“The Vow” by Kim and Krickett Carpenter

The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the MovieThe Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Kim Carpenter

Narrative Non-Fiction, Memoir, Inspirational, Christian
Paperback, 183 pages
Published February 10th 2012 by B&H Books (first published 2000)
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The Vow is the story of Kim and Krickett Carpenter, the true events the inspired the movie. The Carpenter’s lives changed forever only 10 weeks after they married. Their first holiday as a married couple, Kim and Krickett head to Krickett’s home for thanksgiving. On the way, they are in a terrible car accident, and Krickett sustains a serious brain injury.


This is a story of love, faith, and perseverance. It is an inspiring true story of a couple brought together by God, and sustained by God. Because of their faith in him, they stay true to their vows. Kim must stay strong and faithful even though Krickett might no longer be the woman he married. Kritkett must trust God, Kim, and her family implicitly because she has no memory of ever meeting or marrying Kim.


This story tells us that no matter how hard life is, no matter your circumstances, by trusting in God, he will work things out for your good and use you for his purpose.

I LOVED this book. When I was reading it, I couldn’t help but talk about it all the time to whoever was around to listen. The Carpenter’s lives were far from easy, but they trusted in God, and, over time and after a lot of effort, things worked out for the best. I really appreciated the many important messages the Carpenter’s story had to offer. It shows that love, although an emotion, is more than that. Love is a feeling, but, more importantly, it’s a choice. One that we have to make every morning when we get up. Some days it’s a fairly simple choice. But other days, it’s difficult, and we have to decide whether to endure. Kim and Krickett, your story was such a blessing to me! Thank you very much.

I recommend this book to everyone ever.
More realistically, I recommend this book to those who enjoy non fiction, autobiographies, and Christian books.