Classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation.
A timeless classic on "Hell's latest novelties and Heaven's unanswerable answer," The Screwtape Letters has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life. C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of "Our Father Below," the worldly-wise old devil, to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man who has just become a Christian. The Screwtape Letters is a hilarious story of temptation--and triumph over it.
A milestone in the history of popular theology, The Screwtape Letters is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation.
This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth, trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is "lost" to the young devil.
Dedicated to Lewis's friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual conflict and the psychology of temptation which are part of our religious experience.