A Severe Mercy

Paperback | May 26, 2009

bySheldon Vanauken

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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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This acclaimed story traces the idyllic marriage of Sheldon and Jean Vanauken, their search for faith, their friendship with C.S. Lewis and the tragedy of untimely death and love lost. It includes 18 letters by C.S. Lewis. A winner of the National Religious Book Award and the Gold Medallion Award.

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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.

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060688246

ISBN - 13:9780060688240

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read. I love the honesty and vulnerablity that the author showed in his writing. Although I don't agree with everything that was said, I appreciate the author's literary skills
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Difficult to Put Down...Impossible to Forget This is the story of Sheldon Vanauken and his wife Davy and tells of both their brief marriage, their spiritual awakening, Davy's illness and death. It is a man's heart felt attempt to find meaning in a death that came far too soon. It is impossible to read the book and remain dry-eyed so deep is the pain that Vanauken conveys. The couple formed a friendship with C.S. Lewis while at Oxford and his letters to Vanauken form a bonus for C.S. Lewis fans.
Date published: 2000-08-18

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This acclaimed story traces the idyllic marriage of Sheldon and Jean Vanauken, their search for faith, their friendship with C.S. Lewis and the tragedy of untimely death and love lost. It includes 18 letters by C.S. Lewis. A winner of the National Religious Book Award and the Gold Medallion Award.

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“A gem of a book . . . delivers an extraordinary impact on the reader.”