April 21, 2012

As One Devil to Another by Richard Platt - BOOK GIVEAWAY

In the style of CS Lewis's book “The Screwtape Letters”, Platt’s book, "As One Devil To Another", tells a story of correspondence between a senior devil and his apprentice as they try to pull someone away from their faith in God and to a destiny in hell.  (I immediately thought of I Peter 5:8.)

The overall premise is the same as what Lewis presented, but written for modern times and will undoubtedly open the reader's eyes to worldly activities from a spiritual perspective. One example woven into the story is how the internet, a convenient modern tool for connecting, is often also a platform for rambling rather than growing as a person or building significant relationships.  Modern reality TV is another great example mentioned in the book's "correspondence" of how our times have changed since shameful behavior is considered entertainment.

The overall tone of the book was formal and somewhat pretentious.  I can see the reason for writing in that style but it didn’t flow quite as smoothly as other books I’ve enjoyed.  Regardless of the writing style, the book is a fantastic reminder that no matter how focused we are on this material world, there are things happening around us that we cannot see.  The day will come when we all will die and face what’s next.  I do believe this book will encourage people to reflect on how they are living in this life as they prepare for what’s to come.

Disclaimer: I received this book and a copy to giveaway from Tyndale publishers in exchange for an honest review.

I have one copy to giveaway to a reader.  All you need to do is comment below on whether you believe spiritual warfare is real as described in the summary.  Your belief or unbelief doesn’t influence your chance of winning.  A winner will be randomly drawn on Weds, April 25th after 5:00pm.

4 comments:

JulieJ said...

I definitely believe in spiritual warfare. I also believe that most people are quick to recognize the big things that could cause their downfall, while failing to see all of the little things that slowly chip away at us. Society, in general, becomes immune to these little things and eventually justify what's right or wrong.
By the way, I absolutely love C.S. Lewis! If this author's style is being compared to Lewis, I believe that I could get a lot out of it.

Anonymous said...

I have my doubts, which is why I enjoy books like this one. It at least makes me think.

Joanne Hios said...

I do believe in spiritual warfare..

Tina said...

Julie - You won! I'll send you an email about shipping.

Tina

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