A Severe Mercy Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

A Severe Mercy


  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062116703

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A Severe Mercy Excerpt :

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.

A Severe Mercy Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

A Severe Mercy


  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : Walker Large Print
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 0802725783

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The author recounts his courtship and marriage, friendship with and guidance by C.S. Lewis, the transforming presence of Christ in his and his wife's lives, and his wife's faith-testing, final illness

A Severe Mercy Book

A Severe Mercy


  • Author : Mark J. Boda
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 633
  • ISBN 10 : 9781575066844

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A Severe Mercy Excerpt :

The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs’s. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the “word views” and “literary shapes” of the “texts taken individually and as a whole collection.” For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the “word views” of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda’s study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.

Under the Mercy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Under the Mercy


  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988-09-01
  • Genre: Anglicans
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 0898702135

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Sequel to the runaway bestseller A Severe Mercy

Sheldon Vanauken Book

Sheldon Vanauken


  • Author : Will Vaus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1935688030

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Sheldon Vanauken Excerpt :

The life story of Sheldon Vanauken is one of adventure, romance, conversion, grief, and recovery. Much of this was chronicled in the autobiographical bestseller, A Severe Mercy.However, a good deal of Vanauken's fascinating life remained shrouded in secrecy ... until now. Through a process of careful historical research, including interviews with Vanauken's many friends, colleagues, and students, Will Vaus reveals to the reader the numerous facets of a complex character. In this biography we discover: Vanauken the struggling student, the bon-vivant lover, the sailor who witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the seeker who returned to faith through C. S. Lewis, the beloved professor of English literature and history, the feminist and anti-war activist who participated in the March on the Pentagon, the bestselling author, and Vanauken the convert to Catholicism. What emerges is the portrait of a man relentlessly in search of beauty, love, and truth, a man who believed that, in the end, he found all three. "A sympathetic, perceptive and well researched study of one of America's most important recent religious writers. Readers of A Severe Mercy are in Will Vaus' debt for such an illuminating and informative study." Alister McGrath, author of C. S. Lewis: A Life "Van was a character - a very good one as it happens, and Will Vaus catches the actuality of this intriguing man of many parts. Very illuminating reading." Thomas Howard, author of On Being Catholic "This is a charming biography about a doubly charming man who wrote a triply charming book. It is a great way to meet the man behind A Severe Mercy." Peter Kreeft, author of Jacob's Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth "Vaus has masterfully captured the spirit of Vanauken, his deep desire for beauty, his mistakes along the way, and eventually his love of God. Reading this biography takes me back to the same deep emotions I have every time I read A Severe Mercy." Jim Belcher, author of Deep Church "Sheldon Vanauken's story of C

A Severe Mercy Book

A Severe Mercy


  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-03
  • Genre: Christian biography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1444701401

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A Severe Mercy Excerpt :

C. S. Lewis was their mentor and friend. When tragedy struck, he became their guide and a comforter of piercing insight and compassion. His letters are carefully preserved and reproduced in this moving account of the extraordinary love between Sheldon Vanauken and Jean Davis. This beautiful tale bears witness not only to the relationship between Van and Davy, but to the understanding which grew between two men who both had to suffer the severe pain of loss.

The Helper Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Helper


  • Author : Catherine Marshall
  • Publisher : Fleming H Revell Company
  • Release Date : 1984-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0800713923

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Gateway to Heaven Book

Gateway to Heaven


  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Christian fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005515732

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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult


  • Author : Joseph Bédier
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release Date : 2022-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547337386

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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Excerpt :

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Romance of Tristan and Iseult" by Joseph Bédier. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

A War of Loves Book

A War of Loves


  • Author : David Bennett
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310538127

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At 14, David Bennett came out to his parents. At 19, he encountered Jesus Christ. At that moment, his life changed forever. As a young gay man, David Bennett saw Christianity as an enemy to freedom for LGBTQI people, and his early experiences with prejudice and homophobia led him to become a gay activist. But when Jesus came into his life in a highly unexpected way, he was led down a path he never would have predicted or imagined. In A War of Loves, David recounts his dramatic story, from his early years exploring new age religions and French existentialism to his university experiences as an activist. Following supernatural encounters with God, he embarked on a journey not only of seeking to reconcile his faith and sexuality but also of discovering the higher call of Jesus Christ. A War of Loves investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality and demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God for all people. David describes the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus Christ and how love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning for him.

In the Likeness of God Book
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

In the Likeness of God


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 563
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310862604

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The human body is a likeness of God, its design revealing insights into the church, the “body of Christ” For bestselling author Philip Yancey, the late Dr. Paul Brand—the brilliant hand surgeon who devoted his life to the poorest people of India and Louisiana—was also a likeness of God, living the kind of Christian life that exemplified what God must have had in mind. In the Likeness of God combines the complete texts of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image—both Gold Medallion Award–winners which together have sold more than half a million copies—into one volume. Also included for the first time are eight beautiful litanies of praise on the human body by Dr. Brand. In Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Dr. Paul Brand and bestselling writer Philip Yancey explore the wonder of the human body and uncover the eternal statements that God has made in the very structure of our bodies. Their remarkable journey through inner space—the world of cells, systems, and chemistry—points to a still deeper unseen reality of God’s work in our lives. In His Image takes up where the first book leaves off. In five sections—Image, Blood, Head, Spirit, and Pain—the authors unlock the remarkable living lessons contained in our physical makeup.

The Grand Inquisitor Book

The Grand Inquisitor


  • Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Grand Inquisitor Excerpt :

"The Grand Inquisitor" is a poem in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It is recited by Ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alyosha, a novice monk.

A Grief Observed Book

A Grief Observed


  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571265794

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A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

Choosing to SEE Book
Score: 4.5
From 182 Ratings

Choosing to SEE


  • Author : Mary Beth Chapman
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1441213570

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I've told my kids for years that God doesn't make mistakes," writes Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Grammy award winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. "Would I believe it now, when my whole world as I knew it came to an end?" Covering her courtship and marriage to Steven Curtis Chapman, struggles for emotional balance, and living with grief, Mary Beth's story is our story--wondering where God is when the worst happens. In Choosing to SEE, she shows how she wrestles with God even as she has allowed him to write her story--both during times of happiness and those of tragedy. Readers will hear firsthand about the loss of her daughter, the struggle to heal, and the unexpected path God has placed her on. Even as difficult as life can be, Mary Beth Chapman Chooses to SEE. Includes a 16-page full color photo insert.