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A Severe Mercy Summary
Sheldon Vanauken

Everything you need to understand or teach A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken.

  • A Severe Mercy Summary & Study Guide
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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A Severe Mercy Summary

Plot Summary

Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy is the story he tells upon reflection of the love he had with Jean Davis, or Davy as she would come to be called, and the evolution they experienced both as a couple in love and as individuals. It is, as much as it is the story of their love, the story of their coming to know and love Christianity and its Jesus.

The two meet in their late teens and are immediately close. They sit engrossed in conversation for hours at a time, and eventually their conversation moves to what their lives would be like if they were to marry. They imagine a life of total sharing, centered on all the beautiful things they love, like poetry, literature, the sea, good company, and art. Eventually, they secretly marry, and spend a happy summer living at the estate where Van grew up, establishing...

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