I’m a skeptical person by nature. So when I read the praise of As One Devil To Another by Richard Platt as “reading as if C.S. Lewis himself had written it”, I wasn’t buying it. But…that praise is not entirely off the mark.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read C.S. Lewis. The first book I read of his was coincentally The Screwtape Letters, the letters written by a veteran demon, Screwtape to his apprentice demon, Wormwood.
As One Devil To Another is an updated version of this Lewis classic. Veteran demon, Slashreap, is writing to his demon apprentice, Scardagger, coaching and instructing him on how to best keep his female assignment from seeking out or becoming closer to The Adversary (God).
Both books are designed to have the reader feel he’s getting an inside look at the Enemy’s playbook. As One Devil To Another is no Screwtape Letters but it is a very good commentary on twenty-first century society. Lewis’ book resonated with me on a deeper level, but that could very well be because I was a fairly new Christian at the time and incredibly EAGER to learn. Platt’s book is quite good and might may have quite the positive effect on a younger generation with more recent cultural references.
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I received this book from Tyndale Publishers as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review.