“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”
The Screwtape Letters is an interesting book that I recommend to all of you. It takes the form of a series of letters written from a scholarly demon named Screwtape to his nephew, Wormwood, who has just begun the process of tempting his ‘patient’, a young man.
Screwtape offers advice to Wormwood in these letters, detailing a rather disturbingly accurate view on what causes us humans to fall, and how to keep us from getting back up again.
Combining philosophy and sardonic dry humor, C.S Lewis does a wonderful job of exploiting us in all the ways in which we are most likely to fail.
I read it, and now I feel very found-out and vulnerable, but I will always love The Screwtape Letters.
I found a PDF version which you can read here, but again, there’s nothing like the feeling of an actual book in your hands, so try and get a real copy!
(Note who C.S Lewis dedicates the book to)