Saturday, January 31, 2009


Well, I just finished reading the most wonderful book ever (for the 2nd time)...."A Severe Mercy". I cried and cried and cried!

One theme throughout the book is beauty. A few times, the author points out how he has been seeking beauty rather than seeking God. This made me contemplate myself. Like the author of the book, I think I can confuse beauty with God. Yes, all beauty comes from God and that needs to be recognized, but beauty itself is not God. At times I think I seek beautiful moments, experiences, sights, etc. more than I seek God, Himself.

Hmm. So. If you have not already, please read A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vanauken. It may be a beautiful experience for you! (But hopefully the beautiful experience will not replace God himself!) :)


  1. I've read the book and also was impacted by "that nameless something that stopped his heart"

  2. I'm going to have to get my hands on that one!

  3. I just finished an old book called Not my Will by Francena H. Arnold. I bawled and couldn't put it down. Not as deep as Severe Mercy, but you should read it, maybe you'd like it! :)

  4. does the book talk about mercy for animals?