C. S. Lewis Goes to Hell by William O Flaherty is precisely as advertised. Part encyclopedia, part plot summary, part analysis, and part discussion guide, this book is a valuable resource for both an individual reader and for a small group interested in exploring in more detail Lewis satirical masterpiece. Don King, Professor of English Editor of The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition A good study guide is surprisingly difficult: it must combine accuracy with imagination; it must be generative without being speculative. O Flaherty delivers. I am genuinely excited about this important resource. Diana Pavlac Glyer, Professor of English Author of Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings Presenting The Screwtape Letters as a theatrical stage adaptation has had the wonderful benefit of inspiring hundreds if not thousands of theatre-goers to read Lewis classic novel. As a result we are often asked to suggest a study guide to help people wrestle more deeply with the themes and insights behind the brilliant, morally inverted universe that Lewis created. William O Flaherty s thoughtful, copious and insightful volume is what I will be recommending to them. It s the best of its kind. Max McLean, Artistic Director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, New York, NY O Flaherty s companion to Screwtape is seriously worth any Lewis lover s time, both for its penetrating study questions and its excellence as a reference tool. Charlie W. Starr, Professor of English Author of Light: C. S. Lewis First and Final Short Story Once C. S. Lewis best-known work, The Screwtape Letters today has been somewhat eclipsed by The Chronicles of Narnia. For those discovering Screwtape for the first time, William O Flaherty provides clear summaries, useful background information, and helpful discussion questions. Anyone leading a small group study will find this to be a valuable tool. Devin Brown, Professor at Asbury University Author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis A worthy resource that will be highly valued by scholars and fans of C. S. Lewis and his masterpiece, The Screwtape Letters. Congratulations and thanks to William O Flaherty for his diligence and fine work! Carolyn Curtis, author of Women and C. S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today s Culture. C. S. Lewis Goes to Hell is a comprehensive exploration which delves deep into the psychology of Screwtape and his agenda. Fans of Lewis will relish the wisdom offered here and nurture a renewed appreciation for The Screwtape Letters. Crystal Hurd Author of Thirty Days with C. S. Lewis: A Women s Devotional. William O Flaherty works as a Family Counselor in Pennsylvania. He also created the website EssentialCSLewis.com and hosts the All About Jack podcast to help advance the study of C.S. Lewis and related authors. "
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