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The Screwtape Letters

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  • Title: The Screwtape Letters
  • Author: C.S. Lewis
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  • Page: 459
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The Screwtape Letters

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  1. 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 from wh [...]

  2. 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 is truly excell [...]

  3. 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, d [...]

  4. It s always the books that I randomly come across or the spur of the moment reads that almost always end up pleasantly surprising me.This book was so out of my range and certainly not the kind I usually pick up but I wanted something different and wow, was it that It was thought provoking and very unnerving at times with an interesting premise that had me questioning a lot of the things that we do without even realising and the effects of these actions.You know, there are many reasons why I love [...]

  5. Young Wormwood is on his very first demonic mission and is at a bit of a loss as to how to do this There s so many ways to corrupt, but which is the right way to do evil Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signpostsYour affectionate uncle, Screwtape.Luckily, he has his Uncle Screwtape to consult Under Screwtape s gentle guidance, Wormwood hopes to bring another soul to their Dark Father It is fun [...]

  6. ToMR SOURPUSSMost Revered Lower SecretaryMinistry of TemptationDear Sir,At the outset, let me express my deep regret at a set of my letters to my wayward nephew Wormwood having fallen into the hands of a loyal servant of the Enemy and getting published I will take the liberty of saying most emphatically that this is not due to any lack of foresight from my part Your August Person used to know Wormwood, and what a nincompoop he was I must state with no little pleasure that our current set of temp [...]

  7. This is my first book of C.S Lewis outside the Chronicles of Narnia Series I want to balance my reading list with good, wholesome and inspiring Christian books so I decided to try the works of Lewis and look for an e book Fortunately, I was able to find one online so I started with Screwtape Letters.The Screwtape Letters is a series of letters written by Screwtape, a senior demon, to his nephew and a neophyte tempter, Wormood, about the different ways to tempt a newly converted Christian they re [...]

  8. Where do I begin unloading this colossal bag of thoughts that are raging in my mind since yesterday Well, my friend, you seem to be the victim today So be it Don t term me evil it is just the scent of one, I lived with for the last five days.Actually, this work is hardly anything except for a bunch of letters, from a senior to a junior it is nothing than a series of succinct correspondence, gathered cannily and disbursed even astutely to the promising newbies Now, have we all not rubbed should [...]

  9. Feb 23 , 2018 I just picked this up again to read through some of my highlights I also wanted to mention that this book is dedicated to J.R.R.Tolkien One of the biggest literary influences dedicating his book to another one of biggest literary influences, who also happens to be his friend If that doesn t warm your bookish heart I don t know what will __________________________________________________I will be honest, this was not the easiest read While the book itself is quite small, the old Eng [...]

  10. I didn t particularly enjoy this book but am glad that I read it In fact, at times the book made my skin crawl For those who have not read it, the book is written as a bunch of letters from a tempter, Uncle Screwtape, to his nephew, a tempter in training, named Wormwoood Screwtape tutors Wormwood on how to tempt the patient he is assigned Through the letters, you are constantly reminded and made to think about how the adversary tempts us What is poignant is that the cunning and evil plans are no [...]

  11. Okay I ve probably tried to read this book at least ten times over the years and never actually finished it I started the book again this week and even tried the audio version by John Cleese on Youtube didn t get very far as I kept thinking about Fawlty Towers, which I happened to have watched relatively recently, and therefore couldn t take him seriously as a devil.I m now analysing what it is about this book that I don t like as I usually know straight away I m wondering if I m not sufficientl [...]

  12. More fun and playful than I d anticipated As a platform upon which to discuss his beliefs and thoughts on theology, government, society and the nature of mankind in general, C.S Lewis constructed The Screwtape Letters, an epistolary novel in the form of instructive letters from senior demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a sort of demonic trainee For all intents and purposes, they are lectures, but lectures jazzed up and made palatable for the student s mind It was about 20 years ago that I [...]

  13. Original post at One More PageAh Screwtape I ve heard so much about this book but I never got to buy it because the print copy was just too expensive for something so thin I remember splurging on the ebook instead a couple of months ago, but true to form, it took me a while to read this I know a Lewis book is never easy reading What better time to read this one than during the Lenten season, right The Screwtape Letters is an epistolary novella that contains the letters of a demon Screwtape to hi [...]

  14. With infatiguable British wit and the king of unreliable narrators, C.S Lewis harrows Hell to tell us how a demon s mind works in The Screwtape Letters.Years ago I thought this book was about possession, but it turns out to be far concerned with that nagging little voice inside us that makes us mistrust our friends and family, encourages regrettable decisions, and makes us feel alone, adrift from our fellows and from God Screwtape is a masterfully written character, revealed as much but what he [...]

  15. This classic was surprisingly intriguing, definitely different from Lewis usual works with its themes of religion and satire.

  16. I loved this book It s a collection of letters written by a senior demon Uncle Screwtape to his nephew, junior demon Wormwood Wormwood is assigned a young man to tempt and the letters turn into a kind of study on how spiritual warfare works I ve always heard that C.S Lewis was a great Christian apologist, and now I see why This book gave me so much to think about I think it s the kind of book you have to read at least twice to really appreciate the gems of wisdom So glad I finally got round to r [...]

