A Vow to Cherish Hardcover – Large Print, Feb 1997
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From Library Journal
As Jake and Ellen Brighton prepare for a new life together on the eve of their youngest son's high school graduation, their life begins to fall apart. Forty-seven-year-old Ellen is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. While Ellen's mind and body degenerate, Jake questions God's justice in letting his wife suffer, and he confronts his own weaknesses as he contemplates breaking his wedding vows for the consolations and pleasures that intimacy with another woman will bring him in his time of need. First novelist Raney has fashioned a startlingly honest portrayal of love, commitment, and redemption in the midst of tragedy that will appeal strongly to fans of Janette Oke and Neva Coyle. Recommended for public libraries.
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About the Author
Award-winning fiction author Deborah Raney has a gift for dealing with difficult issues in a sensitive and compassion manner. Her 1996 release, A Vow to Cherish, was a fictional account of one couple's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Deborah's powerful portrayal of that painful ordeal won her a 1997 Angel Award.
As a popular writer, speaker, and stay-at-home mother of four, Deborah has her hands full. She is active in her community as a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer in her children's school, a member in her town's recreation-community education board, and yet manages to find time to write as well.
Deborah, her husband, author/illustrator Ken Raney, and their children all live in Kansas.
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Top Customer Reviews
Ils se sont voués à s'aimer pour toujours --- "dans la maladie et dans la santé."
Mais quand l'épouse de John, Ellen, reçoit un diagnostic médical dévastateur, on peut se posez la question suivante, est-ce que la famille pourra se sortir de cette situation ?
"Ce Film est un appel & un devoir pour tous les couples,"
"Cette histoire d'amour triomphante est un témoignage qui peut changer des vies, par la puissance de Dieu.
Avec Barbara Babcock et Ken Howard. Apparition spécial de Billy Graham.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I truly loved this film! I would suggest it to any married couple and to any couple planning or considering marriage, because it presents a touching lesson in faith and the fact that marriage vows are a loving, binding contract and are to be cherished as such. I'm sad to say that I had probably become slack in my ideas of such things as marriage vows in today's society, as divorce is so common today and so many marriage vows are taken very lightly. But this film was a reminder that the instructions in the Scriptures in regards to marriage have really not been altered through the centuries, and remain a serious commandment to commitment. It's a beautiful film which touches on so many aspects of married and family life, with God as the essential tie that binds them together. Ken Howard is as handsome and wonderful as ever, and Ozzie Davis is fantastic as his neighbor and mentor through his troubling times.
I highly recommend it----and, yes, like other reviewers have suggested----keep your Kleenex handy!
Please, do watch the movie.
P.S. I think I saw the (Kid) in Church this morning (NOT)
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