Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Friday, August 05, 2011

Screwtape Letters

Just read an essay in the Wall Street Journal about CS Lewis' Screwtape Letters. If you haven't read them, you should give them a try. It is Lewis' look at the concept of the devil and his role in religion. Sounds dry and dull. NO! Uncle Screwtape is a devil and writes letters to his nephew Wormwood, who has been set to earth for the first time. If all theological ideas could be expressed this well and wittily, it would be great. A must

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