The Screwtape Letters


The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is written from the vantage point of the demon Screwtape as he advises his nephew Wormwood in the service of “Our Father Below.” Screwtape mentors his nephew in the temptation of a British man they call “the Patient” in the hopes of securing his eternal condemnation. Through the use of this satirical style, Lewis discusses the importance of Christian faith in a typical human life, including its temptations and failings, as seen from the perspective of the demons.