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The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Chronicler of Narnia and theologian C.S. Lewis presents a series of letters written by an elder demon to a rookie devil attempting to tempt the soul of a young man in London at the start of WWII.

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I had playfully mentioned the book too

Back when those presidential debates were happening (perhaps presidential pleasant exchanges would be more descriptive), I thought the book was quite timely for the motivations of the debate organizers.

Not surprised at all!

I'm not surprised at all to see my favorite book by my favorite author on my favorite website! :)


Had been meaning to read this

Had been meaning to read this for a while and just started. Delightful, even for a doubter. Much easier to get into than his space trilogy. Eventually I plan to read at least That Hideous Strength and The Abolition of Man.


I will start reading it today.

Edgar Morgan

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Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Walter Martin

The Screwtape Letters are fantastic, as is quite a bit of Lewis' work. Perelandra is also an incredible book.

If you can find a copy of Walter Martin's book, Screwtape Writes Again, it's worth reading, too - kind of a sequel set in more modern times.

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Screwtape Writes Again

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The letters have something for every living mind!
Lewis' wit cuts deeply and cleanly. In fact, it even tickles, it hurts so good!

If you ever loved the Chronicles of Narnia or Perelandra, you must not miss Screwtape!

Take it from an old skeptical atheist curmudgeon (who also loves gospel music!), you can't go far wrong with Clive Staples (not counting "Mere Christianity", which is pure screed, and therefore rather tedious).

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I have read the Screwtape letters countless times, most recently a few weeks ago, and I always find something that I did not pick up on before. The genius of C.S. Lewis and his brilliant use of satire is, without a doubt, Lewis at his best.

However, a word of caution. This was written for believers of the Bible. Those who do not believe or who do not have a firm grasp of Scripture will quite possibly not enjoy or even understand the message that Lewis is conveying. I have recommended this work at least 100 times in my life. To date I have NEVER encountered a Christian who did not appreciate it. I have also, many years ago, given the book as a gift to non-Christian friends. None ever reported back that they actually enjoyed it and many said they just "did not get it."

You can find the Audiobook narrated by John Cleese in 6 parts and listen to it for free on You Tube.

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Screwtape and his compatriots were liars without limits.

One doesn't need training in scriptures to recognize liars, IMO.

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I have not finished the book.

I keep reading it by starting somewhere in the middle, as is my usual approach, go back to the start, get freaked out, then put it down for another year or three.

Next time I will start at the end and read backwards chapter by chapter. Another good way to read a book.

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Have you read: Out of the

Have you read: Out of the "Silent Planet", "Perelandra", or "That Hideous Strength?" they are labeled "Science Fiction" but they are really much more than that.

I got turned onto Perelandra by Mary Mattson, sister of...

Eli Mattson:

honestly I was never into the phantasy thing, more the sci-fi.

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I read Out of the Silent

I read Out of the Silent Planet maybe 10 years or so ago, but never the sequels, only because I forgot about them I suppose. I am adding them to my "to read" list! :) My 13 year old daughter is currently reading another of my favorites. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. Though not nearly as intellectual as Lewis, it is one of the most bestselling Christian works of Fiction ever sold. Nobody can tell a story like Peretti. I have been picking it up when she puts it down and am just as hooked as when I read it the first time.

My current guilty pleasure has been catching up on the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Not Christian in genre, but really really awesome.

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"This Present Darkness by

"This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti." Thanks! I will check it out.

I've read most of Frank

I've read most of Frank Peretti's books starting with his books aimed for teens. If you're a Pentecostal then you'll love This Present Darkness & the sequel. If you're not then I'd recommend my top 2 personal favorites, The Oath & his 3rd book from the teen series called The Tombs Of Anak. All of his stories are thrillers but This Present Darkness is directly about the battles between angels & demonic forces. I've never read the Screwtape Letters but I plan on listening to the 6 part youtube this summer. Happy reading!

He has a shorter book called Tilly

that is also worth a read. (Peretti)

Lewis was a genius, I love all his work. My seven year old loves Narnia, and finds the references to public schools and the lack of education in them quite humorous. I have to agree on the Space trilogy and other writings with the majority report here. Don't think Lewis liked statists anymore than we do. :)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
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If you like to listen instead

If you like to listen instead of read there is an audio recording by Jack Sondericker on Audible. He does a fantastic job. Just make sure you get the unabridged instead of the abridged which is read by Frank himself. Frank does a good job, but crams 18 hours into just 3 and you lose so much of the content. It may be my absolute favorite Christian fiction book of all time, but its freaking my 13 year daughter out a little bit. :)

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Thank you! the last two Space

Thank you! the last two Space Trilogy books are freaky as well, you will see what I mean :)

Looking forward to it. I like

Looking forward to it. I like to be freaked out.

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They are even better!

They are even better!

I am fairly certain I have

I am fairly certain I have them a shelf somewhere. Time to dust them off!

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I Read The Screw Tape Letters About 25 Years Ago - EXCELLENT!

It is the only C.S. Lewis work I have ever read.

Read his Space Trilogy, I am

Read his Space Trilogy, I am serious, it is pure genius, go ahead and get your butt off of the internet sometime for a day or two and read three of the best books ever!!!

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*does not see in bookshelf* S. Lewis

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Here are the titles

Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength

One Hell of a book!

I love C.S Lewis! and Screwtape really is one Hell of a book :) I heard Andy Serkis (Gollum)did an audio tape.. must be a blast

Screwtape letters, the only CS Lewis I recommend.

Good choice Chris!

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I love 'em all!!

Whats wrong with the Chronicles of Narnia?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician's Nephew
The Last Battle

and his wonderful Space Trilogy?:
Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength

Not to mention all of his interesting letters

I'm afraid... ask for fear of opening an unwelcome can of worms for the context of this thread...but why 'only'?