Book 20 of 5o in my quest to read 50 books in 52 weeks. (2013)
The Screwtape Letters (by: C.S. Lewis)
I mean, come on! It’s C.S. Lewis! It’s great before you even open the book!
The Screwtape Letters had been recommended to me as one of the most important books I would ever read as a pastor. That’s an extremely high standard to live up to.
The Letters did not disappoint.
C.S. Lewis will stand out as one of the greatest Christian Apologists of all time. In this amazingly creative work he single handedly laid a death blow to the mystery behind how the enemy of our soul attacks. He takes away the notion of the devil coming to us with a pitchfork and a red cape. Instead he helps us realize the cunning and subtly of our enemy and his work in those around us as well as using our own desires against us.
While the book is fictional directly, it is profoundly true in theory. The Letters really help to put life in perspective and reveals an amazing tool we have against our enemy… light. Bringing light into the darkness of our ignorance helps us not only see spiritual attacks coming but gives us the upper hand due to our information.
Love it. Love it. Worth the read. Worth the study. Worth the share.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.