The Screwtape Letters ePub Edition by C. S. Lewis Click Here to Download the Book The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior "tempter" named Wormwood, so as to advise him on methods of securing the damnation of a British man, known only as "the Patient". Screwtape holds an administrative post in the bureaucracy ("Lowerarchy") of Hell, and acts as a mentor to Wormwood, the inexperienced tempter. In the body of the thirty-one letters which make up the book, Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and promoting sin in the Patient, interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine. Wormwood and Screwtape live in a peculiarly morally reversed world, where individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon is capable of comprehending or acknowledging true human virtue when he sees it.
Reviews This is truly one of the best books I have ever read. C.S. Lewis is definitely my favorite author and he has come up with the most original idea of a word-conscious devil who writes to his nephew. Even though the book is only about letters, you really could figure out the story of the nephew's "patient"--how he lives his Christian journey. Throughout the letters, you could see how C.S. Lewis is cleverly criticizing the society, which at the definite extent is true. That is what is amazing about Lewis. From the Christian point of view, there are also points which really touched my faith. This book is really a pleasure that stabs you softly and makes you want to reflect and interrogate your faith. Lastly, obviously, Lewis's writing is incomparable. As a conclusion, this book is absolutely a must read. Not only for Christians, but also for those who want to seek for the society-criticism side.
"The Screwtape Letters" is a gem among books. I didn't totally know what it was about at first, and so I was entirely confused, but I think that I was in an unusual situation for someone about to read this famous book :P Once I figured out that an experienced devil was writing advice to his nephew devil, everything made much more sense. This book was sort of an eye-opener for me. I'm very religious, but I never really thought about the idea that I have my own personal devils whose sole mission is to lead me slowly down the road to Hell. There were so many passages in this book that I just wanted to memorize and hang them all over my room. C.S. Lewis is just so articulate and always finds the perfect way to express different ideas about Christianity (or in the case of Screwtape, attacks on Christianity). I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
This book was simply FANTASTIC. I think it was one of the first works to really open my eyes to way that sin and the Devil work, and how our relationship with God protects us from those influences. I was skeptical at first because C.S. Lewis writes from the point of view of a demon, but after reading it I think that there couldn't be a better way to achieve what he was trying to do. This book teaches valuable lessons about the nature of sin in the Christian religion, while at the same time being engaging and humorous. There are very few areas where the text drags or becomes preachy. In all honesty I think it's probably my favorite work by C.S. Lewis, and that includes the Chronicles of Narnia. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding more about the nature of sin in Christianity, or even just the play between Good and Evil.
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