From the July 1944 magazine.

The Pleasures of Reading

Advice direct from hell. Human-relation pointers given by Screwtape, a senior devil, to a favored nephew operating on earth are amusingly set forth by C. S. Lewis in "Screwtape Letters." (Macmillan Co. 1.50). Readers will laugh at the shrewd portrayal of soft spots, alibis and rationalizations suggested by Screwtape in the battle between His Father, Satan, and The Enemy, God. They will appreciate the clever inverse presentation of time-proved Christian philosophy and counsel. Mr. Lewis, a Fellow of Magdalene College, is one of England's popular contemporary writers and radio speakers. "The Case for Christianity" (1.00) and "Christian Behavior" (1.00) offer straight treatment of the very real, every-day value of right living. All three volumes are well worth-while and easy to read. Mel C.

Don't let the name 'Lindbergh' scare you off. "The Steep Ascent," by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Harcourt, Brace & Co. 2.00), has no political content. None whatsoever. It is the story of an adventure into the realm of the spirit, as experienced by a young American woman while making a dangerous flight over the Alps with her English husband. Honest and searching, "The Steep Ascent" is written in words of almost biblical simplicity and with a rare and moving sincerity. Maeve S.

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