The Screwtape Letters

Paperback | April 21, 2015

byC. S. Lewis

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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 wildly 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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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 wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screw...

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This classic 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 worldl...

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.5 inPublished:April 21, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060652934

ISBN - 13:9780060652937

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from The girl who came home Badly written, like something from a 10 year old. Repetitive and boring. No imagination. Clap trap..
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome This book was captivating from the beginning. I felt like I was there, making the trip from Ireland. Definitely recommend this read.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting concept, but it didn't grab me 2.5 stars This is told in the form of letters, from Screwtape to Wormwood. It appears that Screwtape and Wormwood are "spirits", trying to tempt humans so that their souls will end up in Hell. Screwtape, through the letters, is offering advice to Wormwood. It was an interesting concept, but the storyline wasn't terribly intriguing. I didn't mind it being told in letters, but it just didn't grab me, though there were a few parts that were slightly more interesting. It was, however, very quick to read. Because it was so short and I knew it wouldn't take long to read, I read it all in one sitting.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from SOMETHING TO PONDER ABOUT My 24yr old son insisted I read this. Interesting concept on how a senior devil teaches a junior devil on wrecking havoc and bad influences apon one man to claim his soul. Found it too descriptive and lengthy.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Original Piece of Work! This is by far one of the best books I’ve read. It is so original that when I read it I didn’t know what to make of it. Just when you think evil has triumphed, the protagonist is victorious once again. Cleverly written, this book is a real gem.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes you think WOW! I love this book. I was sceptical of if before I started to read it but it sure has made an impact on me. Every chapter really made me think and start to look at life and see all of the devils sneeky little tricks!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from the demons within This ranks among C.S. Lewis' best works as it helps to counteract the demons we all have working within us to keep us from accepting that God does actually exist. It helps to show us the difference between the reality of Christianity and the reality of day to day life. I have met many so called Christians who are very smug & complacent about how they personally will be saved, but while they talk the talk, they do not walk the walk. This book can help you to resist the pitfalls that are so easy to fall into.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters explores the idea of temptation from the devil's point of view. It consists of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, instructing a novice, Wormwood, how to properly tempt a human. This book was written so well that even today, you can relate the ideas to everyday life, not that there are devils working on us but so we can reflect differently upon our daily actions.
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“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.”