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☆ Read ☆ The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis ç I love this book it really makes you think For those who have not read it, the book is written as a compilation of letters from a tempter, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwoood In the letters, Screwtape gives Wormwood adivce and counsel on how to best tempt his subject a young man who converts to Christianity, and then falls in love with a Christian woman Through the letters, you are constantly reminded and made to think about how the adversary tempts us What is truly excellent about the book, though, is that the cunning plans are not centered around obvious sins, that so often are what we think about when we think about temptation and sin Instead, the tempters focus on muchsubtle forms of sins van 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 PatientScrewtape 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 Feb 23 , 2018 I just picked this up again to read through some of my highlights I also wanted to mention that this book is dedicated to J.
R.
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Tolkien One of the biggest literary influences dedicating his book to another one of biggest literary influences, who also happens to be his friend If that doesn t warm your bookish heart I don t know what will I will be honest, this was not the easiest read While the book itself is quite small, the old English language and the style is written in, made me reread some of the paragraphsthan once That said, this book is full of gems It makes you think of yourself in a way you might have never thought before It makes you question all of your choices, because somehow you are finallyaware of them It makes you question the government and it makes you question how you do life as a person It i It s great to read fiction that gives you a punch in a gut It s not often a book will hold up a mirror to you and show you some things you d rather not see The Screwtape Letters was that book for me.
Every Christian needs to get a hold of this book and read it through It s helped me gain a deep understanding of how the forces of darkness try to undermine joy and truth I d especially recommend it to readers new to C.
S Lewis, as this is a good sample of his writing and a good place to start from when reading his work.
One of the great things about C.
S Lewis is that, having not been born into the church, he comes with a gritty, logical look into Christianity and how the world operates, having been deeply entrenched in it himself He understands where people are coming from and brings to light a lot of the contradictions people t I love this book it really makes you think For those who have not read it, the book is written as a compilation of letters from a tempter, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwoood In the letters, Screwtape gives Wormwood adivce and counsel on how to best tempt his subject a young man who converts to Christianity, and then falls in love with a Christian woman Through the letters, you are constantly reminded and made to think about how the adversary tempts us What is truly excellent about the book, though, is that the cunning plans are not centered around obvious sins, that so often are what we think about when we think about temptation and sin Instead, the tempters focus on muchsubtle forms of sins van If not for the fact that this is a satire in earnest, it would serve as a powerful absurdist invective against humanity itself If this book improved my view of Christians it was only because it points out that all the faults conspicuous in the rabidly faithful are equally well represented in the uninformed agnostic, if less readily apparent Lewis does his best to drag everyone down to a common level.
The sharp weapon of Lewis s rhetoric tears down humanity through all its self righteous hubris, denial, misdirected hopes, and easy mistakes However, one begins to develop the impression, slowly at first, that Lewis has nothing to offer in return There are scarcely words of alternatives, let alone improvements.
Lewis does give us a house whic If not for the fact that this is a satire in earnest, it would serve as a powerful absurdist invective against humanity itself If this book improved my view of Christians it was only because it points out that all the faults conspicuous in the rabidly faithful are equally well represented in the uninformed agnostic, if less readily apparent Lewis does his best to drag everyone down to a common level.
The sharp weapon of Lewis s rhetoric tears down humanity through all its self righteous hubris, denial, misdirected hopes, and easy mistakes However, one begins to develop the impression, slowly at first, that Lewis has nothing to offer in return There are scarcely words of alternatives, let alone improvements.
Lewis does give us a house whic It s always the books that I randomly come across or the spur of the moment reads that almost always end up pleasantly surprising me.
This book was so out of my range and certainly not the kind I usually pick up but I wanted something different and wow, was it that It was thought provoking and very unnerving at times with an interesting premise that had me questioning a lot of the things that we do without even realising and the effects of these actions.
