A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780062116703

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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.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: Walker Large Print
Total Pages: 483
Release: 1987
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 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

A Severe Mercy
Author: Mark J. Boda
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2009-06-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781575066844

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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.

The Little Lost Marion and Other Mercies

The Little Lost Marion and Other Mercies
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1996
Genre: Christian biography
ISBN: 0940535882

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Under the Mercy

Under the Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1988-09-01
Genre: Anglicans
ISBN: 0898702135

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Sequel to the runaway bestseller A Severe Mercy

Gateway to Heaven

Gateway to Heaven
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1980
Genre: Christian fiction
ISBN: UOM:39015005515732

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Sheldon Vanauken

Sheldon Vanauken
Author: Will Vaus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1935688030

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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. S. Lewis, Oxford, a passionate love, and a tragic loss captured the imagination of Evangelical Christians thirty years ago. Will Vaus' biography of the author of A Severe Mercy captures the same mixture of a flawed romantic quest driven by a longing for truth, goodness and beauty, that culminates in the fullness of the Catholic faith. Vaus' book is a study in divine providence and a captivating biography of a unique and noble soul." Fr. Dwight Longenecker, author of The Quest for the Creed "Very well written, thoroughly researched, hard to put down despite many tears - Will Vaus captures the essence of Van in this book." Marion, Davy Vanauken's daughter Will Vaus is a popular speaker and the author of a variety of books including The Hidden Story of Narnia, Speaking of Jack, and Mere Theology.

A Severe Mercy and an Amazing Grace

A Severe Mercy and an Amazing Grace
Author: Geraldine F Jacobs
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2021-09-21
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798476332657

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Seeds had been planted and watered, weeds pulled and tossed aside. A bit of compost to amend the soil with a topping of mulch completed the task. And now it was time for the harvest. A Severe Mercy and an Amazing Grace is a love story between a man and a woman; a Jew and a born-again Christian. More importantly, it is an ageless account of Father God's love for one of His children. Not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance, a cancer diagnosis was the scythe that God used. Perhaps you've been concerned about a coworker, family member, or friend's eternal destination. A Severe Mercy and an Amazing Grace will encourage you to continue to pray for those souls with renewed hope, trusting in God's faithfulness and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring them to a saving grace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03
Genre: Christian biography
ISBN: 1444701401

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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.

Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford
Author: Carolyn Weber
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-02-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780849949319

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"Well written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable." - Kirkus Reviews "A hugely readable journey of cultural and spiritual discovery, sparkling with wit and wisdom." - Alister McGrath "Carolyn Weber's memoir reads like a fast-paced novel. I loved the humor, skillful use of language and her compelling account of her steps to finding God at Oxford. I was totally captivated from beginning to end." - Marilyn Meberg Surprised by Oxford is the memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God during graduate studies in literature at Oxford University. Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of Truth, love, and a life that matters. From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Rich with illustration and literary references, Surprised by Oxford is at once gritty and lyrical; both humorous and spiritually perceptive. This savvy, credible account of Christian conversion and its after-effects follows the calendar year and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader. "Surprised by Oxford is a sprightly contribution to the genre of spiritual memoirs in the vein of C.S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy and Lauren F. Winner's Girl Meets God. Carolyn Weber is an unconventional thinker whose engagingly told faith journey will speak to folks who still believe that thoughtful people cannot be Christian." - Lyle W. Dorsett

The Helper

The Helper
Author: Catherine Marshall
Publsiher: Chosen Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2001-10-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0800792971

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After an intense study of the Holy Spirit, Catherine Marshall wrote The Helper, detailing lessons she learned by living them out. She offers forty inspirational "helps," or readings, that contain Scripture, a prayer, and insight into the provocative third person of the Godhead. Also included are the answers Marshall discovered to questions like: Ž Who is the Helper? Ž How do I experience the Helper's presence? Ž How does the Helper meet everyday needs? Ž What is the Helper's role and function in the Church? The forty "helps" are ideal as a devotional guide for the forty days of Lent and for group or individual study. Just as the power of the Holy Spirit is needed every day to help us cope with the problems and complexities of life, so The Helper is a book for all seasons, with total sales of more than 1.2 million.

The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-08-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141956640

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Vividly imagining the second coming and capture of Christ during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, this parable recounted in The Brothers Karamazov is a profound, nuanced exploration of faith, suffering, human nature and free will. Included here too are Dostoyevsky's powerful and disturbing writings about his time in exile at a Siberian prison camp. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Philosophies of Love

Philosophies of Love
Author: David L. Norton,Mary F. Kille
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1989-01-18
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781461640806

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A War of Loves

A War of Loves
Author: David Bennett
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-11-13
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 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.

Apologetics Beyond Reason

Apologetics Beyond Reason
Author: James W. Sire
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-07-14
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830896493

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In this accessible and engaging work, veteran apologist Jim Sire gives us eyes to see the signs all around us that point to the specific truth of God in Christ. Sire focuses on the power of good literature—even from those who deny the existence of God—to enable us to perceive and testify to God's reality in ways that rational argument alone cannot.