A Severe Mercy

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9780060688219: A Severe Mercy

Studying together at Oxford, the author and his partner met C.S. Lewis, who helped them make the momentous step into faith. Lewis later helped the author over his partner's death, showing how it could be seen not as tragedy, but as "a severe mercy".

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"A towering and noble work in its own right, wrought by a real craftsman . .."--New Oxford Review

"[A] deep, uncompromising story about human and divine love."--Los Angeles Times

"A gem of a book . . . delivers an extraordinary impact on the reader."--Eternity

"No brief review can do justice to the human depth of this book. It invites us to explore a beautiful dollhouse of love and to witness the destruction of a relation too exquisite to last."--Washington Post

"Here is a book for anyone who has truly loved another person."--Christianity Today

No brief review can do justice to the human depth of this book. It invites us to explore a beautiful dollhouse of love and to witness the destruction of a relation too exquisite to last. --Washington Post"

Here is a book for anyone who has truly loved another person. --Christianity Today"

[A] deep, uncompromising story about human and divine love. --Los Angeles Times"

A towering and noble work in its own right, wrought by a real craftsman . .. --New Oxford Review"

A gem of a book . . . delivers an extraordinary impact on the reader. --Eternity"

-No brief review can do justice to the human depth of this book. It invites us to explore a beautiful dollhouse of love and to witness the destruction of a relation too exquisite to last.---Washington Post

-Here is a book for anyone who has truly loved another person.---Christianity Today

-[A] deep, uncompromising story about human and divine love.---Los Angeles Times

-A towering and noble work in its own right, wrought by a real craftsman . ..---New Oxford Review

-A gem of a book . . . delivers an extraordinary impact on the reader.---Eternity

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One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It belongs in the genre of St Augustine's Confessions. ( Dom Julian OSB)

Very, very good ... I don't think I could ever forget it. ( The Rev. Walter Hooper)

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