  17. I really really like this book It s such an interesting perspective on Christianity and CS Lewis is a phenomenal story teller I listened to the audiobook for part of this read, narrated by John Cleese, and I would highly recommend it He is such an amazing narrator

  18. slightly ashamed face and twisting of foot in the dirt So I didn t actually finish this book I was looking forward to reading it and it has been on my bookcrossing wishlist for a while but when it finally arrived I found that the anticipation had outweighed the the delivery of the end product to such an extent that I gave up Shame on me Well maybe I read all the Narnia novels when I was a child and my parents never told me that it was all metaphorical, allegorical and many other als for Christia [...]

  19. Satire.Well, it s not for everyone, but considering that this was meant for uptight Christian prigs from 50 years ago, it s pretty good and timeless.Enter Satan, AKA Screwtape, and listen to him extolling or deriding his demon nephew on the virtues of corrupting his human charge.It s okay Some of it is really funny and some of it just feels dated But we need to put this kind of thing in its proper time and audience The points are still valid but the people they re about are all dead well, maybe [...]

  20. I began The Screwtape Letters many years ago and only ever managed to begin three or so pages of it before finding the style too difficult for my younger self It is a sign to me, therefore, of my development as an individual and reader, that I was able to sit down this afternoon and finish it off in two sessions.The Screwtape Letters is perhaps, C.S Lewis most nuanced and subtle work Through providing a narrative that covers advice from a senior devil to his junior nephew, Lewis explores issues [...]

  21. My first dip into C.S Lewis I have to say I was a bit surprised It was not what I had thought it would be I had read the Chronicles of Narnia with my daughter I enjoyed that I had heard about his other writing but never felt compelled to try them My mind has been changed The Book or rather letters from Uncle Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood seemed silly to me at first glance Instead I found a very humorous telling of advice in the form of letters in securing the damnation and soul of The Patient [...]

  22. 3.0 stars I was a little baffled by this book as I went into it thinking it was supposed to be humorous Apart from a few places where I believe the author was trying to evoke a laugh, I did not come away from this thinking that the author was shooting for funny Therefore, from that standpoint, the book was a let down That said, from the standpoint of a serious piece of Christian fantasy the book succeeds much better It is very well written and the arguments used by the writer to explain mankind [...]

  23. I don t know how many times I have read this, but the last time was listening to it on audio in May of 2015 Crammed with wisdom.

  24. They say that there are two types of literature escapist entertainment and meaningful life enriching Some books are either one of them However, many are somewhere in between like most of C.S.Lewis works For example, his children s book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is of an escapist rather than meaningful while his Mere Christianityis , if not purely, meaningful rather than escapist.In my opinion, this book, The Screwtape Letters is exactly in the middle Thus, I rated this as follows As [...]

  25. Fantastic book C S Lewis first novel actually Pilgrim s regress was first but it s a rather oblique allegory It was and still is a best seller I can recommend it to Christians and non Christians alike It s full of yes I know it s a cliche, but here it s just true wit and wisdom You ll see yourself and everyone else you ve ever known well You ll see situations that come up in everyday life I recommend it highly This is probably my second favorite novel by Lewister The Great Divorce, and rates up [...]

  26. I have read this book twice before but after my worship pastor mentioned a quote that I had forgotten in one part of the book Wormwood writes his uncle Screwtape with great fear that his subject has begun going to church, his uncle quite easily assures him that the best thing to do is keep him in church, but keep him proud of the fact that he always attends the services or sits in the same area, as long as Wormwood keeps him in the building and away from God.I think Lewis is one of those authors [...]

  27. This book has probably one of the easiest premises around to understand The senior devil, Screwtape, writes advise to a junior devil, his nephew, Wormwood The letters are his advice to Wormwood how to prevent a human from reaching his full Christian capabilities, and to turn the human to their side , as it were Screwtape is one of the best villains in literature, and the epistolary format of this book helps to see the world through the demon s eyes.Apparently C.S Lewis had a hard time writing th [...]

  28. Listened as an audiobook from Overdrive library Solid insight into humans and faith Some of it seemed like C.S Lewis thoughts about education and moral and intellectual decline, BUT for the most part, it stayed on course with Screwtape telling his nephew how to get the patient to live their way I thought it was also interesting that Screwtape called God the enemy Mostly because in church, you hear people call Satan the enemy It s also a good study of how we define right wrong, how we can tend t [...]

  29. Witty Yes Brilliant Yes Funny Not so much.I mean, I can see how it could be funny, but it wasn t funny to me.In fact, it was downright terrifying in spots.Why Because I saw so much of myself in this book Complacent, distracted, and not very invested in my faith Yeah, that is me just FAR too often This was a very convicting book for me, and made me take a long look at how habitual my faith can become Which is great, because it made me examine my prayer life, my Bible reading habits, and my invest [...]

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