Bookclub Bitches 9: The Screwtape Letters or, boy that sucked

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For February, FFJ and I read, or rather attempted to read C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. It sucked. It sucked hard and it sucked long. It was really, very quite bad. But I suppose you’ll find that out of if you listen to the podcast. For March we promise to read something good.

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  1. Alexi Gibson 27.Jul.08 at 9:45 pm

    I’m reading this book right now with two differetn women’s groups and though it can be overwhelming at times because of Lewis’ British wrap-around way of writing, the book is a masterpiece and is provoking many of us to examine ourselves deeper than we have in a long time. Perhaps another reading of this book would prove to penetrate more deeply than the first. Truly, dismissing this novel would be a travesty and a misrepresentation of the purpose for which Lewis wrote this book. It’s not mearly a fictional story about demons trying to sabatoge a new Christian…It’s a running commentary on one or more scenarios an emotions we have that inhibit our ability to see ourselves for who we are and for who God is…

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  2. t j brearton 28.Oct.09 at 10:29 pm

    well said, alexi. completely agreed. this book pegged me at almost every turn. i’m neither a “new christian” nor an old one. but what i felt resonate as incredible insights kept me turning the pages. not as a literary work, but as a means of being spoken to unlike anything i have exactly experienced.

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