Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Review: The Screwtape Letters

Hello All,
Last summer, I read what is a classic in the Christian world, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (the author of The Chronicles of Narnia) This book is composed of a series of letters from an uncle, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood. Both are Demons, assigned to tempt specific humans in different ways, be it greed, fear, or lust.

This is a very thought-provoking read. It really opened my eyes to the spiritual battle around, fighting over my soul. The enemy is constantly looking for a place to grab a foothold in my life. The Screwtape Letters demonstrated ways that Satan tempts us and attempts to lead us astray from the straight and narrow path.

Matthew 7:13-14

 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

I think this verse pairs well with the theme the book presents. It is easy to give into temptations of the devil, but if we (Christians) stand firm in our faith, in the end we will receive the reward.

Over all, this book was rather intense, and I'd recommend it to anyone wishing to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ.

~~{~@  Danielle

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