You know, there are many reasons why I love Fantasy books, one of which is that it s a form of escapism However dark and or bleak enter said world is, it draws me in and gets me focusing on problems far different from anything to do with my world Well, this certainly was not that kind of a read The Screwtape Letters is a purported collection of 31 letters written by a sen Young Wormwood is on his very first demonic mission and is at a bit of a loss as to how to do this There s so many ways to corrupt, but which is the right way to do evilIndeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signpostsYour affectionate uncle, Screwtape.
Luckily, he has his Uncle Screwtape to consult Under Screwtape s gentle guidance, Wormwood hopes to bring another soul to their Dark Father It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.
While I do not fully agree with everything said in this book, I do think that this was an absolutely fascinating look into the small ways that corruption reaches out to us in everyday life Those little things build up and if they a ToMR SOURPUSSMost Revered Lower SecretaryMinistry of TemptationDear Sir,At the outset, let me express my deep regret at a set of my letters to my wayward nephew Wormwood having fallen into the hands of a loyal servant of the Enemy and getting published I will take the liberty of saying most emphatically that this is not due to any lack of foresight from my part Your August Person used to know Wormwood, and what a nincompoop he was I must state with no little pleasure that our current set of tempters are built of much tougher material, and consequently we have been on the winning side in our struggle with the Enemy for the past few decades One only has to cast one s eye over the world once.
However, the affair of The Screwtape Letters as they have come to be known are a matter of no little anguish to my own person, and I make no hesitation in stating that I am willing to accept Let me preface by saying I do not follow any one religious path I m a searcher, and I m not sure if I ll ever settle on one faith That said, The Screwtape Letters, an intense rumination on good and evil, as told through the letters of one demon to another, is a work I feel everyone should read, if to do nothing but understand the true nature of evil I ll admit, I picked up the book because I thought a tale told by a demon would be kind of cool sexy in a dark fun kind of way The experience of reading it was anything but that It was fully engrossing far better than mere fun It did what the best books always do it expanded my understanding of the world around me It gave me something I ve kept with me since A valued, and somewhat terrible knowledge My copy included a forward that explained that C.
S Lewis had to recover from writing it After reading and processing his w This is my first book of C.
S Lewis outside the Chronicles of Narnia Series I want to balance my reading list with good, wholesome and inspiring Christian books so I decided to try the works of Lewis and look for an e book Fortunately, I was able to find one online so I started with Screwtape Letters.
The Screwtape Letters is a series of letters written by Screwtape, a senior demon, to his nephew and a neophyte tempter, Wormood, about the different ways to tempt a newly converted Christian they referred to as Patient Their objective is to secure the Patient s eternal damnation in hell In this book, C.
S Lewis tried to describe the spiritual battles between Christians and the forces of evil in a different point of view.
At first, I felt uncomfortable reading the parts where Lewis referred God as the Enemy and Satan as the Father because Where do I begin unloading this colossal bag of thoughts that are raging in my mind since yesterday Well, my friend, you seem to be the victim today So be it Don t term me evil it is just the scent of one, I lived with for the last five days.
Actually, this work is hardly anything except for a bunch of letters, from a senior to a junior it is nothingthan a series of succinct correspondence, gathered cannily and disbursed evenastutely to the promising newbies Now, have we all not rubbed shoulders with atleast once such genial senior in our lives Incidentally, this exchange happens to be between Uncle Screwtape and Wormwood who, well, under a generous dignity granted by Lewis, call themselves Tempters I refer to them as Devil Spirit And they are up against Him the one who lives in the churches and to whom the world attributes its go Feb 23 , 2018 I just picked this up again to read through some of my highlights I also wanted to mention that this book is dedicated to J.
R.
R.
Tolkien One of the biggest literary influences dedicating his book to another one of biggest literary influences, who also happens to be his friend If that doesn t warm your bookish heart I don t know what will I will be honest, this was not the easiest read While the book itself is quite small, the old English language and the style is written in, made me reread some of the paragraphsthan once That said, this book is full of gems It makes you think of yourself in a way you might have never thought before It makes you question all of your choices, because somehow you are finallyaware of them It makes you question the government and it makes you question how you do life as a person It i

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