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The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters: C. S. Lewis (English Edition) | C. S. Lewis,C.S.
Screwtape is a senior devil whose job is to increase the store of malice and misery on Earth. He achieves this by carefully targeting humans and then providing them with an array of temptations that can take their minds away from God. Under Screwtape's charge is his nephew Wormwood, a novice devil. The letters between them record their efforts to turn a young man from his newly-adopted Christianity back to 'Our Father Below' (Satan). Wormwood receives detailed instructions on how to exploit the man's weaknesses and bring him permanently around to sin. Both shocking and amusing, C S Lewis's satire The Screwtape Letters was a bestseller in its day, selling over half a million copies. It was a brilliant riposte to the creeping atheism, existentialism and materialism of Lewis's time, attracting the smart reader who normally may have dismissed Christianity as a moral guide; Lewis's Screwtape works relentlessly not simply to turn the victim towards sin, but to a fashionable resignation about the 'way of the world' that denies human progress. The book is quite a challenge to understand, because everything is morally in reverse. You have to remind yourself that the 'Enemy' referred to is God, and that the way of life advocated by Screwtape is the exact opposite of a good Christian life. For instance, Screwtape bemoans that that the Enemy has given human beings free will to choose the Good, and that God actually loves 'the human vermin'. Each chapter deals with a different temptation such as a lack of neighborly love, smugness, lust, and identifying with non-believers because they are clever and witty.
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RamsFan1963
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C.S. Lewis wrote this back in the 1960s, but it sure sounds like America 2019.

Crazeedi He is the best 7mo
Amiable Wow 😳 7mo
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Savedbygrace
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I'm kind of backtracking here, but I realized there were a few book reviews I had yet to cover. 👍

Honestly, The Screwtape Letters, is my personal favorite book and most likely will be my new go-to. Written in letters between two demons vying for a man's soul, C.S. Lewis combines his somewhat fantastical writing style and his deep spirituality to create an entertaining yet starkly spiritual and knowledgeable read.

Daisey This is one of the books that is on my “impacted my life” list. 🤔 So many interesting things to ponder! 12mo
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CindyRene
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Finished this one last night working towards #24B4Monday !!
So much more here than I was grasping. It deserves another read through to glean more, but not any time soon. It was a tough read. But after multiple bails, Im just happy to have finished.
#dogsoflitsy

TrishB Awww 🐶 12mo
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Kaye Funny pup. What‘s his name ? He looks ornery. 12mo
CindyRene @kaye her name is Hannah. And yes she is a pistol !! She's not much appreciated a read-a-thon today. She thinks they're boring 😂😂 12mo
Erofan So cutie 🐕 12mo
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CindyRene
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Last minute weekend plan changes for a friendly, somewhat serious, read-a-thon!! Woot woot!!
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TheReadingMermaid Yes ma'am! We are all about the friendly up in here 😜🤗💕 glad you are joining us sweetie. I look forward to your posts throughout the weekend! 💖 12mo
Andrew65 Yes the fun should be to the fore! 12mo
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ladybrightscales
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My only solace upon finishing this book is that absolutely everyone else is a hypocrite too. I loved and hated this book in equal measure. C.S. Lewis is absolutely pure 😈.

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BookishBelle
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I was browsing through my library‘s selection of audio books on Libby and found this one. As I recall, I started reading it at some point ages ago and never finished. Perfect for a listen! #audiostitching #crossstitch

Caterina This is a fun book! One of my favorites by CS Lewis. Hope you enjoy it! Also yayyyy cross stitch!! I'm totally addicted to cross stitch and try to do some #audiostitching every day :) It's looking great! 1y
BookishBelle Thanks @Caterina ! It is so fun!! 1y
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Lexeegee
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My next audiobook.

