200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 5

200 Seconds Ep 5

Democracy is a very important word here on Earth and in Hell. So much so, that the devils want to create confusion about what the word actually means. That’s why their philological department is hard at work to keep the real meaning out of our minds. When you listen to the fifth episode of “200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis” you’ll learn some of what Screwtape thinks about how the practical meaning of democracy can be twisted.

2017 is the 75th anniversary of when The Screwtape Letters was first published. So, why not read it again! And consider getting my enhanced study guide to help you enjoy it even more. Get a free 20 page PDF sample of my book via ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

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Listen to 200 Seconds – Episode 5

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CSL Daily 2/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters was published in the U.S. on February 16, 1943, but was released in the UK in Feb. 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”

The Screwtape Letters
(Released in the U.S. on 2/16/1943)

Q02-16 (Keeping Things OUT)

200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis Episode 4

200 Seconds Ep 4

Do words matter? Of course they do! That’s why Screwtape tells Wormwood to either suggest more negative sounding terms or expressions that people associate with things they don’t like. Words like “complacency,” “unselfishness” and “Puritanical” are help for Hell’s purposes. In this four episode of “200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis” you’ll be reminded about some of the ways the devils try to twist words to make it a weapon for their gain.

2017 is the 75th anniversary of when The Screwtape Letters was first published. So, why not read it again! And consider getting my enhanced study guide to help you enjoy it even more. Get a free 20 page PDF sample of my book via ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

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Listen to 200 Seconds – Episode 4

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CSL Daily 2/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Grief Observed was published for the first time in the US on February 14, 1963, after being released in the UK on 9/29/1961. Also paperbacks of The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity (both 1955) in the UK.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Bereavement is not the truncation of married love but one of its regular phases—like the honeymoon. What we want is to live our marriage well and faithfully through that phase too. If it hurts (and it certainly will) we accept the pains as a necessary part of this phase.”

A Grief Observed 
(Published in the US on 2/14/1963)

Q02-14 (Bereavement - We Accept)

75th Anniversary of The Screwtape Letters BOOK

75th Book AnniversaryToday (February 9th) marks the 75th anniversary of the book version of The Screwtape Letters. As you might be aware, it was first published weekly in 1941, but 1942 was when the title was released in the U.K. (it came out in the U.S. in 1943). It’s no secret that The Screwtape Letters is my favorite book from C.S. Lewis.

To honor this special anniversary I’ve collected a variety of content I previous created to help you be reminded of why the material is so good.

Most recently I began a short-term podcast series called “200 Seconds in Hell with C.S. Lewis.” So far I’ve done three shows:

Last summer I visited Oxford for the first time and made an interesting discovery:

bookcover-shutterfly3In addition to the short series, “200 Seconds” I’ve done several other podcasts related to Screwtape. The first two are from talks I did on it in 2016. Then the next two are talks from Brenton Dickieson, followed by an essay chat that Brenton did with me about “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” that came out in 1959.

In addition to considering my enhanced study guide on The Screwtape Letters (click on the picture above on the right or the picture below to learn more about it), there’s another book you may want that I spoke with Paul McCusker about:

Next, I can’t help reminding you about my interview with Max McLean about his masterful Screwtape production:

Finally, to help you recall how great The Screwtape Letters is, consider checking out a couple of podcasts I did last year to highlight the initial weekly release of the letters in 1941 by having a variety of people tell why they like the book so much:

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