I am sorry to say that there were no winners for this giveaway. There were only two people who entered and both disqualified themselves by not doing the entries.
I adore C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. It was one of the first books about faith that I had ever read. I was mesmerized by the letters between the two devils as they discuss taking down man. So when I had the opportunity to read As One Devil to Another: A Fiendish Correspondence in the Tradition of C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters by Richard Platt, I accepted.
On the plus side, Mr. Platt did a remarkable job of imitating the style of C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters. I don’t think the substance was quite right. I enjoyed the book at first but as I began to read passages aloud to my husband to think them over and discuss them, I got the distinct impression that he was remarkably liberal in thought.
He painted several things in a terrible light — business/capitalism, technology, the internet and others. Since I happen to own a computer company in my offline life, I know quite a lot about business and technology. I disagree with him completely. While I agree that some do terrible things in the name of business or with technology, much more good comes of it. I cannot count the number of times I have used technology to determine my child’s temperature, the internet to find a more holistic cure for her ear infection, and our business provides the means to take care of our family. Knowing how wrong he was on areas with which I am very familiar makes me very suspect of the rest of his letters.
If you like The Screwtape Letters, you will like the style that As One Devil to Another is written in. If you like having discussions about politics and life with people who are quite different in opinion from you, you might enjoy this book, too. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t recommend it.
If you’d like to win your own copy and see for yourself, I do have a certificate for a free copy that can be redeemed at any christian bookstore. Open to US addresses only and contest ends at 11:59 pm on 5/29/12.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.