Monday, April 30, 2012

As One Devil to Another

imageAs One Devil to Another
Written by Richard Platt
Published at Tyndale

About the book

As One Devil to Another is an astonishing debut work that C. S. Lewis’s biographer and foremost Lewis authority Walter Hooper calls “a stunning achievement, the finest example of the genre of diabolical correspondence to appear since this genre was popularized by C. S. Lewis.” Enter into this chilling and diabolical tale, one that reveals the very tricks and strategies of Hell. Through a series of letters between devils created by Platt, senior devil Slashreap trains his young protégé, Scardagger, to win an individual soul away from Heaven and into their clutches. As the devils plot their way to triumph, they reveal the spiritual dangers and risks we face in today’s society. Their frighteningly accurate perspective on issues such as contemporary technology and sexual mores is interwoven with timeless matters such as the power of prayer, the purpose of suffering, and the promises held out by Heaven . . . and Hell. Destined to become a modern classic, As One Devil to Another is a brilliantly written, deeply unsettling perspective on twenty-first-century society . . . a glimpse of ourselves through the eyes of those who have embraced their underworldly existence.

Who is Richard Platt?

Richard Platt has been in love with words and the music of language all his life, but he did not begin writing until his early forties. He is a contributor to the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed and was a finalist for a 2012 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fellowship for his one-man play, Ripples From Walden Pond: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau. As One Devil to Another, his first novel, is dedicated in grateful homage to C. S. Lewis. Richard and his wife, Susan, live in California.

My Thoughts

I will be totally honest with you.  Since I became a Christian back in 1997, I have not taken the time to read the C.S. Lewis book The Screwtape Letters – Yeah I know choking isn’t it?  I am so due to read some classics of well-known Christian authors!

However, even though I have read the book from C.S. Lewis, I was curious about As One Devil to Another which is similar as an idea of correspondence between an older devil to a younger one. 

As you read the letters from Slashreap, you somewhat learn about the mission of the younger devil, Scardagger and discover the various tactics of the demons in our lives.    You will also follow the way on how the person chosen for their attacks will respond.   This book is essentially written with the 21st century in mind as it is adapted to highlights the new strategies of the Devil and his minions to get in the way of our salvation.

I’m disappointed of not seeing the responses of young Scardagger even though I do get an idea of how he responds just by reading the comments of Slashreap in the letters. 

This book is different that what I usually read and it picked my curiosity on reading The Screwtape Letters.



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If you have enjoyed The Screwtape Letters, I think you will like As One Devil to Another.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.


  1. I’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia and I forget if I've read others. I plan on reading more of of his books because C.S. Lewis is always quoted in other great books I read.

  2. I have read Mere Christianity as well as the Chronicles of Narnia. His other books are on my list as I’d like to read all of them. They are incredibly insightful!

  3. I have read the following
    - Mere Christianity
    - Screwtape Letters
    - the full Chronicles of Narnia
    - the full Space Trilogy

    I really like Mere Christianity, very insigthful and challenging. I would like to read all of his books.
    I specically would like to read one of the following
    - Abolition of Ma
    - Weight of Glory
    - Miracles
    - The Worlds last Night