The Screwtape Letters with Screwtape Proposes a Toast
On its first appearance, The Screwtape Letters was immediately recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology and has since sold more than a quarter of a million editions. Now stunningly repackaged and rebranded as part of the Signature Classics range. A masterpiece of satire, this... show more
On its first appearance, The Screwtape Letters was immediately recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology and has since sold more than a quarter of a million editions. Now stunningly repackaged and rebranded as part of the Signature Classics range. A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world overwith its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the 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 old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. Dedicated to Lewis's friend and colleague J.R.R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation -- and triumph over it -- ever written.
Publish date: November 1st 2002
Pages no: 209
Edition language: English
'When the humans disbelieve in our existence we lose all the pleasing results of direct terrorism and we make no magicians. On the other hand, when they believe in us, we cannot make them materialists and sceptics. At least, not yet.' Three chapters in and I had no idea what was going on. It got t...
This is an interesting book that really makes you think. I would be listening to it on audiobook when I should've been doing my homework, and I could practically hear Screwtape saying; "While it's best to keep her from doing anything spiritual, if she reads a spiritual book while she should be atten...
On a boiling day in the late summer of 2009, I tried to say awake as my grandmother sang along to religious hymns I didn't understand nor care about. I didn't believe a word I was hearing, and I wanted to get my ass off the pews and go home. That was, and is, the only time I have ever set foot i...
This book was not for me. I found it very difficult to get through the dry writing. The "story" was dull from beginning to end. And if I wasn't bored whilst reading, I was shaking my head in disagreement. It's a shame, too, because I thought the premise of this book was fascinating. I wanted to read...
C.S. Lewis said he felt nearly smothered by this book as he was writing it and that it might smother the reader as well. I felt bogged down and smothered reading it. It is a heavy dose of theology, well-written, and well-told. But in keeping my review simple, I admit that I felt "creeped out" dur...
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