The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters Summary

The Screwtape Letters by C.S.  Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers 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's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. 

Book Reviews


Perfect5 star

Absolutely spectacular!!!55

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Very intriguing5 star

This book had me thinking / pondering / learning constantly. As a Christian person, it was enlightening to think of things from the perspective of these devils and gleam gospel truths from their reality. Very interesting. I’d recommend to anyone to read this book!55

rachel is the best at bedwars

Definitely my favorite book5 star

ever since I reread it a few months ago, ive found myself picking The Screwtape Letters up again and again, practically devouring it every time. This book is really interesting and stimulating because this was written in a different time and place - sometimes i have to look up words lol. but it also really makes you think, because it's not a shallow book at all; it's very spiritual. as a Christian it's also helpful because it's kind of like reverse psychology (i guess) - you kind of know now how an enemy would try to trick you, so now you're prepared for its schemes... like how Screwtape says for his nephew to try to push all the good deeds towards the outside of his circle like donating to causes for people in developing countries - but to keep all the bad stuff in the center of the man's circle like still being mean to his mom. Idk if that makes sense lol but anyway. Even if you're not a Christian you should read it. It's kinda funny too in a cynical way. Who knows? maybe this book will convince you to be one. I hope that because of reading C.S. Lewis' book, unbelievers realize how much they need God and that many have already done so. (I do not mean that The Screwtape Letters is the way to salvation.) ANYWAY i got off track. Great book. now stop reading my review and read The Screwtape Letters55

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Great writing5 star

As true today as it was in Lewis’s time!55


Amen5 star

This book is brilliantly structured, I love it!55


A classic5 star

A work of spiritual, psychological, and intellectual clarity and brilliance. Never did fiction make reality either so clear or accessible. Read it! Every year.55


C.S. Lewis-Makes Readers Work! What a Wild Read!5 star

Talk about good close reading material, The Screwtape Letters would be superb! Written from the viewpoint of the tempter in a genius manner that requires much of the reader! Wonderful workout for your brain as well as food for thought spiritually!55


A most excellent and needed read5 star

The Screwtape Letters is an amazing book looking into the darkness of Hell itself concerning human affairs. Everyone, Christian and non-Christian alike, should give this book a read and you will be haunted by how accurately and disturbingly it speaks to us in the modern day. Great book!55

Kathleen’s Wag

Stirs from within5 star

If one reads this and is not stirred from within … read it again.55


Creative and enlightening5 star

This is my favorite book by c s lewis. It is a wonderfully deep book, yet it is a relatively easy read.55

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