20 August 2007

A Severe Mercy To Be Made into a Film

Barbara Nicolosi discusses the project here.

I read the story fifteen years ago, and it left such an impression on me that I personally telephoned Mr. Vanauken in his Virginia home to tell him how much I loved his work. He thanked me and very politely suggested I write him a letter.

The story is a romance--the romance he had with his wife, with Oxford, and with faith. He recounts warm evenings in their flat with his young wife and their circle of acquaintances (including C.S. Lewis), their theological discussions, the poetry he shared with Lewis, and his wife's battle with cancer. It's a good read, and I hope the film does the story justice.