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The Screwtape Letters - Hc [Hardcover]

C S Lewis
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Feb. 22 2001 Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis
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.

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This adaptation of C.S. Lewis's biting satire received a 1999 Grammy nomination for best spoken-word performance, and it's easy to see why--the story fits the format perfectly. It's relatively brief (the unabridged reading takes a mere four hours), and contains only one character--the demon Screwtape, who writes letters to his novice nephew Wormwood, instructing him on how to best tempt his "patient" (a wayward soul on earth) into the bosom of "our Lord below."

Obviously, the book wasn't written with former Monty Python John Cleese in mind, but it's hard to imagine a better Screwtape. Cleese's voice provides the perfect vehicle for Lewis's dry, razor-edged wit. His uncanny comic timing and ability to milk each phrase for maximum effect betray an infectious enthusiasm for the story. It's clear that he's having a great time reading, and it's impossible not to laugh along with him. This inspired pairing of two of the 20th century's greatest wits makes for a meditation on the dark side of spiritual guidance that's as relevant and funny today as it was in Lewis's war-torn England. (Running time: 4 hours, 3 cassettes) --Andrew Neiland --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Lewis's satire is a Christian classic. Screwtape is a veteran demon in the service of "Our Father Below" whose letters to his nephew and prot?g?, Wormwood, instruct the demon-in-training in the fine points of leading a new Christian astray. Lewis's take on human nature is as on-target as it was when the letters were first published in 1941. John Cleese's narration is perfect as he takes Screwtape from emotional height to valley, from tight control to near apoplexy. This will be a popular in most libraries.ANann Blaine Hilyard, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars C.S. Lewis: Tough Reading, and Tough Lessons Feb. 5 2003
By Dave
Format:Paperback
C.S. Lewis is an awesome writer, both with fiction and non-fiction. In the Screwtape Letters, as you already know, Screwtape is writing letters of advice to Wormwood, about how to tempt and otherwise pervert the ways of his "patient".
It can be tough, grueling reading at times, but it so perfectly illuminates the sinful side of everyone...and can be an indicator of what NOT to do!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well-Written, But Extremely Boring March 4 2002
Format:Paperback
...It is very well-written, and the premise is interesting. However, I found it so boring I could hardly pay attention. C.S. Lewis does make some good points, but he really beats them to death. The reason I'm rating the book two stars instead of one is that it really is very well-written, in spite of being extremely boring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read June 2 2014
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A great read. offers a good object lesson. It serves my needs very well. I would recommend it to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars C.S. Lewis Jan. 1 2014
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C.S. Lewis is a classic Christian writer, author and commentator. He is a delight to read and I would recommend this particular
book to anyone exploring the world of the natural and the supernatural who enjoys out of the box humour.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the devil made me do it June 28 2013
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how to preach without preaching? a very interesting perspective on the oldest book in the world, told by the devils themselves
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but difficult to read. Dec 31 2012
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I have heard many positive comments of this book and I approached it, expecting it to be brilliant. I have read the Lord of the Rings and I found the writings of Tolkien much easier to read and to keep engaged than this book. The topics within this book are very good and offer a good insight into Christianity and the sins that humanity is plagued with; however I found the first part of this book very difficult for me to keep focused on and the flow was very different for me to grasp.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Oct. 9 2002
By John
Format:Paperback
You've got to read the Screwtape Letters!
It's fascinating. The spiritual insights are so rich and deep.
You'll never think about spiritual evil the same way again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating novel with rich characterizations Oct. 2 2002
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This is a classic piece of Christian fiction. You will not be disappointed but challenged after reading this delightful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seem pretty insightful musings on the probable thinking and tactics...
Seem pretty insightful musings on the probable thinking and tactics employed by the devil and his demons against us humans
Published 14 days ago by William A. Bolduc
5.0 out of 5 stars Lewis's unpublicized talent
When you read other work by Lewis, you are drawn to the clarity of style and thought and the ability to untangle complex issues regarding the validity of faith - now, but also... Read more
Published on Dec 6 2011 by SnowPharoah
5.0 out of 5 stars A satrical theological masterpiece, rich in consolation and humour
I often say that almost all of my theology comes from reading "The Narnia Suite," which I read for the first time at the age of eight, and more than a dozen times thereafter. Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2008 by Lauren B. Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book About the Christian View of Demons
This book consists of thirty-one letters written from a demon (Wormwood) to his nephew (Screwtape) who is also a demon. Read more
Published on July 17 2004 by Ignatious Valve
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like C.S. Lewis . . .
. . . like I do, I strongly suggest We All Fall Down, by Brian Caldwell. Like Lewis, Caldwell takes an intellectual aproach to the concept of Christianity. Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars So that's what they're thinking
C. S. Lewis takes you into the mindset of a pair of demons named Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood, who connive to corrupt an unnamed British man living during World War II. Read more
Published on June 14 2004 by Paul Skinner
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets better every time I read it!
No matter how many times I read this book I get a fresh insight into human spirituality. It's one of those slim little books that one can read in a flash, over and over. Read more
Published on June 4 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta read it
This book goes to show you that Satan's best trick to make people think he doesn't exsist.
Published on June 3 2004 by Rod Kastner
5.0 out of 5 stars Different perspective
This is an amazing way of looking at the spiritual warfare of the Christian faith. As Christians, we always look at upside of things. Read more
Published on May 18 2004 by Jeffrey Joslin
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