Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Review: The Screwtape Letters

It's been a long time since I read The Screwtape letters, but it stands out in my memory as being entertaining and yet dead serious at the same time.  Of course you can't take it as gospel truth because this is just one man's imagination of how the Devil and his minions operate.  Yet, it is sobering to think about in light of our temptations that we deal with here on earth.  I would highly recommend this classic.  It's a great read.

From the back of the book:
A milestone in the history of popular theology, The Screwtape Letters is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation.
This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth, trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is "lost" to the young devil.
Dedicated to Lewis's friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual conflict and the psychology of temptation which are part of our religious experience.

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