One thing that gets me is that if you listen to liberal media, Christianity is all but dead in America and no one really cares much about God, values, or faith. If that is the case, then why do faith based books continue to rock the New York Times Best Sellers list as well as dominate movie trends? Faith based, inspirational, or straight up “I’ve seen God and I’m going to tell you about it” books that are in the New York Times Best Sellers List include “The Help,” “Heaven is For Real,” “The Vow,” “The Five Love Languages,” and “Heaven is for Real for Kids.” I would think it was as if someone had a hidden agenda to try to make people believe that no one is interested in things of God, faith, or inspiration anymore. Clearly, that is not the case, as it seems that “The Help” is going to have a phenomenal sweep at the Oscars and who knows; we may even see “The Vow” nominated next year!
“The Vow,” currently the number one film and the number one paperback nonfiction book, was written by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson and is the true story of the Carpenters who after being married only 10 weeks, were involved in a terrible car crash. Krickitt was in a coma and lost all memory dating back 18 months. She awoke from the coma with no idea who her husband Kim was. Krickitt, a devout Christian, and Kim pledged to rekindle the fires of their love, even if Krickitt could not remember her husband.
Kim Carpenter released a statement through his publishing house BHPublishing Group regarding the success of the film and book. He stated, “Krickitt and I feel very blessed that our story might give hope to others facing difficult circumstances and inspire them to stick together for better or worse, in sickness and in health."
Interestingly, the Carpenters story flies in the face of comments previously made by CBN’s 700 Club where he had given a pass to someone seeking a divorce from his wife with Alzheimer’s. The Carpenter’s may be one of the best examples of “in sickness and in health” in today’s Christian community.
Click below for a video clip of the real Kim and Krickitt Carpenter whose story is told in the top 2012 movie “The Vow.”