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Screwtape Letters Wk 1 of 7

June 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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The Screwtape Letters week 1 of 7 by C.S. Lewis

Summer is here! The kids are out of school and family fun begins – it’s time for yardwork, reunions, family vacations and maybe even a few lazy days near the pool.  

the-good-portion-pictureGiven the craze of summer schedules, some of us might have less time and focused mental capacity for the likes of Dante or Scupoli; but that doesn’t mean we need to resort to beach reads and mindless magazines!  On the contrary – let’s have some serious fun! The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a lite read of life-changing proportions. The following was taken from the back of the book:

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation – and triumph over it – ever written.

We plan to spend seven weeks on The Screwtape Letters.  Below is our prospective reading schedule:


Week 1: Preface – Chapter 7  (THIS WEEK's READING ASSIGNMENT)

Week 2: Chapter 8 – 14

Week 3: Chapter 15 – 20

Week 4: Chapter 21 – 26

Week 5: Chapter 27 – 31

Week 6: Screwtape Proposes a Toast

Week 7: Conclusion


Please join us as we visit the underworld for a rare peek into the “master” minds from the “other” side!


Note:  While you’re reading along (and even if you can’t), make sure you check out this magnificent Radio Production of The Screwtape Letters by our own Paul McCusker. You will NOT be disappointed!


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About Vicki Burbach

Vicki Burbach is a wife and homeschooling mother of six children ages four to sixteen years who relishes the calm inspiration of spiritual reading amidst the roller coaster of life. A passionate convert to the Faith, Vicki is an avid reader who started the book club so she could embark with like-minded bibliophiles on a spiritual journey through some of the greatest Catholic books ever written. She is author of the new book How to Read Your Way to Heaven - A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between. You can also find her at

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