The Screwtape Letters PB by CS Lewis
A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over 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 gives us the correspondence of the worldly wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.
Dedicated to Lewis' friend and colleague J.R.R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation, and triumph over it, ever written.
'The book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.'
'Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.'
A brilliant synthesis of entertainment and edification, wickedly witty correspondence to provide instruction for his young protege in the infernal art of leading a new Christian astray. The experienced tempter passes on lots of helpful advice on the finer points of capturing souls to the novice agent "in the field". Through an ingenious inversion of Christian values, beliefs, and practices, The Screwtape Letters exposes the true face of evil, as well as God's plans for overcoming it in the life of the believer.