The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis

This classic book is written as a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to a junior demon, Wormwood, advising him on how to best tempt the human that Wormwood is assigned to and keep him from Christianity. And later, after "the patient" becomes a Christian, to win him back to Satan.

Each letter is a study in how to subvert salvation and bring humanity into opposition with God and reject the saving grace He provides. Using reverse theology, Lewis shows the motivation of the tempter, fear of punishment, and the need to dominate. He also shows us God's goal to reconcile humanity to Himself.

Well written, humorous in parts, Lewis clearly shows us that it is most often the little sins that damn us, not the scandalous sins. But, that God's grace is truly sufficient for us all.

James Shelton
Reviewed by James Shelton