the Carpenters share their story of how, against enormous odds, they stuck together, fell in love again, and kept the marriage vows they'd made to each other. They also share their Christian faith, and how it sustained them through their most difficult times. In this volume, you'll read about the true events that inspired the February 2012 movie starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, and see personal photos from Kim and Krickitt.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.67 (inches)
ISBN: 143367579X
ISBN-13: 9781433675799
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Publisher's Description

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.

When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.

And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, "I’m no hero. I made a vow."

Now available in trade paper with a new chapter and photo insert, The Vow is the true story that inspired the major motion picture of the same name starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Dear John), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Academy Award winner Jessica Lange.

Author Bio

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter have two children and live in Farmington, New Mexico, where Kim is deputy CEO for San Juan County, and Krickitt works as a substitute schoolteacher.

Synopsis of Book

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter met, fell in love and, in 1993, exchanged their wedding vows. Ten weeks later, the couple survived a terrible auto accident, but awakening in the hospital, Krickitt found herself married to a stranger. Amnesia resulting from the crash left her no memory of the previous 18 months and no recollection of Kim.

With Kim committed to his marriage vows and Krickitt maintaining faith she could again love a man she had apparently loved once, the couple began the long road to a rebuilt relationship, renewing their vows two years later.

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  1. Faith Builders Family Church
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The power of a Vow!!
    September 5, 2014
    Faith Builders Family Church
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I saw the movie..enjoyed it until I read the book and learned the whole story!! Very good book. Im glad they put the book out. What an amazing husband to believe God and not be offended. Love in Motion!!
  2. anita
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    the vow
    August 24, 2014
    anita
    very good book. wish the movie had been more of a true reflection of the book. after reading the book i was very put off by the movie
  3. ScoobyCheryl
    Guelph,ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book
    January 23, 2014
    ScoobyCheryl
    Guelph,ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I enjoy reading the story about what happen to her and her recovery
  4. Bubbles
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very inspiring story
    January 10, 2014
    Bubbles
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What an incredible story! I would definitely recommend this to anyone to read. My husband and daughter are both reading it as well and they are enjoying it. Now I just need to see the movie!
  5. Fred Sandefer
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspiring read
    October 4, 2013
    Fred Sandefer
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    I rented the movie of the same name with great anticipation & started to watch it, but found myself unhappy with how Hollywood chose to tell the story. There was no disappointment whatsoever with the book, however, as it told the story of Kim & Krickitt Carpenter. Throughout the chapters there were references to the couple's Christian faith & how it sustained them through a severe ordeal. It shows what it means to take one's marriage vows seriously & provides a sterling example of what perseverance through the tough times is all about. I would highly recommend this book for the story it tells as well as lessons it can teach about faith in God, faithfulness in marriage & navigating through difficult times in life.
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