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The Screwtape Letters - A Tiber River Review

by Ian on May 18, 2011

 

The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters allows the reader to enter into the fascinating mind of C.S Lewis and his interpretation of Heaven and Hell.  Written as letters between and uncle and his nephew, we learn about the deception of the evil one and his attempts to keep us from our Father in Heaven.  I found this book engaging and captivating.  Different statements throughout the book literally made me stop and ponder its meaning in my life.  Not many books can challenge the reader to take a step back and see where we have lost our way in our quest to Heaven.

C.S. Lewis challenges the reader to dig deeper into ones soul and evaluate where we may be deceived.  Comical and serious in the same breath the book engages you from the beginning and will keep you wanting to know more. I enjoy Lewis' writing style and the flow of the book.  He uses different examples of men and women and how they are commonly deceived into thinking relativism and intellect can trump spiritualism. Lewis emphasizes the importance of spirituality through highlighting the negative pathway of the egocentric scholar.  How easy it is t believe in the thoughts we have versus the Christian principles we know so well.    It was written during a time period when communism was rampant and the author ties in his strong feeling against it.

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