bookshelves: autumn-2013, radio-4, published-1942, philosophy, catholic, satire, abandoned, next
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from November 16 to 18, 2013
BBC BLURB: This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death, and a memorial stone to the author is due to be unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Book of the Week marks the occasion with a reading of his famous letters from a senior to a junior devil.
Read by Simon Russell Beale Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
1. In which we start...
...and end of episode 1 is where this gal bails.
Superb writing, however the sly mediaeval subject matter of the devils v the gods is really not for me.
See also Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson...Continua
By writing of the daily Christian struggle to have Christlike love from the perspective of a demon coaching another on how to tempt, Lewis comes in under the radar of our pride. The book speaks to the struggle of mindset and attitude in even the smallest thing showing how they fit into the larger battle of our souls.
The two most helpful realizations for me were his contrasting genuine charity from self sacrifice and the selfish way we guard what we consider to be "our time"...Continua
C.S. Lewis presents the serious corruptions of the soul and church in a series of humorous letters between the mid-grade "Tempter" Screwtape and his apprentence "Tempter" Wormwood, schooling him on how best to win his "patient" over to their "Father Below"....Continua