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A Severe Mercy (With Eighteen Letters By C S Lewis)

Sheldon Vanauken

A Severe Mercy (With Eighteen Letters By C S Lewis)

Sheldon Vanauken

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Sheldon and Davy Vanauken knew at once that they shared the most rare of loves. Basing their lives on a dogma of complete sharing and a unselfish focus on what was best for both, they created what they dubbed the "Shining Barrier" to safeguard their tiny, self-sufficient world of two from everything else. Then an Oxford don named C.S. Lewis came into their lives, bringing with him a Christianity unlike that which they had scorned years before, and they started to wonder if they were as untouchable by the world as they had once thought. When both became Christians, their love continued, stronger than ever. But when Davy became fatally ill, everything they thought they understood was again called into question. A Severe Mercy is Sheldon' s story of the love he and Davy shared, and his struggle to cope with her sickness and death. His journey of theological exploration is buttressed throughout by remarkable letters from C.S. Lewis that offer compassion and theological insight.

Contents:
1. Prologue: Glenmerle Revisited
2. The Shining Barrier (The Pagan Love)
3. The Shadow Of A Tree
4. Encounter With Light
5. Thou Art The King Of Glory
6. The Barrier Breached
7. The Deathly Snows
8. The Way Of Grief
9. The Severe Mercy

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Sheldon and Davy Vanauken knew at once that they shared the most rare of loves. Basing their lives on a dogma of complete sharing and a unselfish focus on what was best for both, they created what they dubbed the "Shining Barrier" to safeguard their tiny, self-sufficient world of two from everything else. Then an Oxford don named C.S. Lewis came into their lives, bringing with him a Christianity unlike that which they had scorned years before, and they started to wonder if they were as untouchable by the world as they had once thought. When both became Christians, their love continued, stronger than ever. But when Davy became fatally ill, everything they thought they understood was again called into question. A Severe Mercy is Sheldon' s story of the love he and Davy shared, and his struggle to cope with her sickness and death. His journey of theological exploration is buttressed throughout by remarkable letters from C.S. Lewis that offer compassion and theological insight.

Contents:
1. Prologue: Glenmerle Revisited
2. The Shining Barrier (The Pagan Love)
3. The Shadow Of A Tree
4. Encounter With Light
5. Thou Art The King Of Glory
6. The Barrier Breached
7. The Deathly Snows
8. The Way Of Grief
9. The Severe Mercy

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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.
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Meet the Author

Sheldon Vanauken

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

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Prologue: Glenmerle Revisited
  • 2. The Shining Barrier (the Pagan Love)
  • 3. The Shadow Of A Tree
  • 4. Encounter With Light
  • 5. Thou Art The King Of Glory
  • 6. The Barrier Breached
  • 7. The Deathly Snows
  • 8. The Way Of Grief
  • 9. The Severe Mercy

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  • Catalogue Code 132405
  • Product Code 0060688246
  • EAN 9780060688240
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category C S Lewis
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Oct 1992
  • Sales Rank #17912
  • Dimensions 197 x 140 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.200kg

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