A Severe Mercy

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HarperCollins, Jul 26, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
404 Reviews
Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

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One amazing love story - Goodreads
What a great love story. - Goodreads
Hard to read but very meaningful. - Goodreads
Very thought-provoking writing. - Goodreads
The prose, though a bit spare, is wonderful. - Goodreads
The CS Lewis exchanges were great too. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It's like the notebook but in real life and with a redemptive twist. Read full review

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User Review  - Heather Cervas - Goodreads

I LOVE this book. I read it once a year, usually in summer. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Sheldon Vanauken (1914-1996) was the author of Gateway to Heaven, The Glittering Illusion, and Under the Mercy, the sequel to A Severe Mercy.

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