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Lord Foulgrin's Letters Paperback – September 13, 2001
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A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written nearly fifty books, including Courageous, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books have been translated into over sixty languages and have sold over nine million copies. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM's issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence.
Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.
Top Customer Reviews
In each chapter, we follow the struggles of the Fletcher family. The scenes are snippets really, backdrops for the corresponding 'letter' in each chapter where Lord Foulgrin strategizes this family's downfall in diabolical ways.
Though I might've enjoyed more fictional fleshing out of the Fletcher's story, I was far from disappointed by Alcorn's insights into the spiritual world. This book will peel back the deceit of our culture and challenge you to put your household in order.
Is CS Lewis turning in his grave over this book? If he is, it's probably to give Alcorn a hand. In reading the enemy's mail, you'll be equipped to better thwart his devices to divide the homes of America...including your own.
Unlike "Screwtape", "Lord Foulgrin's Letters" alternates between the correspondence from Foulgrin to his apprentice demon, Squaltaint, and the earthly activities of Jordan Fletcher, the human to which Squaltaint has been assigned. In the beginning, I wondered why someone as spiritually bankrupt as Jordan Fletcher even needed his own personal tempter (I guess that's why an underling was assigned the job), but soon enough, despite Squaltaint's best efforts and Foulgrin's best advice, Jordan begins to move toward a greater spiritual awareness, thanks to the witness of one of the friends with whom he plays basketball regularly. In Foulgrin's correspondence, the author covers all the bases as far as the tricks of the devil are concerned. In giving a glimpse into the spiritual realm, the book reminds me a little bit of Frank Peretti's novels. But the practicality of this book makes it far more valuable than your average work of fiction, for it increases awareness of the traps that Satan's henchmen can put in one's path. Plus, there are some interesting twists at the end. All in all, a stellar effort.
*Lord Foulgrin's Letters* is a modern "sequel" of sorts, to C. S. Lewis's *The Screwtape Letters*. Alcorn admits that he patterned the work on Lewis's book, and in the book, the evil tempters reference the "shake-up" that happened when the letters fell into the hands of "CSL". The premise is the same, only instead of only hearing the story of the human subject and his friends from the content of the letters, you see a pattern of a short chapter of a page or two, followed by a 2-3 page letter. Some are shorter, or longer, than this, but overall, the book follows this pattern.
In the book, just like with Lewis in *Screwtape*, Alcorn touches on numerous issues that many other authors here in the West do not often talk about. He makes clear the very Biblical (and thus true) reality of a spiritual realm just outside of our senses wherein angels attempt to protect us, and demons stalk us mercilessly. He also makes clear that just because they know they will lose does not mean that the Devil and his forces will stop. Indeed, this just makes them more bitter against us, and desirous of maximum harm against us, and through us against our Savior.
Like Lewis, Alcorn recounts how the seemingly "small" sins are the ones that can get us in the most trouble.Read more ›
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Everyone who believes... and everyone who doesn't...... should read this book! You want to know how we are manipulated on a day to day battle, this book will tell you. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Pamela M. White
Excellent book to help you understand that we are not alone in this world. If you have ever wondered what evil is , read the book. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Vickie Boatman
This book truly makes you think about and reflect what sin truly can be represented as. It has made me look at different things I do in daily life as to wonder if the devil is... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Deb C
If you liked C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters, you'll enjoy this modern version by Randy Alcorn.Published 1 month ago by Janet
This book really gave me practical insight to the enemy's tactics. It reminded me that he is the one that influence the carnal thoughts some of the body of Christ have. Great read.Published 2 months ago by Queen
Phenomenal! Every Christian should read the book to know what and who we face in battle.Published 3 months ago by lovilla henkelman