C. S. Lewis was one of the greatest Christian apologists of our age. An Oxford Don and confirmed atheist, he came to Christ through a slow and thoughtful conversion process. His works have changed the way that believers approach the defense of their faith, but they’ve also played a profound role in the spiritual development of Christians worldwide. Perhaps one of his best known is a volume known as “The Screwtape Letters”.
Dedicated to his good friend, J. R. R. Tolkien, this work of fiction follows the misplaced efforts of a young apprentice demon (Screwtape) as he attempts to beguile and mislead a new believer. Exploring issues ranging from relationships to church to philosophy, the book provides a deep and insightful look into the dangers which await those who have chosen to walk the path of Christ as well as the victory available to us through the Holy Spirit.
This week, we’re featuring the dramatized version of this classic work. “The Screwtape Letters” by Focus on the Family Radio Theatre features the amazing voice talent of Andy Serkis (Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy directed by Peter Jackson) as Screwtape along with a full cast of quirky characters. At a running time of four hours, it’s a drama you’ll want to listen to again and again!
“The Screwtape Letters” is available in a 5 disk set for $28.58 and constitutes an investment well worth making!