A Severe Mercy

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Harper Collins, Jul 26, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
18 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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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

This is a book I need to buy.. and re-read . Thanks to Booklady for reviewing this one. It was a bit tough for me, at the beginning, getting past the affluent, aristocratic culture of the Vanaukens. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

A very moving true story from the middle of the 20th century. It's about a married couple, deeply in love, and the way they find Christianity in Oxford. Some letters from CS Lewis are included, and the whole is beautifully written. Highly recommended. Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
The Shadow of a Tree
Encounter with Light
Thou Art the King of Glory
The Barrier Breached
The Deathly Snows
The Way of Grief
The Severe Mercy
The Second Death
INDEX OF POEMS BY TITLE AND FIRST LINE
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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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