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A Vow to Cherish Hardcover – Large Print, Feb 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large type edition edition (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786209844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786209842
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.9 x 22.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 553 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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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.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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They've vowed to love each other forever---"in sickness and in health." But when John's wife, Ellen, receives a devastating medical diagnosis, can their family weather the storm? Called "a must-see for all couples," this triumphant love story is a life-changing testimony to the power of God. Stars Barbara Babcock and Ken Howard. Special appearance by Billy Graham.

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.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
For those really willing to trust God Dec 16 2004
By Toni Shutt - Published on
Format: DVD
I just watched this movie and was moved to great tears over it. It brought back the memories of my dad so loving caring for my mom through her cancer and death no matter what others thought. The main thing we all need to know is that God promises never to leave nor forsake. We have never been told we won't have to go through, but that He will always be there along side. He can't take over if we don't let Him. It's a wonderful movie for those in need of faith and for those who only profess to be christians and have faith but don't really know God, and great for those of us who truly love God and cherish reminders of His mercy and grace. It's a must see.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful, touching story of God's care and strength Feb. 25 2005
By C. Percer - Published on
Format: VHS Tape
First of all, to the "Kid"----I probably once believed as you, that my life is mine to control, no matter what the circumstances, no matter how difficult. But, oh, the peace and blessings I received when I learned to rest in God's care in times of trouble. We are not robots, remote-controlled by some supreme being, as the "Kid" would suggest that this film is attempting to present; on the contrary, God nurtures and guides us when we are weak, as any father would his beloved chilren---for after all, we ARE His children.

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!
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
WONDERFUL MOVIE!!!!!! Dec 21 2004
By sharebear - Published on
Format: DVD
I cannot say adequately how wonderful this movie was. It touched my heart in a great way. I agree with the person who said that the kid who wrote the bad review lost the whole point of the movie. It is about real human struggles and pain. It shows how we all are human and we all have a great need for God. It shows that we can't do life alone, and that God truly will never leave us or forsake us. We have to run to Him. We must place our burdens on Jesus' strong shoulders because we were never meant to carry them alone. He truly offers us a peace that passes all understanding when we give our worries and hardships to Him. It illustrates the devotion of a husband to his wife through "sickness and health, in good times and bad," as he leans on the Lord for his strength. I really think all familys should watch this together as it is clean, has an awesome message, and will hopefully help people to have an even deeper appreciation of the ones they love!!!!! Everyone really needs to watch this movie. I cried like a baby because it really touched me in a powerful way.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Movie Dec 19 2004
By Debra A. Jean - Published on
Format: DVD
The person or rather the "Kid" wrote the review telling people not to see this movie I think missed the whole point of the story and should watch it again. This story was not about giving up. Alzheimer's Disease is hardly one that I would say so far no one in the medical world has found a cure for. It shows the deep faith and deep love the husband had for his wife and for his belief in Christ. We are all handed some cross or burden to bear and apparently this "Kid" has yet to go thru something so strong as this story to test his faith. And if nothing else, it holds value as a family movie for once with clean language.

Please, do watch the movie.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A Vow to Cherish Feb. 20 2005
By James W. Birmingham - Published on
Format: DVD
Get the tissues out, this is one great movie. It asks tough questions, and gives full proof (timeless) answers. The movie engages you and you become one with it. It is a movie you will want to share with others. This movie will make you a better person. It gives strength (through surrender) and triumph from love and fellowship with one another.

P.S. I think I saw the (Kid) in Church this morning (NOT)