A Masterpiece of Satire on Hell’s Latest Novelties and Heaven’s Unanswerable Answer
C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the unique 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 wordly-wise devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.
This book had me thinking / pondering / learning constantly. As a Christian person, it was enlightening to think of things from the perspective of these devils and gleam gospel truths from their reality. Very interesting. I’d recommend to anyone to read this book!
Definitely my favorite book
ever since I reread it a few months ago, ive found myself picking The Screwtape Letters up again and again, practically devouring it every time. This book is really interesting and stimulating because this was written in a different time and place - sometimes i have to look up words lol. but it also really makes you think, because it's not a shallow book at all; it's very spiritual. as a Christian it's also helpful because it's kind of like reverse psychology (i guess) - you kind of know now how an enemy would try to trick you, so now you're prepared for its schemes... like how Screwtape says for his nephew to try to push all the good deeds towards the outside of his circle like donating to causes for people in developing countries - but to keep all the bad stuff in the center of the man's circle like still being mean to his mom. Idk if that makes sense lol but anyway. Even if you're not a Christian you should read it. It's kinda funny too in a cynical way. Who knows? maybe this book will convince you to be one. I hope that because of reading C.S. Lewis' book, unbelievers realize how much they need God and that many have already done so. (I do not mean that The Screwtape Letters is the way to salvation.)
ANYWAY i got off track. Great book. now stop reading my review and read The Screwtape Letters