The Screwtape Letters through C.S. Lewis is a vintage masterpiece of non secular satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human existence and foibles from the vantage aspect of Screwtape, a hugely put assistant to "Our Father Below." immediately wildly comedian, lethal severe, and strikingly unique, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the main attractive account of temptation—and conquer it—ever written.
This edition of C.S. Lewis's biting satire acquired a 1999 Grammy nomination for top spoken-word functionality, and it is easy to determine why--the tale suits the layout completely. it truly is particularly short (the unabridged analyzing takes a trifling 4 hours), and comprises just one character--the demon Screwtape, who writes letters to his amateur nephew Wormwood, educating him on how one can most sensible tempt his "patient" (a wayward soul on the earth) into the bosom of "our Lord below."
Obviously, the e-book wasn't written with former Monty Python John Cleese in brain, yet it really is demanding to visualize a greater Screwtape. Cleese's voice offers the appropriate motor vehicle for Lewis's dry, razor-edged wit. His uncanny comedian timing and skill to take advantage of each one word for optimum impact betray an infectious enthusiasm for the tale. it truly is transparent that he is having a good time interpreting, and it is very unlikely to not chuckle besides him. This encouraged pairing of 2 of the 20 th century's maximum wits makes for a meditation at the darkish facet of non secular suggestions that is as proper and humorous at the present time because it used to be in Lewis's war-torn England. (Running time: four hours, three cassettes) --Andrew NeilandLewis's satire is a Christian vintage. Screwtape is a veteran demon within the provider of "Our Father less than" whose letters to his nephew and prot?g?, Wormwood, show the demon-in-training within the tremendous issues of prime a brand new Christian off target. Lewis's tackle human nature is as on-target because it used to be while the letters have been first released in 1941. John Cleese's narration is ideal as he's taking Screwtape from emotional top to valley, from tight keep watch over to close apoplexy. this can be a favored in such a lot libraries.ANann Blaine Hilyard, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL His letters are signed, retailer one, "Your affectionate uncle", but Uncle Screwtape's reasons in writing to his younger nephew are not often blameless. Penned in a brisk, businesslike kind, outdated Screwtape deals the gullible Tempter Wormword fiendishly smart recommendation on his such a lot urgent crisis: the successful of younger lives to the devil.
First released in 1941, The Screwtape Letters, a perennial top vendor, has earned a spot within the library of classics. The truths contained in C. S. Lewis's treatise on human nature are as previous because the global, yet his witty observations proceed to confront and problem believers and nonbelievers alike.
The final result of Screwtape's correspondence isn't really identified. yet judging from his ultimate signoff -- "Your more and more and ravenously affectionate uncle" -- his urge for food for evil has now not lessened.
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A around the world best-seller now on hand unabridged on audio cassette and CD. This shrewdpermanent advisor to temptation provides perception into the risk of satisfaction, the ability of prayer, and the last word victory of religion in Christ over the forces of evil.
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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) used to be one of many highbrow giants of the 20 th century. He used to be a Fellow and
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