The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters

With, Screwtape Proposes A Toast

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Baker & Taylor
Letters from the devil Screwtape to his less experienced nephew and apprentice Wormwood reveal a cunning plan for committing human souls to damnation, in an illuminating look at temptation, repentance, forgiveness, and grace. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Zondervan House
In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.

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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Letters from a professional satan to his less experienced nephew reveal a cunning plan for committing human souls to damnation.

Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, 2001, c1996
ISBN: 9780060652937
Branch Call Number: 248.4 LEW
Characteristics: x, 209 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963
Alternative Title: Screwtape proposes a toast


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Jun 05, 2018

One of the few absolutely essential reads for Christians or those interested in the Christian faith. Brilliantly insightful. Lewis, one of my all-time favorite authors, gets to the heart of some really complex issues. The author's perspective is simply fascinating. The Screwtape Letters really challenged my thinking and gave me unique insights I've never found anywhere else. Excellent read. Highly recommended.

CRRL_VirginiaJ 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.

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.

Dec 01, 2016

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

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.

Jun 21, 2016

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

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.

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.

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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.

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?

Jun 05, 2011

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


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