Lewis combines the doctrines of demonology, sin, and temptation along with the then contemporary social criticism through wit and satire. Read together with John Owen's book The Mortification of Sin, the Chrisitian I can be more ably defend against sin and temptation.
This audio version is very well done. The production is top notch. Definitely recommended!
It gives me insights that make me a better person.
Devils' biggest efforts are not to plant thoughts in us, but to keep them out. Keeping us from thinking at all, is their goal.
The language and concepts of the book are dense. It helps to be able to stop and rewind certain passages as you listen the book.
Powerful commentary on God's grave, love and hope for all who believe!
I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Screwtape is the Uncle of Wormwood, a tempter, whose job is to carefully guide a "patient" or human so that he or she will spend eternity with their father below aka the devil. The alternative would be to spend eternity with the Enemy. The "enemy" that Screwtape refers to is the Godhead: Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. The purpose of Screwtapes letters to his Nephew Wormwood is to advise the new tempter in how to win over the patient. Through these letters we pick up a story of a man's journey through life during an English war with Germany.
I give this book 5 stars because of it's brilliance and satire. The story gives us a fresh perspective of the devils work among us. It would have been great to hear from the point of view of an Angel in Heaven writing to a good spirit but I guess they were more careful not to let any letters slip into C.S. Lewis's hands. Oh well the Screwtape letters will have to do.
Love the narrator, this is the second one of his narrations I've heard and Lewis' work is phenomenal. In Screwtape's letters we see some of the worst habits of men, many of which we may have. Let this story be either inspire self reflection or pure entertainment.