Screwtape Letters — C.S. Lewis
This classic has doubtless been in our library at some time in the past, but we purchased it because it was not currently in found in our collection. Screwtape Letters was written by the great 20th century Christian thinker, author, theologian and apologist, C.S. Lewis. This book takes the form of a series of letters between a junior demonic tempter named Screwtape and his evil but intensely crafty mentor, Wormwood. In these letters, Wormwood coaches Screwtape on the fine art of deceiving his very first human assignment with the final goal of bringing about this man’s eternal destruction. Though that may sound a bit fanciful, the book is not only profoundly engaging, it is filled with biblical wisdom about how the evil one works to deceive and tempt fallen humans. In the process of reading, you will also learn much about the human condition and what makes us tick. It is a quick read and, if you are typical, you will return to this book repeatedly to glean the great wisdom found in its pages.