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Screwtape Letters

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Rayshell M. Pittman
Christian Thought
December 3, 2010
Book Review

The Screwtape Letters
The Author of The Screwtape Letters was written by Clive Staples Lewis (1898- 1963). He was one of the most well-known Christian writes in the world. He was also the writer of Chronicles of Narnia which is now in theaters and is one of the most popular stories in which he has written. In the story The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis stated that when writing this book it was not enjoyable for him to the point he said he will never write another letter. But, because this story was so powerful and spiritual, C. S. Lewis had to write another which is called Screwtape Proposes a Toast which I recommend to read. (christianodyssey)

The Plot of this book was in a form of letters by Screwtape who is a senior demon who wrote these letters to his nephew Wormwood. In the story Screwtape tries to help Wormwood approach humans and tempt them away from heaven and into the lower arches of hell and damnation. Screwtape encourages Wormwood and show him devious ways to enter the man’s thoughts and influences him away from Christian’s ways by convincing “the patient” that God is the enemy.

The theme of this story was reason and faith. C.S. Lewis main point was Christians and the way they think about the truth about life and religion. Looking for the simple truth and simple questions that should be answered but, sometimes this can be blinded by the devils manipulation to get to the soul. I also feel that this story is about war within each individual from everyday life. These are things that Christian have to deal with spiritual warfare is something that each individual human soul have to fight. It is a personal war in which its either Heaven or hell. C.S. Lewis made these things clear in The Screwtape Letters.

C.S. Lewis view point was very clear. C.S. Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters in first person Screwtape begin the narrator. As you go through the letters in the story...