One of my favorite authors of all times is C.S. Lewis. I have read The Chronicles of Narnia too many times to count for myself and for my children. I've also read through most of Lewis's nonfiction publications. One of my particular favorites that I read long ago was The Screwtape Letters. This fictional account of correspondence between a low down the rungs demon with his demonic mentor is very thought-provoking and convicting as well as being an entertaining read. So, when I had the opportunity to review As One Devil to Another, a modern work by Richard Platt, written in the same vein, I was very excited.
As One Devil to Another is a series of letters from Slashreap, a Master Demon, to Scardagger, his nephew and trainee. Scardagger has been assigned a client- an unsuspecting human that he is to lure to the Master's (Satan's) side. As we read through the correspondence between these two fictional demons, there is much to be considered in our own lives. Platt reminds us, through some very entertaining fiction, that the battle for our very souls in the spiritual realm is, indeed, very real; and that we must be ever on our guard against the Devil.
This was an excellent read. Lewis's writing is near and dear to my heart. So, I am hesitant to say that this was as good. But, it surely came very close. The writing was clear and entertaining. The situations in which the "clients" found themselves were definitely ones to which Platt's readers could relate. And we find ourselves asking just what would demons say about us if they were asked to frustrate our lives, to cause us to stumble. Would we be easy prey? Would we fall into their traps? Very thought-provoking.
I can definitely recommend this one. I give it a strong 5 stars and a PG rating (because of the more adult themes).
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I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.