A Severe Mercy

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HarperCollins, Jul 26, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
1036 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
Vanauken's prose is exquisite--a delight to read. - Goodreads
A very touching love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maxwell Anderson - Goodreads

I read this book and wept. And wept. What a love story. The best kind really. Full of faith, beauty, truth, friendship and sacrifice. Read full review

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User Review  - Hannah Brock - Goodreads

This is easily my favorite memoir of all time, possibly favorite book I've ever read. I reread it every year. 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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