Contest/Giveaway Annotated Screwtape Letters

CONTEST ENDS SOON! Enter by Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6pm Eastern


WIN Annotated Screwtape

Get a chance to WIN a copy of The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition that was just released late last year. It contains interesting background information to enhance your enjoyment of the classic book by C.S. Lewis. Paul McCusker (from Focus on the Family) did the annotations and he was careful to provide information and not interpretation. Details about HOW to win are below. If you want to learn more about the book itself, checkout a podcast interview I just posted (go here).

Please note, as with most of my contests, it is ONLY open to those living in the U.S. & Canada (sorry, but it’s the publisher who mails the prize and they set the limits). See complete rules below. Also you MUST enter by Thursday, February 13th at 6pm.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER is simply leave a comment below telling me what you think about The Screwtape Letters book. So, I’m looking for just your opinion of the original book itself.

Again, DEADLINE to enter is Thursday, February 13th at 6pm Eastern.

FIVE random individuals from those who enter will be the winners! You will be notified by email, so leave an address you check frequently (the notification will be from lewisminute (at) gmail.com).

****COMPLETE RULES/DETAILS****

  • Only those living in the U.S. & Canada are eligible to win.
  • Enter only ONCE.
  • Prizes are promised by the publisher and are agreed to be given by them…so they determine how far they will mail a prize.
  • If you are one of the random winners you must reply within 48 hours of notification or another person will be selected (email will come from lewisminute (at) gmail.com)
  • Entries are assigned a number and a random number generator is used to pick the winners.
  • Prizes may be substituted by the publisher and this is beyond my control.

26 comments

  1. Anna Kelly /

    I thoroughly enjoy C. S. Lewis’ book “The Screwtape Letters”. I have read it through twice in my life (once for a class in college and once not long after I graduated college which was about a year and a half ago). Both times I read it there were different things that stood out to me and things that convicted me in my walk with Christ. I think it, like many of Lewis’ books, is one of those books one should go back and re-read every few years.

  2. Jerimy Spencer /

    The thing that I love most, and yet find almost unnerving, is the way in which CS Lewis seems to offer a gleaming view behind the curtain of our reality into a deeper realm, one that affects us all. It is almost as if he found a traitor within the ranks of our enemy’s minions to offer a startling report on human nature – and how it is agitated to do its worst (or as might be said, “our best”). It has been said that Lewis enjoyed writing this book the least of all, because he hated thinking like a demon. It is still a strange mystery as to how he pulled it off. However, we are all his benificeries since he has achieved such a great literary accomplishment as the Screwtape Letters.

  3. M. Lee Alexander /

    I have always enjoyed Screwtape Letters! Apologetics w/a fanciful & ironic twist. I teach an Inklings class & it’s one of our recommended reads.

  4. Jared Lobdell /

    TSL, as I have continued to re-read it over the past 60-odd yea5rs, has continued to remind me that CSL was a satirist — not only there but in the Ransom stories and in TGD and in Narnia.

  5. Laura B /

    This book is remarkably insightful into human nature and how Satan attacks us. It is also hilariously funny to me, reading the conversations between Screwtape and Wormwood!

  6. Insightful book about life on the other side.

  7. henry b /

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Tremendous insight into the psychology and theology of human behavior, spiritual growth and temptation. I recommend Christians read it to gain awareness of their own blind spots.

  8. “The Screwtape Letters” was one of the first Lewis books I read — possibly even the very first. I’m still frequently helped and guided by it. Lewis’s insights on the nature of temptation, sin, and grace are unparalleled in their wisdom, wit, and clarity.

  9. Hannah L /

    The Screwtape Letters are probably my favorite Lewis book after the Chronicles of Narnia. I think it is his most practical book. The people and situations are lifelike enough to make the reader feel like Lewis has been secretly watching her life. The principles in this book come back to my mind as I’m going through daily life more than any other work by Lewis outside of Narnia.

  10. Precisely as the RAF battled the Luftwaffe in the skies, Lewis was writing about the battle for souls in the heavenly realms in The Screwtape Letters. The wartime context of this excellent work is not always appreciated by current readers.

  11. Ethan Walker /

    The Screwtape Letters are one of my favorites from Lewis. The way he gives us perspective through the conversations of Screwtape and Wormwood is so unique and so true. It can really open the Christian’s eyes to new ways of thinking about everyday temptation and in turn how to be wiser in avoiding it. This book is where I send my friends when they are looking to dive further in Lewis’ works.

  12. Rosalie Marschall /

    Indeed Satan’s greatest achievement is getting people to believe he doesn’t exist.
    When I read the “Screwtape Letters”, I had the distinct impression that C.S. Lewis knew very well the nature of his main characters!

    • Treena /

      Would you recommend it as a good read? Pie R Square?

      • William OFlaherty /

        Yes, the Annotated edition of The Screwtape Letters is very good. Of course, you will pardon the self promotion, but I also think my upcoming book about Screwtape is also good. If you haven’t heard about it then follow this link:
        http://www.ScrewtapeCompanion.com

  13. Megan Golueke /

    I’m a huge fan of C S Lewis, and his adaptation of the demon world and their thoughts and opinions of us humans brings to light humanity against the evil realms we cannot see completely.

  14. The Screwtape Letters let me know I was at war. This book is valuable both for tactical information and for inspiration to fight in this war. As it was for Gideon, overhearing the enemy is strangely encouraging.

  15. The place to start when thinking about the spiritual ear all around us. Everything I’ve read on the topic since has been shaped by TSL.

  16. Dianne Mosley /

    I first read Screwtape the year it was published. I was 14(you do the math). I am sure I did not understand it all, and maybe I still don’t. But I knew I wanted to read more by the same author. And I still do.

  17. James R Brown /

    I think that The Screwtape Letters is a remarkable example of the rich imaginative powers of C.S. Lewis.

  18. I love this ridiculous book for its wit, its sense of truth in the world, and for its pretentious charm. I wish Lewis would stop writing about ME without my permission though.

  19. Winifred Sherman /

    I have loved the Screwtape Letters for many years for the insight into temptation and human nature. Of course the humorous packaging helps this go down easily, but I find it stands the test of time.

  20. Ken Clouser /

    I’ve done a fair bit a stage acting and have always strived to get into the character’s mind in order to give the audience the most realistic presentation. The character that was the hardest on me was playing Judas. I cannot even fathom how Jack was able to keep his sanity while inventing, writing, and editing The Screwtape Letters.

  21. Doug Perkins /

    Very insightful!

  22. Clever, biting, and just plain wicked fun! It’s the kind of book you find yourself taking down off the shelf, maybe just to read a letter or two, then find you can’t but it back down until you’ve finished it — again! An annotated edition is something we’ve needed for a long time.

  23. This brilliant work by Lewis is one I’ve recommended to many friends and family members. Everyone should read it! It does take some mental adjustments at first, and can feel a bit like you’re standing on your head.

  24. William OFlaherty /

    THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

    Winners have been randomly selected and are being contacted.

    THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

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