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Lord Foulgrin's Letters Paperback – September 13, 2001
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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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.
*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 ›
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.
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A must read for all Christians seeking to understand the beauty of salvation in Christ and the tension of the war we face both spiritually and in our daily reality. Read morePublished 5 days ago by CReynolds
This book was on my "to read" list for a few years. I just finnished it and I am so glad I stoped putting it off! Now I want to buy other coppies to give away. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nick
I am reading this with my son. It has been filled with great revelation and has been very enjoyable as well.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was a good book to listen. While many may say that it is too fictitious, the tactics that the devil uses are pretty much similar. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vlad
Lord Foulgrin, as a senior devil, writes letters to a student devil instructing him how to deceive and tempt humans and thus entice them into sin and away from God. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dottie Parish
I thought I was ordering a book not cd version. Not clearly marked.Published 5 months ago by Mike Reuscher