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Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2001
|Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)|
Series: C.S. Lewis Signature Classics
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
“This book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.”
“Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.”
“C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.”
“Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he calls himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are.”
“[The Screwtape Letters] show[s] his ability to dramatize: to set forth an attractive vision of the Christian life, proceeding by means of character and plot to narrate an engaging story, everything colorful, vibrant, and active.”
“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.”
Mike5 Stars Out Of 5A must read.September 28, 2017MikeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of the best books in my library.
abimereTorontoAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5WOW... very convicting book!August 16, 2017abimereTorontoAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the second book I read from C.S. Lewis's signature classics. All I could say is WOW... every word in the "Screwtape Letters" is just very convicting. I honestly, had to put down the book numerous times to reflect about my own walk as a Christian.
Just to give a gist of the book... (I don't want to spoil it, because I think this is a masterpiece everyone should read) :) The book is a series of letters addressed to Wormwood from his uncle - Screwtape. These letters are meant to train up and groom young Wormwood into becoming a successful tempter. This classic sheds light on the unnoticeable ways in which the devil tempts us in our day to day lives.
I highly recommend this book to everyone! Most especially to those entering (or are in) college. This book will challenge one to think deeply about their personal relationship and walk with God.
Lahts5 Stars Out Of 5We are all WormwoodJune 16, 2017LahtsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0How delicious to be taught about our faith by a diabolic uncle!
maryjean9Myrtle Beach, SCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Screwtape LettersJune 18, 2016maryjean9Myrtle Beach, SCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I am studying this book in a group with the associate pastor leading it. This book is a followup for the group to Waking the Dead by John Eldredge. The two books are dovetailing nicely. It is fascinating to see how C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters gets into the head of how Satan attacks us and what his strategies are for separating us from God and our destiny that was planned by Him. Awesome book!
Kats5 Stars Out Of 5The Screwtape LettersMarch 17, 2015KatsExcellent read