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A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-26
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780062116703
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :483
  • ISBN : 0802725783
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-07-21
  • Total pages :632
  • ISBN : 9781575066844
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Summary : 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.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 0340501367
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Sheldon Vanauken

Sheldon Vanauken
  • Author : Will Vaus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-01
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 1935688030
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Summary : 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.

Under the Mercy

Under the Mercy
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988-09-01
  • Total pages :263
  • ISBN : 0898702135
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Summary : Sequel to the runaway bestseller A Severe Mercy

The Faith of a Heretic

The Faith of a Heretic
  • Author : Walter A. Kaufmann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-06-09
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9781400866168
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Summary : Originally published in 1959, The Faith of a Heretic is the most personal statement of the beliefs of Nietzsche biographer and translator Walter Kaufmann. A first-rate philosopher in his own right, Kaufmann here provides the fullest account of his views on religion. Although he considered himself a heretic, he was not immune to the wellsprings and impulses from which religion originates, declaring it among the most vital and radical expressions of the human mind. Beginning with an autobiographical prologue that traces his evolution from religious believer to "heretic," the book touches on theology, organized religion, morality, suffering, and death—all examined from the perspective of a "quest for honesty." Kaufmann also subjects philosophy's faith in truth, reason, and absolute morality to the same heretical treatment. The resulting exploration of the faiths of a nonbeliever in a secular age is as fresh and challenging as when it was first published. In a new foreword, Stanley Corngold vividly describes the intellectual and biographical milieu of Kaufmann’s provocative book.

Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford
  • Author : Carolyn Weber
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-04
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780849949319
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Summary : "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

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
  • Author : Lawrence C. Slater
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-10-01
  • Total pages :294
  • ISBN : 1598865374
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Summary : When providence interrupts Stern Blankley's comfort zone, strange things happen as he plunges headlong into romance and intrigue. 'Etched-in-your-mind' characters join him in a suspense filled journey from cover to cover. Watch as the knife of justice slices through the hardened skin of deceit and murder. Poignant, cutting, funny, and, at times, frightening, A Severe Mercy will leave you with thoughts, images, and truths that will smack you again and again in the days to come--

Philosophies of Love

Philosophies of Love
  • Author : David L. Norton,Mary F. Kille
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-01-18
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781461640806
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Summary : To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God

The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God
  • Author : Ruth Pakaluk
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01-01
  • Total pages :290
  • ISBN : 9781586174514
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Summary : This book is the powerful story of an amazing woman who converts to Catholicism at Harvard University, marries her college sweetheart and joyfully welcomes several children. After some successful forays into pro-life activism in New England, Ruth Pakaluk is struck with breast cancer and dies at the young age of forty-one. Ruth's story is told primarily through her humorous, sparkling and insightful letters, through which her realistic cheerfulness shines. A biographical sketch by her husband, Michael Pakaluk, fills in the needed background information, while a collection of her talks on abortion and on being a Catholic wife and mother round out the volume. Ruth Pakaluk exemplified the powerful integrity of someone who lives what she believes. She was steadfastly committed to Christ and to the culture of life, and this commitment was manifested in her consistent affirmation of life in her family, in her society and even in the face of her own death. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy and widely published author, referred to Ruth Pakaluk as the best and most effective and inspiring pro-life speaker he had ever heard. She was so renowned as a pro-life debater in New England, that eventually Planned Parenthood spokeswomen refused to spar with her in public. The forceful logic of her arguments was made even more compelling by the strength of her personality. All of Ruth's virtues - her love as a devoted wife and mother, her zeal for the truth and her hope while battling a terminal illness - offer inspiration and encouragement to anyone striving to put Christian faith into action.

There Shines Forth Christ

There Shines Forth Christ
  • Author : Julian Stead,Dom Julian Stead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983-01-01
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 0932506291
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Summary : The author, a monk of Portsmouth Abbey, in Rhode Island, shares his thoughts on God, life and the world through the gift of poetry. Author Sheldon Vanauken has described Stead's poetry as "the finest Christian poetry in English in our times."

The Little Lost Marion and Other Mercies

The Little Lost Marion and Other Mercies
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0940535882
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Gateway to Heaven

Gateway to Heaven
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1980
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005515732
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The Helper

The Helper
  • Author : Catherine Marshall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-10-01
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0800792971
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Summary : 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 Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-04
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9780571265794
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Summary : 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

The Mercy of the Sky

The Mercy of the Sky
  • Author : Holly Bailey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-12
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780698176171
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Summary : “A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as your guide.” --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award// Winner of the American Meteorological Society’s Louis J. Battan Award An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges with a suspenseful story of human courage in the face of natural disaster. On May 20, 2013, the worst tornado on record landed a direct hit on the town of Moore, on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, levelling neighborhoods, sending farm animals flying, and destroying a school while the children cowered inside. Holly Bailey went back both as a journalist and a hometown girl, speaking to the teachers who put their lives at risk as they struggled to comfort their students; to the mayor and first responders who waded through the debris while the storm still raged; to the scientists and meteorologists who have dedicated their lives to understanding tornadoes but still can’t determine when one will land with any degree of certainty and are haunted by every death they might have prevented; to the storm chasers who pursue level 5 twisters with a combination of gadgetry, courage and adrenaline; and to the shell shocked residents of Moore, who rose to the occasion that day with countless acts of selfless courage. An intense and inspiring account of what happened on that fateful day, The Mercy of the Sky Bailey does for the Oklahoma flatlands what Sebastian Junger did for Gloucester, Massachusetts, in The Perfect Storm, telling the dramatic story of a town that must survive the elements—or die. “The book is excellent – well researched, well told, with a strong narrative that reads like a disaster novel… It’s difficult to imagine that anyone other than an Okie could tell the story so confidently and so well.” – The Oklahoman “This gripping book tells the story of one resilient Oklahoma town and the immense killer tornado that ripped through it. Holly Bailey brings together riveting science, human drama, courage, tragedy, and redemption to create a quintessential American story. Powerful and moving.” – Douglas Presenton, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of The Monster of Florence “Bailey is a brilliant storyteller. She brings you to the center of the storm – and it’s terrifying. She makes you feel a community’s loss – and it’s devastating. And she brings you inside people’s lives as they heal – and it’s inspiring.” – David Greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition

Just Mercy

Just Mercy
  • Author : Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-21
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780812994537
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Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. “[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”—John Legend NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction • Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction • Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize • An American Library Association Notable Book “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1444701401
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Summary : 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 Glittering Illusion

The Glittering Illusion
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4439556
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Summary : Explains why Great Britain did not intervene in the Civil War

Mere Theology

Mere Theology
  • Author : Will Vaus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-03-30
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 083082782X
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Summary : Provides an exposition of the theology of C.S. Lewis, including discussion of his beliefs on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Creation, free will, masculinity, femininity, and facets of heaven.