Book Title: The Screwtape Letters Study Guide
Subtitle: A Bible Study on the C.S. Lewis Book The Screwtape Letters
Author’s Name: Alan Vermilye
Trim Size: 8 x 10 inches, Spine est: .292”
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1512207293 ISBN-10:1512207292
Format: Paperback (will be both physical and ebook)
Audience: Christians who like Bible studies and fans of C.S. Lewis. Age could range from 25-65. The study will primarily be done in small groups at churches.
Screwtape Letters – various covers of the actual book
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis provides unique insight into the battles that are being waged in the spiritual world. The story is told through a collection of letters from Screwtape, an undersecretary in the lowerarchy of Hell, to his incompetent nephew Wormwood a junior devil who has just been given his first human, a young man (referred to as the patient), who Wormwood is to corrupt and secure for eternity.
The story takes place in England during the tumultuous years of World War II with the man contemplating Christianity. But another setting could very easily be his consciousness where another war is taking place for his soul. Each letter is filled with detailed instructions from Screwtape to Wormwood on how to best enter the man's thoughts and subtly influence his choices thereby guiding him closer to Hell.
Lewis masterfully provides a great analogy between the external war and the spiritual war raging inside the man. Both require great endurance, perseverance, and bravery and the man’s response to it, as with all life circumstances, is what ultimately shaped who he was and whose he was.
This Study Guide is based on the book.