The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters

With Screwtape Proposes A Toast

Book - 2001
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In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace.--From publisher description.
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2001.
ISBN: 9780060652937
0060652934
9780060652890
0060652896
Characteristics: x, 209 p. ;,21 cm.

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CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jun 08, 2017

Meet Screwtape, a veteran demon and tempter of souls. It's World War II, and there are so many opportunities for corruption during wartime. In witty and definitely barbed letters, he writes to advise his young nephew Wormwood as to how to best take advantage of each human's weaknesses. Wickedly clever, it's stood up well through the decades. There is also an audiobook with John Cleese (Monty Python) giving the narration.

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jsjs
Feb 06, 2017

Typical of C.S. Lewis, a number of observations here are brilliantly insightful; some are bitingly funny. I was surprised to discover, though, that in at least one very core respect, Lewis' theology is not what one would expect of one of the most beloved evangelical voices of our time.

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GeneKathol
Dec 01, 2016

A must for any Christian or wannabe. The advice given is applicable to all generations past, present and future.

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Tabaqui
Oct 03, 2016

I read the whole thing in one sitting. Amusing, yet cautionary to believers. Hilarious satire, written as letters from the demon Screwtape to his young nephew demon Wormwood, a new tempter. This book really gets to the heart of issues, especially distraction, that hinder a Christian's spiritual life.

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KathyS82
Jun 21, 2016

Very smart and original, but I couldn't get into it.

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nludemann
Jul 20, 2015

I liked this, but like that well known phrase goes: don't try this at home. What I mean is that there is an awesome study guide that is available to help you get through this or also read and discuss with others.

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ABenoit
Aug 09, 2014

Eh, it was alright, just too tedious for my taste

hania4987 Nov 19, 2013

"My dear Wormwood," ... so begins a series of letters in which CS Lewis explores the peaks and valleys of human nature with a light hand and brilliant wit. This is one of those wonderful works that you can read over and over again and always find a gem to ponder.

Library_Dragon May 13, 2013

One my favorites. You'll be hard-pressed not to enjoy Lewis' witty and insightful writing.

euclid13 Jul 21, 2012

A "gem" is the correct word. Perfect commentary on the human condition and what makes humans tick. For a more humorous take look for "The Damned Busters" by Matthew Hughes.

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jgrnlees
Jun 05, 2011

CHAPTER 22: My dear Wormwood, ... I enclose a little booklet, just issued, on the new House of Correction for Incompetent Tempters. It is profusely illustrated and you will not find a dull page in it.

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jgrnlees
Jun 05, 2011

CHAPTER 8: My dear Wormwood, So you 'have great hopes that the patient's religious phase is dying away', have you? I always thought the Training College had gone to pieces since they put old Slubgob at the head of it, and now I am sure. Has no one ever told you about the law of Undulation?

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jgrnlees
Jun 05, 2011

CHAPTER 2: My dear Wormwood, I note with grave displeasure that your patient has become a Christian.

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