A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken was suggested to me as a good read many years ago when I was in college. Van and Davy's love for each other, and later for Christ
touched me deeply. I loved the way it portrayed Christianity as something
of which intellectuals could be part, as I had not seen that in my limited
experience with Christians. Reading this book also opened up a world of
authors for me to explore, particularly C.S. Lewis. My spiritual path is
rather complicated, but suffice it to say for now, that Mr. Vanauken's
writings influenced me greatly in pointing me to Christ.