The Snakebite Letters: Devilishly Devious Secrets for Subverting Society as Taught in Tempter's Training School

The Snakebite Letters Devilishly Devious Secrets for Subverting Society as Taught in Tempter s Training School By Peter J Kreeft Taking his cue from the new literary genre invented by C S Lewis in Screwtape Letters Peter Kreeft has gathered together fifteen spicy letters from Satan s agents below that allow t

  • Title: The Snakebite Letters: Devilishly Devious Secrets for Subverting Society as Taught in Tempter's Training School
  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • ISBN: 9780898707212
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
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    By Peter J Kreeft Taking his cue from the new literary genre invented by C S Lewis in Screwtape Letters, Peter Kreeft has gathered together fifteen spicy letters from Satan s agents below that allow the reader to spy into Hell s inter office communication Now that it is becoming and obvious that we are at war not only cultural but spiritual war it is also mBy Peter J Kreeft Taking his cue from the new literary genre invented by C S Lewis in Screwtape Letters, Peter Kreeft has gathered together fifteen spicy letters from Satan s agents below that allow the reader to spy into Hell s inter office communication Now that it is becoming and obvious that we are at war not only cultural but spiritual war it is also necessary to understand our diabolical enemy and his strategy Combining satire, humor and devilish insights, these fifteen letters from Snakebite to his trainee, Braintwister, provide a complete Satanic strategy for corrupting American society, public and private morality, and the Church Focusing especially on the critical areas of sex, media, liturgy, theology and religious education, these letters reveal the inroads that Screwtape s satanic American counterparts of the 90s have made into subverting our modern culture The Koran says Before shooting the arrow of truth, dip it in honey This genre of devilish correspondence allows serious this worldly social criticism to take the form of witty other worldly letters Table of Contents Introduction On Spiritual Warfare On the Primacy of the Mind Sex and the Media How to Shoot Chastity in the Head On Abortion Is Going to Church Really Important What Has the Lowerarchy Done to the Liturgy On Liturgical Music On Liturgical Language How to Sabotage Worship On Catholic Education On Elitism and Egalitarianism in Catholic Education On What They Learn in Theology Class On Disintegration and Integration in Theology Appendix Rethinking 199 A Revisionist View Acknowledgement

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    • Kevin says:

      It's amusing, and I like Kreeft, but he isn't Lewis. I think he knows that perfectly well, but where as Lewis's book is timeless and deals with the temptations faced by everyman everyday, Kreeft's is largely political. A convinced and devout Christian reads the "Screwtape Letters" and realizes how far he has left to go in his pilgrim's progress, but Kreeft's book is written more to elicit a "Yay team!" response. I suppose the biggest problem with the book is that Lewis had his devils see in ever [...]

    • Mike (the Paladin) says:

      Have you read The Screwtape Letters? The writer here opens with an admission that this book is pretty much the same idea. He's proud of itol.This is an excellent book. Lewis' book is better, but then that's sort of an unfair comparison (except for the fact that the author invited it). Lewis' book is a classic of Christian writing. This one is good but the author himself does limit some of it's effect.I've read other books by Mr. Kreeft and I like his writing. He does however here aim this book p [...]

    • Ryan says:

      Peter Kreeft borrows "The Screwtape Letters" format from CS Lewis to tackle modern-day issues. (If you've never read The Screwtape Letters, get on right now and order a copy!) In a series of letters from Assistant Demon "Snakebite" to an apprentice demon "Braintwister", the inner-workings from the central command of Hell is revealed. These letters give tremendous insight into the successful campaigns of Satan within areas such as Liturgy, Sexuality, Abortion, and Catholic Education. The book en [...]

    • Gene says:

      Kreeft's book was an admitted take off from C.S. Lewis's "Screwtape Letters," which was a good idea except that it's hard to compete with Lewis. If one goes into this book expecting something equally insightful and inspiring, he will go away disappointed. But it is still a well written book with a number of good points. But like songs about music, novels about writers, and movies about actors or producers, it tends to focus too much on the author's own special experience: in this case the colleg [...]

    • Barbara says:

      On a scale of cotton candy to Brussel sprouts, The Snakebite Letters by Peter Kreeft is an imitation vanilla. Although a familiar flavor, it's not the original, rich flavor.I started The Snakebite Letters with interest, intrigued to see how someone would write a book that copied the idea of C.S. Lewis. Overall, I was disappointed because Peter Kreeft sometimes forgot to stay in character through his letter, and honestly, it seemed very preachy to me rather than chilling. I admire Kreeft for even [...]

    • Moses Operandi says:

      This book wasn't quite as good as I expected, but it did an excellent job of continuing in the mold set by Lewis' Screwtape Letters. I especially liked what Kreeft said in the forward: The Screwtape Letters shouldn't be a standalone book: it should be the start of a genre. Kreeft didn't quite equal Lewis' sibylline prose, but performed admirable. I disliked his concentration on Catholicism, but it was understandable, given his affiliation with them. He was also a trifle harsh on Catholic schools [...]

    • Nicholas says:

      Peter Kreeft bases this book on C.S. Lewis's groundbreaking Screwtape Letters. Essentially Kreeft has given the world a modern and Catholic version of Lewis's wonderful work. I highly recommend this to high school students especially seniors as they begin to formulate their values and discover thyself before college.

    • Orlando Tosetto says:

      Li a tradução em português feita pela Ecclesiae (tradução que tem uma birra inexplicável pelo "lhe"). Não se compara com Lewis, principalmente no senso de humor. Mas é bom, porque acerta tudo sobre a crise particular da Igreja Católica e a geral da cristandade, e diz quase tudo certo (a possível exceção é a opinião, única e extravagante, de que o Novus Ordo Missae foi feito por homossexuais).

    • Josh says:

      I love Kreeft and this is his take on C.S.Lewis' Screwtape letters. A modernized version but as Derek Webb says "The truth is never sexy"

    • Camille Maio says:

      Modern re-telling of the classic CS Lewis book, which depects the step-by-step attempt to destroy a soul. Just as excellent as the original!

    • Deanna Rinebolt says:

      I liked it almost as much as Lewis' book.

    • Erick Hanson says:

      A tribute to Lewis' 'The Screwtape Letters', Snakebite delivers an update for our ever more relativistic culture. Some chapters touch on definitively Catholic topics.

    • Lillian says:

      A Catholic version of C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters. Kind of creepy

    • Mr. V says:

      I liked the first few chapters the best and then went down hill. I agreed with message but just couldn't get into how it was written.

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