Friday, 10 September 2010

The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

"The most brilliant feature of The Screwtape Letters may be likening hell to a bureaucracy in which “everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” We all understand bureaucracies, be it the Department of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, or one of our own making. So we each understand the temptations that slowly lure us into hell. If you’ve never read Lewis, The Screwtape Letters is a great place to start. And if you know Lewis, but haven’t read this, you’ve missed one of his core writings." Patricia Klein
Focus on the Family has released a radio version of The Screwtape Letters.

You can also listen to the John Cleese version HERE

If you haven't read the book - you should!
I have two copies you are welcome to borrow.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
James 3:9-10  (NIV


Mrs Manz said...

We had a version of this (actually my dad's) that made a trip to Waskisieu go really quickly once. :)

Mrs Manz said...

Oops.... I mean Waskesiu. :)

The Bearce Family said...

We made this into a Bible study during the summer. It was great to listen and then discuss! It's scary in surround sound. :)