Free Friday: The Vow

Happy February, everyone! Can you believe we’re already through the month of January?

To kick off the month of February, we thought we’d give away four copies of B&H Publishing‘s The Vow.

The Vow Cover

The book is a true story about newlyweds Kim and Krickett Carpenter who get into a bad wreck, leaving Krickett in a coma for weeks. When she finally wakes up from the coma, she doesn’t even remember who Kim is. The book tells the story of how Kim and Krickett, despite all odds, fall in love all over again. Check out this video interview they did with Ann Curry on the Today Show.

How’s that for a great story? We promise that you’ll need a box of tissues nearby while you’re reading the book.

Enter to win a copy by leaving a comment with your name. And, just for fun, tell us the name of one of your favorite books! Also, be sure to check out LifeWay‘s B&H Publishing Group, for more great books like this one.

By entering today’s giveaway, you affirm and acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules found hereToday’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends Tuesday (2/5/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.

Update: Congratulations to Karen, Pat, Dena, and Joey for winning this giveaway.


  1. Karen Styons says

    Last night I lost one of my dearest friends to Parkinson’s Disease. Over many years her husband has stood by her faithfully…in the last four years, spending his days going to the nursing home at least two times a day to be with the woman he vowed to love and cherish with his whole life, though she had no words left to give him, no arms that would work for her to reach out to him. He was there for her. No man could have loved her better or more. And they loved God together. Singing was one of the few connections Barbara had left; she loved her music and sang with a sextet in church for years. Roger would bring her to church faithfully until it was too painful to move her into a wheelchair anymore, which happened in the last several weeks. Like the couple in The Vow, Roger and Barbara were committed to love one another with their whole lives. “To be absent from the body is to be present with God.” Barbara now is in the presence of her Father, and her husband has fulfilled his vow to love her until death parted them. We do not know what this life holds for any of us. I look at my own husband of 40 years and know he would be that same kind of husband in similar circumstances…that he is my husband who loves me and loves our God first. A vow before God is sacred. I am grateful to the couple in The Vow for sharing their story in word and in film. This is the kind of love story both children and adults need to see as our country declines and refuses to grasp the meaning of love and commitment and honor. “How do they know unless we show them?” The vow does just that in a beautiful way. Just as Roger did that for my friend, in a beautiful way.

  2. Colette says

    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite books, besides the Bible, of course!! :-)
    I have not seen the movie yet but I would love to read the book! Thank you!

  3. Pat Wright says

    I would love to read the book “Vow”. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and win the book. And thanks for all of your blogs…I enjoy them!

  4. CA Scott says

    Don’t think I have a favorite book cause haven’t read just a book for a long time. But currently doing a Bible Study with Invitations From God by Calhoun and it is GREAT.

  5. Rowena Brown says

    Thanks for giving away this book! Happy February! My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Awesome story!

  6. Chellé Wargo says

    My favorite books (huge tie) are Believing God by Beth Moore and The Practice of the Presence of God by brother Lawrence. Would love to read The Vow!!!

  7. says

    The Bible of course is my all time favorite book. Another one of my favorite books is “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore. It has made such an impact in my life and changed my life through life lessons.

  8. says

    I would love to win one of these books! I have lots of favorite books….one of which is:
    The Busy Grandma’s Guide to Prayer
    A Guided Prayer Journal
    The Motherhood Club
    by Lisa Whelchel & Gentry Coleman
    I’ve been using this book for several years….I use it over and over every month.

  9. Michelle McClain says

    Would love to read this book! One of my favorite books is the devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

  10. says

    That is such a tough question, asking what one of my favorite book is! I have shelves full of them and each is a treasure. But, if I had to pick one to be my favorite, it would have to be the well worn one that I go to over, and over, and over again, day in and day out, known simply as my Bible. After that, I can start by narrowing it down by author: Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Shane Claiborne, Erwin McManus, Leslie Newbiggin, Leonard Sweet, Robert Webber…I tried to narrow it down!

  11. Diana B says

    I love, love this beautiful love story. The movie was wonderful and I look forward to reading the “real” story in their book.

  12. Amy Sadler says

    I cannot wait to read this book!!! I love books by Karen Kingsbury. I also loved the books, Facing the Giants and Fireproof.

  13. Dennis says

    I’m currently reading through one of my favorite sete of books (again), the Chronicles of Narnia. This book, The Vow, would certainly be a favorite for my wife. We’ve seen the movie, and although I’m not personnaly a big fan of “chick-flicks” this was a great film.

  14. says

    Would love to win a copy of “The Vow.” Saw the movie, but would like to read the book. Surely faith plays a bigger role than the movie suggests?

    Lots of favorite books–right now, Praying God’s Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp and Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt

  15. Jessica Bartolome says

    I’m 32 will be celebrating my husband’s and my 10 year wedding anniversary on Feb 16. I never really liked reading as a kid. I’m just starting to like reading somewhat now. I love this story and would like the chance to read the details (the book) if you would allow me a copy. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. God bless you.

  16. Nikki Jones says

    I have read so many wonderful books I can’t pick my favorite… But some of them are Unglued, Love & Respect, Heaven is for Real, Praying Circles Around Your Children…

  17. says

    I love all kinds of books! It’s so tough to choose just one. I just finished “Head Over Heels” by Karen Witemeyer, and it was amazing! Now, I’m reading “Picture Perfect” by Janice Thompson.

  18. Sherry Wright says

    I am a fan of Charles Martin’s books, one of my favorites is “The Dead Don’t Dance”. I also love the Father Tim books!

  19. Rebecca Anderson says

    I’d love to win a copy of “The Vow”. I just finished Steven Furtick’s “Greater” – good book:)

  20. Lisa says

    Hidden Joy in A Dark Corner by Wendy Blight is one of my favorite books! It has helped me find hope again and to learn to trust again!

  21. Susan Eakin says

    Thank you for this video and the movie to tell the story that marriage is about choosing to love in obedience to God even when it’s hard. My favorite book on marriage specifically right now is Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage. I hope to read the vow and share it with our community who is seeking to grow strong in their marriages.

  22. Shakendra says

    One of my most recent favorite books is “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. Would love to read “The Vow” as I loved the movie and can imagine the book is even better!

  23. Hope says

    I bought my second copy of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young recently- love it so much that I gave my first copy away to a dear friend who needed the same type of encouragement that the book offers! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  24. Letty Meek says

    I’d love to win a book. Just finished One Thousand Gifts and am starting A Marriage Without Regrets…30 years late, but it’s never too late to change!

  25. Kim says

    One of my favorite books is The Muir House by Mary DeMuth. It’s a remarkable story with wonderful grace-filled messages.

  26. says

    I absolutely love to read. I love readIng the Bible and a scripture suddenly leaps out and the Lord makes His presence oh, so known. My bookshelves are laden and I just started reading You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth. I would love a copy of The Vow.

  27. Leanne says

    Would love to read this book. Have so many favorites….Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is definitly one of them.

  28. says

    I loved this movie. You are right, I did need a couple of tissues! :) I don’t know if it makes it worse or better that it is based on a true story and she never got her memory back!!!

    One of my favorites in Gone with the Wind.

  29. says

    Other than the Bible, one of my favorite books is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It gives great insight to the human soul. Another favorite is It’s Not About Me by Max Lucado which changed my focus from me when first diagnosed with cancer to the Lord as sovereign God.

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