As One Devil to Another, by Richard Platt
This was a fantastic book. I haven’t yet read The Screwtape Letters myself, but this book was written in the same style.
The book is a series of letters written by Slashreap to his newphew and devil-in-training, Scardagger.
Through the letters, we learn about Scardagger’s new client; a young woman whom the devils are trying to guide away from the Adversary (the name used in the book for God) and toward the dark side. Slashreap teaching Scardagger about human nature, and how the advances of technology are being used in ways that make work easier for the devils.
Television brings violence, greed, and envy into the home. Cell phones prevent people from human contact under the pretense of keeping people connected. Because it is so hard to just let the phone ring when in the middle of a conversation, cell phones give humans an excuse to be rude to one another. The internet cuts people off even more from one another, and has aided in the rise of pornography addiction.
These are just some of many of the ways the Devil uses modern life to pull humans away from God.
As One Devil to Another was a real eye opener. Yes, I knew that there are many aspects of modern life that are not very agreeable to the Christian lifestyle. But I had never really thought that deeply into how much Satan can use each of these “conveniences” to his advantage. I will definitely be on a higher alert; for myself, and my children!
It took a few chapters to get used to the flow of the book. While it wasn’t a difficult read (it was actually fairly quick!) there are just a lot of words that we don’t really use very often.
Here is a short video about As One Devil to Another, which includes excerpts from the book:
Now for the giveaway! One winner will receive a certificate to redeem for a copy of As One Devil to Another at their local Christian Bookstore, or by mailing the certificate to Tyndale House. Giveaway will end May 9, 2012
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book to review from Tyndale Bloggers Network. I was not required to post a positive review, and was not otherwise compensated for this post. My review is my own honest opinion of the product.
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