Wednesday, May 30, 2012

As One Devil to Another - By Richard Platt

A Fiendish Correspondence in the Tradition of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters

As one Devil to Another is the debut work that C. S. Lewis’s biographer, and contains a series of letters from senior devil Slashreap to his new protégé Scardagger, as he mentors on how to win a soul and keep it from Heaven.  The book claims to be written as if C.S Lewis himself wrote it, and is very similar to Lewis' book the Screwtape Letters.

This book is fiction but will give you a very real glimpse at the disturbing work of the devil. It will give you something to ponder, and help you to remember that the devil is real and will use any tool possible to capture your soul.  If you are a fan of the Screwtape Letters you might enjoy this book, but it is so identical to the original work that you might feel as if you've already read it.  However, if you like this genre of diabolical correspondence, I recommend The Ishbane Conspiracy by Randy Alcorn.  Alcorn's book, which was also modeled after The Screwtape Letters, includes correspondence between demons as well as a plot woven between the letters.  The other two books are simply written as letters without much plot.

Please read either book with caution and prayer.  Do not let the devil use this genre of books to deceive you as to who the real adversary is.

As a book reviewer, I received a copy of this book from the publishers.  The publisher has also given me an additional copy of this book to give away to one lucky winner.  Please comment on this post to enter a random drawing for this book. 

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