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The Screwtape Letters

By C. S. Lewis

Description

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.

Praises & Awards

Praise

Read the Spirit

“Why get a new Screwtape Letters? I love the feel and look of this annotated edition. …I love the addition of red ink inside this book for the notes. There are a couple of hundred helpful annotations that first-time and veteran readers will find intriguing.”

Guardian

“This book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.”

Observer

“Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.”

New York Times Book Review

“C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.”

The Washington Post Book World

“Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he calls himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are.”

Christianity Today

“[The Screwtape Letters] show[s] his ability to dramatize: to set forth an attractive vision of the Christian life, proceeding by means of character and plot to narrate an engaging story, everything colorful, vibrant, and active.”

Christianity Today

“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.”

Product Details

ISBN: 9780060652890

ISBN10: 0060652896

Imprint: HarperOne

On Sale: 03/17/2009

82.5 x 55mm

Pages: 224

List Price 24.99 USD

BISAC1: RELIGION / Spirituality

BISAC2: FICTION / Christian / Classic & Allegory

BISAC3: RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts

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