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Batman
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Mehso-so

So this was my second CS Lewis read in the last few weeks. I've been on a short book reading binge, in an effort to get to those books on my TBR that I may otherwise never read. Compared to The Great Divorce I enjoyed this book more. It was witty and made me smirk in several places. Perhaps because it was written from a demon's perspective, it... #summerreading #backlistupdates

Read full review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2255297680

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Ouch, that was sharp! Written by a senior devil to his nephew tasked with winning the soul of a young man for "Our Father Below", I read this as an acute and often amusing appraisal of human nature; the finer points of Christian doctrine went over my head.
The picture is the inscription in a Bible given to me years ago by my Grandad. (Elizabeth was his aunt.)
1942 for #192019challenge
Audiobook via Overdrive: I now intend to get a paper copy.

Tamra I remember liking this book. 2y
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hes7
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#EvilPersonified: an experienced tempter and teacher, Screwtape. #Characters2017

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 3y
FictionFox I love this book!! ❤😈 3y
readinginthedark Nice choice! 3y
Debiw781 Love this book! 3y
Laura317 This book was funny and thought-provoking. 3y
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TindraTieren
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Short, sweet, humorous, and gets the point across brilliantly.

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FictionFox
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Day 17: Irish Authors

Didn't get a chance to post yesterday so here I am a day later with Bram Stoker & C. S. Lewis! 🍀

#MarchIntoReading #Dracula #TheScrewtapeLetters

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Willyums10
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"Not to what I think thou art but to what thou knowest thyself to be"

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BookishHistorian
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And with that, I declare myself on a Facebook hiatus.

Megabooks Yay!!! I've been off for almost a year and am probably not going back!! 3y
BookishHistorian Day five and going strong! I find I don't even miss it--and I'm getting so much more reading done. 😁 3y
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HeatherBookNerd
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One of my favorite #epistolary books. My daughter is reading this right now. I love seeing a new generation discovering the magic of CS Lewis. #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

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Gingersnapppp
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Screwtape is a senior tempter in the service of "Our Father Below". This story is a collection of letters to his nephew Wormwood who is a novice demon attempting to secure the damnation of a young man's soul. The Screwtape Letters are a story of temptation and the ability to overcome it. Very interesting look at Christianity and highly enjoyable.

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DMC_run8
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Got my ass to confession after this one. Good for the soul. 10/10

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31 letters make up this book, Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and promoting sin interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine. Wormwood and Screwtape live in a peculiarly morally reversed world, where individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon is capable of comprehending or acknowledging true human virtue when he sees it.

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HAPPY NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY
My favorite book of all time is "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S.Lewis. My husband received this copy as a graduation gift when he completed his four year degree. I love the dry wit Lewis uses in these letters. The uncle is giving tips to his nephew (both demons) on how to trip up the young man in his charge - so many easy choices. #bookphotochallenge #augustofpages @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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Shaaaannnn
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I'm not religious nor a firm believer in God but this was fun and really interesting to read. A peephole into hell and Satan's work. Really evil and quite scary. And many other things. Read it and see what it's all about.

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Shaaaannnn
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Happy August! I plan on doing lots of reading this month especially because school also starts this month and I tend to really slow down on reading during that time. I'm 5 books behind on my reading challenge if I want to finish 24 this year! Gotta werk.

Twocougs That sandwich is making me hungry!😉 3y
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Shaaaannnn
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The Screwtape Letters. Stolen from my boyfriends bookshelf. 😈

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MrCoachU
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The Oh Hellos put out this album inspired by the Screwtape Letters. It is told from the perspective of the human being tempted by Wormwood. Great tribute to Mr. Clive Staples Lewis. Brilliant concept. Perfect execution. Beautiful album.

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Shannonkay
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This is my favorite Lewis. I remember the first time I read it. When I was finished I wanted to go back to the beginning and start over again.

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short_soprano
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This book was so thought provoking. I think I have passages underlined on every page. Clive Staples, you are such a genius.

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short_soprano

"The humans live in time but (God) destined them to eternity. He therefore... wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which they call the Present. For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity."

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"Our [a devil's] cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy's [God's] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys."

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short_soprano
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You know a book is gonna be good when you open it up and see this.

tnorris I loved this book! My copy is mostly highlighted and underlined at this point 😁🤓 4y
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melissajayne
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Reading this because I can't sleep

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RivkahReads
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To be honest it took awhile to get into and several attempts but it's worth it, especially the audiobook version, read with a pen and notebook to hand! A classic.