Jun 5, 2014

Book Review: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with 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 wildy comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

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Title: The Screwtape Letters
Author: C.S. Lewis
Pages: 209 
Publisher: HarperOne

While I was still in college I took an entire semester-long course dedicated to the writings of C.S. Lewis. It was a really fun class, and I really enjoyed it!! The Screwtape Letters is one of my favorite things that we read that semester.

In this book Lewis masterfully joins the religious and fictitious sides of his writing. While some of his other writings are much more 'religious' heavy, such as Mere Christianity, this book is not. The Screwtape Letters is a lighthearted examination of heaven and hell.

This book is basically a collection of letters written between Satan and his assistant, Screwtape. They are mainly made up of Satan's advice to Screwtape to help his 'human' not go 'astray' (or towards heaven).

This is really a fun book to read, and it is quite fast. It also will get you to examine your own life, as you start to look deeper into the tricks that Satan uses to get us to follow him. I'd give this book overall 4 arrows. Its fun, quick, and an altogether great read! If you haven't read it or read any other books by C.S. Lewis, I'd highly recommend that you check it o

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