Lord Foulgrin's Letters are written by a demon to his subordinate Squaltaint. Lord Foulgrin advises Squaltaint how to tempt and deceive Jordan Fletcher, the human "vermin" or "sludgebag" to whom he's assigned.
Referring to God as a "Tyrant" and "the Enemy," Lord Foulgrin is a proud, demanding and devious rebel with an inflated sense of self-importance.
As Christians, we are on Satan's hit list. Demons are out to get us. They are devoted to deceiving and destroying us, as a means of lashing back at God, the Creator who evicted them from heaven when they rebelled. This vast army is led by Satan, the dark lord, who wages war against us and the righteous angels who defend us.
Imagine what a major coup of military intelligence it would be if we could place a wiretap in Hell's war room. What if we could plant a bugging device where we could overhear our enemies assessing our weaknesses and strategizing how next to attack us?
Of course, we would have to weigh and measure their words"after all, they're liars. But if they didn't know we were listening, we could learn a great deal from their insights about us, how the war is going, and which of their strategies are working on us and which aren't. What an opportunity to see what they have up their sleeves!
Great Book| Posted April 09, 2008
There is an obvious similarity between this book and C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. This and the Ishbane conspiracy are two really great novels by Randy Alcorn. Some parts of this book really make you think that perhaps something similar is also happening to you and it is frightening. I really like how Lord Foulgrin's Letters ended, I won't spoil it, but the ending was very well written, evil never prevails.