Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cool stuff

Barbara Nicolosi, at Church of the Masses, talks about the possibility of A Severe Mercy making it to the big screen.

If you haven't read Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy. You can read a little more about Vanauken here, here, and here.

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Scott, at Left of the Dial, has a link to a quiz, "Which author's fiction are you?"

I came up Jane Austen ("Jane Austen wrote you. You are extremely aware of the power of a single word") but I can't get the code to work and at the moment have the sense and sensibility to say that I shall waste no more time trying to make it work. Pass the tea and the quill, please.
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My cool sister-in-law, via her cool teen-age daughter (who saw this cool guy in person) sent me this YouTube clip of the Jesus Painter.

Coolness all around, and Jesus, too (Who is, of course, Beyond Cool.)
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3 comments:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I loved a Severe Mercy-- it would certainly do a good film. A friend and I just discussed it recently... Thanks for the post!

Heidi Saxton said...

"Under the Mercy" is a story of Vanauken's journey into the Catholic Church -- it was a singular influence in my life as I made my final trek to the Easter Vigil. It doesn't flow as easily as "Severe Mercy," since it is a series of essays, but it is well worth the read.

Karen E. said...

Thanks, Heidi -- I keep meaning to read "Under the Mercy", knowing that Vanauken became a Catholic -- one day! I loved A Severe Mercy in so many ways.