The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Ever get that feeling that someone is watching you? Well, there is. You can check out this book here.

Rating: [4/5]

Summary: The Screwtape Letters is a series of letters from a high-powered demon in Hell to his nephew, Wormwood, who is on his first assignment on Earth. Wormwood is having considerable difficulties with his patient, and frequently turns to his Uncle Screwtape for advice. Screwtape’s letters to Wormwood offer hellish answers to all of the issues Wormwood is having, as well as give advice on how to properly use temptation and sin to utterly corrupt a patient beyond repair.

Likes: This is a fascinating book. C.S. Lewis does a superb job at explaining and analyzing human trials and temptations from the position of a demon. And, as in all of his books, Lewis explains complicated theological issues in a way that is so simple and concise that anyone could understand.

Dislikes: The only thing I didn’t like about this book is the length. I feel that he could have added so much more to give an even better picture of sin and temptation.

TL;DR: I would definitely recommend The Screwtape Letters to anyone who is even remotely interested in theology, philosophy, or the supernatural. It is a must-read for fans of C.S. Lewis.

Agree? Disagree? Tell me in the comments!


2 thoughts on “The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

  1. I read “The Screwtape Letters” one weekend while I was on retreat wrestling with various issues of good and evil (in their more subtle forms). I found it very refreshing and invigorating. Thanks for bringing it back to my mind. I think it’s a book for absolutely everyone, but it would be particularly good for people tempted to read the next vampire book. Look to Lewis and find out the true face of evil

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