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The Screwtape Letters
In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.
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Every Christian needs to get a hold of this book and read it through! It's helped me gain a deep understanding of how the forces of darkness try to undermine joy and truth. I'd especially recommend it to readers new to C.S. Lewis, as this is a good sample of his writing and a good place to start fr ...more
The sharp weapon of Lewis's rhetoric tears down humanity through all its self-righteous hubris, ...more
The Screwtape Letters is a series of letters written by Screwtape, a senior demon, to his nephew and a neophyte tempter, Wormood, about the different ways to tempt a newly converted Christian they ...more
As a platform upon which to discuss his beliefs and thoughts on theology, government, society and the nature of mankind in general, C.S. Lewis constructed The Screwtape Letters, an epistolary novel in the form of instructive letters from senior demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a sort of demonic trainee. For all intents and purposes, they are lectures, but lectures jazzed up and made more palatable for the student's mind.
It was about 20 years ago ...more
Ah Screwtape. I've heard so much about this book but I never got to buy it because the print copy was just too expensive for something so thin. I remember splurging on the ebook instead a couple of months ago, but true to form, it took me a while to read this. I know a Lewis book is never easy reading. What better time to read this one than during the Lenten season, right?
The Screwtape Letters is an epistolary novella that contains the letters of a demon Screwtape ...more
So I didn't actually finish this book. I was looking forward to reading it and it has been on my bookcrossing wishlist for a while but when it finally arrived I found that the anticipation had outweighed the the delivery of the end product to such an extent that I gave up. Shame on me? Well maybe.
I read all the Narnia novels when I was a child and my parents never told me that it was all metaphorical, allegorical and many other -als for Ch ...more
I began The Screwtape Letters many years ago and only ever managed to begin three or so pages of it before finding the style too difficult for my younger self. It is a sign to me, therefore, of my development as an individual and reader, that I was able to sit down this afternoon and finish it off in two sessions.
The Screwtape Letters is perhaps, C.S. Lewis' most nuanced and subtle work. Through providing a narrative that covers advice from a senior devil to his junior nephew, Lewis explores iss ...more
In my opinion, this book, The Screwtape Letters is exactly in the middle. Thus, I rated t ...more
I think Lewis is one of those authors ...more
This book is writen for already convinced Christians (if not, it may open eyes upon some confusing aspects of Christian religion-did it for me, anyway) and it lingers upon matters of a Christian life and temptations that come with it. However, they're not looked ...more
Solid insight into humans and faith. Some of it seemed more like C.S. Lewis' thoughts about education and moral and intellectual decline, BUT for the most part, it stayed on course with Screwtape telling his nephew how to get the "patient" to live their way. I thought it was also interesting that Screwtape called God "the enemy." Mostly because in church, you hear people call Satan "the enemy". It's also a good study of how we define right/wrong ...more
This is probably my second favorite novel by Lewis...after The Great ...more
As I started reading, I couldn’t figure out why I’d found the book so cumbersome before. The chapters were contained to small, manageable installments; the book itself is a short volume, a little over a hundred pages (plus with the article “S ...more
Apparently C.S. Lewis had a hard time writi ...more
As a result of Lewis' lack of Lawful Evilness he simply descri ...more
C.S Lewis is a theologian and the fantastic writer of the series, "The Narnia Chronicles". This book is very helpful in learning the wiles of Satan’s demons, despite it being a novel, because of the author's experience in resisting them.
Ephesians 6:10-19, in the Christian Bible at http://diigo.com/0jl35c, clearly explains who and what are every human's R-E-A-L en ...more
What I do see is a brilliant and generous exploration of human nature, a miniature portrait of Britain as the Phoney War comes to an end, and some of the most perfect prose you are going to find in English.
Satire uses exaggeration and int ...more
I'm not a big fan of Clive Staples Lewis, either of his writing or his philosophy. I wouldn't even really commend the book's principles....it does quite a bit to make one think that the entire world is a paranoid conspiracy run by ACTUAL satanic beings, trying with their every effort to sabotage one's mind.
Like, there's a part when the senior demon reminds the novice demon that a good place to be able to get a foothold into someone's thoughts is to infiltrate them while they're minding their ow ...more
The Screwtape Letters is written from the perspective of an advanced demon (Screwtape), writing to his nephew, Wormwood. It takes a minute when you start the book to wrap your brain around the point of view - but once you realize what is going on, it really makes you think from different angles.
I knew L ...more
No book, short of the Bible, has ever done so much for my relationship with God.
This is powerful stuff, a story of opposites. Viewing our world from the dark depths of hell, from the hateful eyes of a demon, emphasizes incredibly the light of heaven and love of God.
I was moved to tears nearly every time I sat down to read a few chapters. He, God, loves me. I have never understood that so fully as when Lewis allowed me a glimpse of what life m ...more
The Screwtape Letters is a book of letters from a senior demon to a junior demon regarding the activities necessary for the latter to win the soul of an Englishman during the Second World War for "Our Father," by whom he means Satan. The means that ...more
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