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5.0 out of 5 stars Lewis' Morality Play, 1 Dec 2002
This review is from: The Screwtape Letters: includes Screwtape Proposes a Toast (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition) (Paperback)
This book was assigned reading when I was in 8th grade at a Catholic school. I remember I had no appreciation for it whatsoever at the time. I couldn't relate to the protagonist or his travails in wartime England.
Perhaps one needs a little time in this world to appreciate the delicious simplicity of Lewis' allegory. Having read it recently I was struck by the wisdom, strength and genuine spiritualism this book exudes.
One needn't, as commented upon elsewhere, be a believer to appreciate this work. Lewis never tries to foist any doctrinaire agenda upon the reader. Neither is he didactic. All that comes across (to this reader, at least) is a sense of hard-won wisdom. It offers some hints about how we might find a bit of peace and happiness on this earth if we are willing to think a little less selfishly and are able to set our powerful egos aside for awhile.
I wish that those readers who wasted their money on The Celestine Prophecy and thought it provided wonderful spiritual insight would turn their attention Lewis' way. Here is the matter simply stated, without some wayward attempts at new-age jingoism.
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Initial post: 14 Jan 2012 23:06:46 GMT
This book was suggest a must read for every Christian when I was seeking the truth, simple explanation on 'Putting on the Armour of God' when fighting Spiritual warfare in our lives - the author of that topic John D Cooper drew my attention to it. And, from what I've read so far, I find it interesting and will suggest it to friends.

Thanks all!
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