Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First Corinthians Project

"And of course beauty: the beauty that was for him the link between the ships and the woods and the poems. He remembered as though it were but a few days ago that winter night, himself too young to even know the meaning of beauty, when he had looked up at a delicate tracery of bare black branches against the icy glittering stars: suddenly something that was, all at once, pain and longing and adoring had welled up in him, almost choking him. ...That nameless something that had stopped his heart was Beauty."
-Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy
Most recent on my list of book recommendations is Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy. Telling the "story of a love and not of lovers," Van allows the reader to see into the beautiful relationship and marriage between himself and his wife, Davy. Beginning as pagans, and lovers of beauty, it also reveals the deep conversion that wrought their hearts as they sought the Truth, eventually meeting Truth Himself in Christ. It's a beautiful story and very inspiring.
I've decided to join my fellow blogger and alumni friend Miriel in her First Corinthians Project. Go to her blog, and check out her posts, her blog is worth looking over! More to come on that note.


  1. Sounds like a book I need to put on my reading list.

  2. I loved that book. Ships, and woods, and poems. :)

  3. Everyone--EVERYONE--should read ASM. Everyone.