This is a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his ...Show synopsisThis is 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.Hide synopsis
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Once you get used to God being called the Enemy of the letter writer you begin to realize the insidiousness of Satan's role in challenging believers as they grow spiritually. Uncle Screwtape makes it clear that being a Christian means being alert to worldly influence at all times.
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I found this book to be unique, satirical, thought provoking, and comical twist of how Screwtape plans to draw Christians to hell. By describing the foibles of Christian church people, he is describing their sins to Wormwood. One has to concentrate throughout the book. I was compelled to read it nonstop to completion and I still must read it again. I love C.S. Lewis's voice in the book. Our minds are in many ways on the same wavelength.
I am not religious, and C.S.Lewis was, but he was also extraordinarily intelligent and witty. The reader is fabulous and I enjoyed this enornously. By the way, another version of the Screwtape Letters is playing off Broadway in New York, with a different interpretation of the character. Highly recommended.
I was so pleased with this copy. Not only was it flawless without any markings or imperfections, but it also had the most beautiful deckle edged paper inside the book. Got this for a gift and was excited and happy with the accurate description provided.
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