Saturday, December 31, 2005

Classics of Conservatism - part XIV - The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis

This month's book recommendation is C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters.

first published in 1941

C.S. Lewis presents Christianity in a series of letters from a senior devil to his young apprentice. In this small pocket book, Lewis explains Satan's strategies for separating us from God in countless small ways. In every aspect of our lives, the devil distracts us, tempts us and leads us away from God. Satan does not fight big battles. He fights a series of little ones. Lewis shows the devil's strategy for fighting a different battle in each chapter. After reading this book, I understood my own life much better.

More than 40 years after his death, Lewis remains one of the most powerful figures in modern Christianity. Check here for previous commentary on C.S. Lewis.

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