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The Vow,¬†Kim and Krickitt Carpenter’s amazing, true story of faith and commitment and the inspiration behind the No. 1 movie in the country, topped the New York Times¬†non-fiction best-seller list in its first week of re-release.
From B&H Publishing Group,¬†The Vow¬†joins three other film-related, faith-based books as national best sellers, including¬†The Resolution for Men,¬†The Resolution for Women¬†and¬†The Love Dare, Nos. 10, 12 and 13, respectively on the¬†Times¬†paperback advice list.
“The phenomenal success of these books‚ÄĒeach dealing with the importance of faith and commitment in the family‚ÄĒshows the great hunger for encouraging and inspiring messages today,” said¬†Selma Wilson, B&H Publishing Group president. “The Carpenters,¬†Alex and Stephen Kendrick¬†and¬†Priscilla Shirer¬†are sharing needed and wanted truth and doing so in a way that encourages and engages readers.”
The Vow¬†traces actual events from the 1990s, when¬†Kim and Krickitt Carpenter¬†met, fell in love and married. Just 10 weeks later, the couple survived a terrible car wreck with Krickitt awakening in the hospital married to a stranger. The accident had claimed 18 months of her memories, including all recollection of Kim.
With Kim committed to his marriage vows and Krickitt maintaining her strong Christian faith, even if recent memories were gone, the couple began the long road to a rebuilt relationship, choosing to fall in love again and capping that with a second wedding ceremony and renewal of their vows almost three years later.
Their story inspired the No. 1 movie in the country, THE VOW starring¬†Channing Tatum¬†and¬†Rachel McAdams, which took in over¬†$40 million¬†its opening weekend.¬†The Vow¬†book, in addition to its No. 1 rank on the¬†Times¬†non-fiction best-seller list, also earned the No. 7 spot for combined non-fiction print and e-books. The book, originally released in 2000, launched again¬†Feb. 10¬†with an additional chapter and photos updating the Carpenter’s story.
“Krickitt and I feel very blessed that our story might give hope to others facing difficult circumstances,”Kim Carpenter¬†said, “and inspire them to stick together for better or worse, in sickness and in health.”
Also from B&H Publishing Group, three more books with connection to faith films maintained best-seller status.
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