Friday, May 18, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: As One Devil to Another

As One Devil to Another
By: Richard Platt
Published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Copyright 2012

Have you ever wondered what the "other world" thinks about us?  Do they try to interfere?  Do they try to trip us up?  Do they try to help us?  Do they try to work against each other, as in the good side versus the evil?  In his new book As One Devil to Another, author Richard Platt presents his idea of what it could be like for the other side.  And for us in our daily spiritual walk.

It seems that poor Scardagger, a recent top of his class graduate (class valedictorian, to be exact) of hell's training school is now under the supervision of his dear, loving Uncle Slashreap, a wise, shrewd, very experienced devil.  Apparently Scardagger is having trouble with his first victim, a young woman who attends the university. She is a free thinker, heavily influenced by the modern world.  However, she seems to have an aunt who has great influence over her life.  A Christian aunt.  It has become the job of Scardagger to try to win the young woman over to the side of hell, to prevent her from committing to Christ.  But the problems with the aunt only magnify.  She is in the battle for the young woman's soul.  

As One Devil to Another is a one sided conversation, a collection of letters from Slashreap to his nephew Scardagger.  From his letters you surmise what is going on between Scardagger and the young woman.  As more letters are written, and as apparently Scardagger is not fully following the advice of Slashreap, you see more and more frustration from Slashreap.  At times this is quite humorous, as you can imagine what is going on behind the scenes.  At times it is eye opening and you wonder if there really is a spiritual battle raging over the souls of men (yes, there is!), which is not humorous at all.  

Mr. Platt's book is heralded as being comparable to author C. S. Lewis' book The Screwtape Letters.  Having not read The Screwtape Letters, I cannot make a comparison between the two. However, I have been a fan of C. S. Lewis since childhood (think The Chronicles of Narnia) and I can see some similarities.  Why not read the book and see for yourself?

In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot to mention that I have a coupon for this book, if you are interested. Just let me know!!