Not necessarily. I wanted to read C.S. Lewis, but once for this book was enough.
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I've read this book half a dozen times, by myself and to my children, and was fortunate enough to stumble upon it during an Audible 'special deal', so I picked up the audiobook as well.
I'm a Christian, and I would absolutely agree that all Christians should listen or read this book - it's not a long read at all, but it is absolutely profound in the way that it is told. It's similar to the Pilgrim's Progress, but from the opposing point of view. These demons are working to prevent the subject's progress toward God and Heaven.
C.S. Lewis does a remarkable job at pointing out how we are continually tempted and led astray through self-doubt, jealousy, envy and false science by unearthly forces. You could easily dismiss this as some bible-thumper rant, but you'd be completely wrong.
Audible is better than TV
I did not realize it at the time, but I actually had this reading of the book in cassette format. I loved the book then and still do now. The book has actually been read by me on numerous occasions as well, but the format lends itself to speech so much that it is my preferred method of delivery.
Each and every moment that I see myself in the convoluted machinations Screwtape employs to keep his charge in a fog.
Just a superb reading.
Please don't make this a film. It needs to be read or heard. My tag line would be....you are right where I want you to be.
Make no doubt about the fact that this is a book dealing with the Christian worldview, but the philosophical truth that is displayed/portrayed is just that, truth.
If you hate everything about Christianity this book will not be for you, and I doubt that it would bring you to the altar, so-to-speak. If you are looking for a great yarn as in Narnia you won't find that depth of storytelling here.
The story is enjoyable in and of itself. The sarcasm is thick. Those with the Christian worldview will find so very much more than the story. A must on every shelf.
Didn't finish it, listened to about 20 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. I kept getting confused as to who was the author of which letter, mainly because I couldn't pay attention long enough to keep track. Might be something better for reading than listening to.
I find in very interesting how the author turns the tenants of Christianity. To have daily trials and tribulations, decisions made and consequences earned, interpreted in a different light was fun.
A caterpillar. Really???
It's hard to be good... Now you know why...
I couldn't stop listening to this book.
This book completely changed my perspective.
I enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was a little hard to listen to at times. But wonderful book. I love C.S. Lewis!
This is a though provoking story that is much better absorbed by listening to it and than it would be by reading it.