A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062116703
Language: en
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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
Release: 1987
Editor: Walker Large Print
Pages: 483
ISBN: 0802725783
Language: en
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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
Release: 2009-06-23
Editor: Penn State Press
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9781575066844
Language: en
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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
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0940535882
Language: en
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Under the Mercy

Under the Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Release: 1988-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0898702135
Language: en
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Sequel to the runaway bestseller A Severe Mercy

Gateway to Heaven

Gateway to Heaven
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Release: 1980
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 288
ISBN: UOM:39015005515732
Language: en
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A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Release: 2011-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1444701401
Language: en
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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.

Sheldon Vanauken

Sheldon Vanauken
Author: Will Vaus
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1935688030
Language: en
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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
Release: 2021-09-21
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9798476332657
Language: en
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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.

Philosophies of Love

Philosophies of Love
Author: David L. Norton,Mary F. Kille
Release: 1989-01-18
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781461640806
Language: en
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To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

Christ the Tiger

Christ the Tiger
Author: Thomas Howard
Release: 2014-04-17
Editor: Ignatius Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781681490908
Language: en
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This book is a reprint with revisions of one of Thomas Howard’s earliest and most popular books. It is somewhat autobiographical; revealing thoughts of a young man who has been seized by the love of Christ and, at first sees dogmas and institutions as obscuring the terrible truth of God’s love in Christ. But even at that earlier period, Howard showed his awareness that without those institutions there would be no way of encountering Christ the tiger. Howard is able to bring out the true vitality of what this faith is and should be, the radical nature of the Christian faith. This book powerfully presents who Christ is and what faith in him means. "In the figure of Jesus we saw Immanuel, that is, God, that is Love. It was a figure who, appearing so inauspiciously among us, broke up our secularist and our religious categories and beckons us and judges us and saves us and exhibited to us a kind of life that participates in the indestructible. And it was a figure who announced the validity of our eternal effort to discover significance and beauty beyond imagination and horror by announcing to us the unthinkable: redemption." from Christ the Tiger

Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford
Author: Carolyn Weber
Release: 2013-02-04
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780849949319
Language: en
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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 Romance of Tristan and Iseult

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
Author: Joseph Bédier
Release: 1927
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781465525376
Language: en
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The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Release: 2021-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Pages: 24
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Language: en
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"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.

The Helper

The Helper
Author: Catherine Marshall
Release: 2001-10-01
Editor: Chosen Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0800792971
Language: en
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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.

A War of Loves

A War of Loves
Author: David Bennett
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780310538127
Language: en
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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.

The Glittering Illusion

The Glittering Illusion
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Release: 1989
Editor: Gateway Books
Pages: 182
ISBN: UCAL:B4439556
Language: en
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Explains why Great Britain did not intervene in the Civil War

In the Likeness of God

In the Likeness of God
Author: Philip Yancey,Paul Brand
Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780310862604
Language: en
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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.

Apologetics Beyond Reason

Apologetics Beyond Reason
Author: James W. Sire
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780830896493
Language: en
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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.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: C.S. Lewis
Release: 2012-10-04
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780571265794
Language: en
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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