Today I’m recommending a book I’ve never read and a movie I’ve never seen. Usually I’ve very conservative about the books and media that I would actually promote without at least some disclaimer, but it comes so highly recommended that I’d like to add my encouragement. Every now and then I meet a person whose discernment I respect, and this book came recommended by a friend as his favorite book of all time. Really! I put it on my list of books to read and it has slowly been getting closer to the top.
- “No brief review can do justice to the human depth of this book.” (–The Washington Post)
- “An adventure story of intellect, faith, and ideology, a love story…filled with the reality of one relationship and one search, with questions that can’t easily be ignored.” (–Los Angeles Times)
- “A towering and noble work in its own right, wrought by a real craftsman…forge with an austere and truly civilized imagination and intelligence.” (–New Oxford Review)
- “Here is a book for anyone who has truly loved another person.”(–Christianity Today)
- “A gem of a book…a study in conversion, in human love, in grief, that delivers an extraordinary impact on the reader.”(–Eternity)
This acclaimed story traces the idyllic marriage of Sheldon and Jean Vanauken, their search for faith, their friendship with C.S. Lewis and the tragedy of untimely death and love lost. It includes 18 letters by C.S. Lewis. A winner of the National Religious Book Award and the Gold Medallion Award.
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.