What can I say about my 24th book of the year? A classic, Lewis’ insight proves to be a timeless treasure. The same temptations that Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood were working with still stand today. Lewis showed a particularly keen understanding on a wide range of elements of the human experience.
One of the main faults of today’s Christianity is a lack of imagination. We spend almost no time thinking about Heaven, and even less about Hell. The results can be clearly seen in our life choices and witness.
Screwtape offers us a vision of Hell, but even more, a lens through which to see our own temptations and failings. Recognizing the daily battle that we’re in, we can better respond and live the message of the Gospel.
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