A Severe Mercy | Sheldon Vanauken


This piognant memoire traces the incredible love story of Sheldon and Jean (Davy) Vanauken. While studying at Oxford, the two converted to Christianity after a transformative friendship with C.S. Lewis. This change shook the foundation of their relationship, leading Sheldon to realize that he was no longer Davy’s primary love– God was. All they thought they knew was again thrown into question with the illness and untimely death of Davy. Lewis’s wife was also terminally ill, and the two men exchanged letters as they struggled to reconcile their faith with the loss of the loves of their lives. A Severe Mercy is a beautiful meditation on the power of love, the existence of God, and how to have hope in the midst of tragedy.

-Sheldon Vanauken, author.

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