Screwtape holds an administrative post in the bureaucracy (“Lowerarchy”) of Hell, and acts as a mentor to Wormwood, the inexperienced tempter.
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it was amazing
It’s great to read fiction that gives you a punch in a gut! It’s not often a book will hold up a mirror to you and show you some things you’d rather not see. The Screwtape Letters was that book for me.
Every Christian needs to get a hold of this book and read it through! It’s helped me gain a deep understanding of how the forces of darkness try to undermine joy and truth. I’d especially recommend it to readers new to C.S. Lewis, as this is a good sample of his writing and a good place to start fr
I love this book – it really makes you think. For those who have not read it, the book is written as a compilation of letters from a “tempter,” Screwtape, to his nephew, a “junior tempter” named Wormwoood. In the letters, Screwtape gives Wormwood adivce and counsel on how to best tempt his “subject” – a young man who converts to Christianity, and then falls in love with a Christian woman. Through the letters, you are constantly reminded and made to think about how the adversary tempts us. What i
You cannot read this book and not think of how extremely pertinent it is to your life. C. S. Lewis has thought deeply about the things we do each that lead us away from God, and he articulates them very well. As you read the book, you are in a constant introspection of your own life, and the things that are put before you daily that lead you away from what we all desire – a close, personal, consistent, and deep relationship with God, that leads to happiness now and the hereafter. I love this book!
If not for the fact that this is a satire in earnest, it would serve as a powerful absurdist invective against humanity itself. If this book improved my view of Christians it was only because it points out that all the faults conspicuous in the rabidly faithful are equally well-represented in the uninformed agnostic, if less readily apparent–Lewis does his best to drag everyone down to a common level.
The sharp weapon of Lewis’s rhetoric tears down humanity through all its self-righteous hubris,