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Win a copy of Standing Together by Carlos and Rosemarie Evans
For the next couple of weeks,
the I Read with Audra team is featuring
Standing Together by Carlos and Rosemarie Evans.
Read more about the book below, and enter to win a copy of your own at the bottom of the post.
You can also read the two-part interview with Carlos and Rosemarie by clicking below. Part 1 ~ Part 2
About the book:
true story of hope and courage in the face of astonishing challenges
his fourth deployment, US Marine Corps Sergeant Carlos Evans stepped on an
IED--and the loss of both legs and his left hand was just the beginning of the
struggle for his life.
the next two years, he and his wife, Rosemarie, went through the rehabilitation
process together. As a nurse and mother of two young children, Rosemarie was
used to caring for people, but the task of taking care of her triple-amputee
husband brought new challenges every day. In addition to his limb loss, Carlos
faced PTSD and developed an addiction to painkillers. He was sure Rosemarie’s
life would be better without him--and that it might have been better if he hadn’t
survived at all.
unlike the majority of marriages put under similar strain, Carlos and Rosemarie
stayed together. With the help of family, friends, and--most importantly--a
strong faith, they’ve built a solid marriage and discovered a ministry they
never expected. By the hand of God, their story, which began in devastation,
has turned into one that draws in and lifts up more people than either of them
would ever have dreamed.
only will disabled veterans and their loved ones find help here, Carlos and
Rosemarie’s captivating journey also speaks to those who long for stronger
marriages, care for loved ones with disabilities, or are facing a new normal in
their own lives, small or large. It is a powerful resource for leaning on God
in the midst of life’s great difficulties--and for finding ways that, through
faith, profound loss can bring incredible blessing. Read an excerpt from Kregel by clicking here.
About the authors:
Sgt. (Ret.) Carlos R. Evans is a minister with the Assemblies of God USA, a Wounded
Warrior spokesman, and a motivational speaker. Born in Puerto Rico, Carlos was
an avid athlete through his high school and college years. At university, he studied Theology and was
very active in his church. When the tragic events of September 11th occurred,
he felt compelled to join the family legacy of service in the US Marine Corps,
and originally planned to join as a Chaplain.
Carlos served three tours of duty in Iraq and was assigned
to Afghanistan for his fourth deployment. In May 2010, he was the squad leader
on foot patrol when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. The blast
took both of his legs and his left hand. Medically discharged after his rehab
at Walter Reed, Carlos served in the Marine Corps for eight years.
Rosemarie Evans, also a native of Puerto Rico, is an experienced nurse. She
is now a full-time caregiver and student working toward a master’s degree in marriage
and family from Liberty University. Carlos and Rosemarie live in Orlando,
Florida with their two daughters.