The Screwtape Letters

Under Secretary Screwtape is writing advice to his protégé Wormwood as how to best tempt Wormwood’s “patient”, a human male living in England, into sin and draw him away from God. Written by C.S. Lewis and copyrighted 1942, this book is a masterpiece of satire and would fall under the category of Christian fiction.
C.S. Lewis wrote with a different style in this book than he tended to do with his other works; he uses less detail and no dialogue, as the book is told primarily through Screwtape’s letters to Wormwood. The Screwtape Letters is not an easy read, though it does flow very well; Lewis’ ideas and philosophies are quite profound. I would rate it at a hard read.
I would definitely recommend this book for ages 15+. There are some mature themes in it regarding the temptations that are recommended by Screwtape. An amazingly well written book with excellent literature, deep theological values, and thought-provoking chapters. 4.8 out of 5 stars.

11 comments

  1. I have heard of this book, but never read it. How I heard about it was through Calvin and Hobbes because Mrs.wormwood was named after one of the characters (as the creator of calvin and Hobbes said). But the book sounds interesting.
    -Quinley

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  2. Ner vod read it and liked it a lot. I might try it but I’m not a huge fan of C. S. Lewis’ writing style. (I know, I’m an awful person)

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  3. The Screwtape Letters is such an amazing book! It is so thought-provoking and yet entertaining at the same time. But I guess I find all of C. S. Lewis’ books to be like that. Have you read Till We Have Faces? It is one of my favorite C. S. Lewis books. My friends all thought it was too weird, but I loved it.

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      1. Unfortunately not. I have been meaning to for some time, but to my amazement I still haven’t gotten around to it. It is weird to me that I have not read all of his books yet since he is definitely one of my all-time favorite authors.

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