The Screwtape Letters is a satirical version of the enemy’s playbook. It is a series of letters written by an elder demon, Screwtape, to his apprentice, Wormwood. Screwtape coaches his junior on how best to tempt and secure the damnation of his “client,” an ordinary young man.
In this video, we review how The Screwtape Letters gives insight into the Christian walk. Join us in our review and get a chance to win a copy of the eBook.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
The Screwtape Letters: Literary background
C.S. Lewis (perhaps best known for his children’s books the Chronicles of Narnia) first published the book in 1942. Even though it was written 80 years ago, the message is timeless and perhaps even more relevant in our world today as the war for souls has heated up.
The Screwtape Letters: Trivia
• C. S. Lewis dedicated this book to his friend J. R. R. Tolkien.
• In the original draft of the introduction, the letters were retrieved and translated from Old Solar by Ransom, the protagonist of The Space Trilogy.
Wrestling with the Temptations
Instead of dissecting the plot, setting and, character development in the video, we wrestle with the themes. We look at
- The Battle Over the Mind
- The Tyranny of the Future
- Mere Christianity
- God creates sons and daughters fit as rulers in his kingdom;
demons desire our will fit to be consumed.
- My Time Is my Own
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