“Memoirs of a Career in Hell in the Tradition of The Screwtape Letters”
Books similar to Magnificent Malevolence have fascinated me. The original is The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, and Magnificent Malevolence is honoring the 50th anniversary of The Screwtape Letters! Here are a few other examples for those interested: As One Devil to Another by Richard Platt, Demon by Tosca Lee, and Lord Foulgrin’s Letters and The Ishbane Conspiracy both by Randy Alcorn. I would describe these books as possible “behind-the-scene” views of the evil side of reality. A reality that tends to be ignored, however we need to remember that “our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” (Ephesians 6:12)
These books allow us to look at our lives, responsibilities, temptations, etc. as followers of Christ from a totally different perspective. Here’s an excellent example of this from Magnificent Malevolence:
“One of the elementary lessons we all learn in tempter school is to keep our subjects busy. The more time they devote to the trivia of their petty lives, the less time they have for contact with the enemy.” (pg. 27)
We may read about the danger of busyness to our walk with God in a devotional or Christian living book, but reading in this context seems to …(how could I put it)… magnify the truth… if that makes sense!
Many happy readings to you!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.