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The Screwtape Letters Paperback – April 21, 2015
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“Why get a new Screwtape Letters? I love the feel and look of this annotated edition. …I love the addition of red ink inside this book for the notes. There are a couple of hundred helpful annotations that first-time and veteran readers will find intriguing.” (Read the Spirit)
“This book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.” (Guardian)
“Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.” (Observer)
“C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he calls himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are.” (The Washington Post Book World)
“[The Screwtape Letters] show[s] his ability to dramatize: to set forth an attractive vision of the Christian life, proceeding by means of character and plot to narrate an engaging story, everything colorful, vibrant, and active.” (Christianity Today)
“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.” (Christianity Today)
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This classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the unique vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.
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Don't worry about reading about the devil, as I was concerned with when I started to read it. But the more you read it the better and closer relationship you can develop with God, which of course is what Mr. Lewis has intended.
The author is pure genius. I have read Mere Christianity, The problem with pain amd A Grief Observed. I have also read his space trilogy Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength; which are all wonderful.
Word of warning, A Grief Observed is a difficilt, depressing book. DO NOT READ IT if you are grieving about anything or one.
I hope this helps and helps people discover the genius, as I have, of C. S. Lewis.
Basically, this amazing book is letters from a devil (Screwtape) writing to his nephew (Wormwood) who is a lesser devil/demon/whatever. These letters are advice on how to keep the patient (a young man) from salvation.
DISCLAIMER: I am a Christian, and this review is written for people who have been crucified with Christ (gal 2:20) Others can read at their own risk :-)
I was blown away with this book. I'm kind of new to Lewis in that I haven't read much of him (other than the fact that he is quoted all the time in all the other religious books I've read since I was converted). I decided to read this book hoping to familiarize myself with Lewis since he supposedly (from what I've heard) had so much insight.
I didn't want to read a book that is just kind of funny and about demons (that would seem to me to be a waste of time). I loved this book because it is packed with totally awesome insight/truth. I suppose you'll have to read for yourself to see if you agree. However, I just want to tell you how PRACTICAL this book was........I felt that in almost every chapter I was learning about how foolish I AND YOU can be. I always realize that I need to be on my guard agaisnt satan (1 Peter 5:8) but this book opened my eyes much wider to see what that means in so many clear ways, and it is filled with practical examples of how satan decieves us.
I would seriously recommed this book to anyone who truly wants to serve God and grow in grace (2 peter 3:18). Read this if you really want to see Jesus increase as you decrease (John 3:30) and if you want to think about the REALITY of the spiritual war. This book is full of wisdom from Lewis and it could actually be used as a small group study. The reality of every one of these temptations that Lewis talks about could be discussed in a small group of Christians to their great benefit.
God bless you as you are transformed by the renewing your mind (Rom 12:2)
With this publication's addition of Screwtape Proposes a Toast, I read the foretelling of America's now failing education system and its tormenting of the word "democracy" into something that it wasn't meant to be. That is: I am as good as you. We see that fallacy played out across the nation. A few generations have now grown into the millennial-type adults that Screwtape joyously describes as being ‘...a minx, a moron, and a parasite’. There are no winners and losers; only winners. Our children are playing with mud-pies and our teachers are calling it modeling.
What makes Screwtape Letters endearing and enduring is its view of good and evil from the other side. A great deal can be learned about human nature and the nature of evil from a devil's perspective. As such, it is a warning to the reader, offered in a heartwarming way.
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