[This is a guest post for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog series “The Books that Read Us”.]
Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that it matters if it is cliché. It’s true.
An Atheist Reads a Devil’s Letters
The Screwtape Letters came to me as a gift, both literally and figuratively. I was an atheist traveling around England on Christmas break in 1983 and a couple of young Christian women I met thought I might like Lewis’ epistolary novel of temptation and faith.
Screwtape advised his nephew Wormwood how to capitalize on his target’s petty jealousies of others.
I recognized petty jealousies in my own life.
Screwtape spoke of leveraging the target’s smug self-satisfaction.
I recognized smug self-satisfaction in …
[click through to Jennifer’s blog to read the rest.]