Resisting the Prowling Lion – 40 Days with Screwtape

Resisting the Prowling Lion40 Days with Screwtape

A Lenten Journey with C.S. Lewis and Screwtape.


Hello Friends

It was in Lent 2023 that I first circulated these reflections on The Screwtape Letters.  Here in Felixstowe, Churches Together are studying the book Not a Tame Lion so it seemed an opportune time to send them around again (with some revisions) and include them on my blog as well as by daily email.

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“The best way to drive out the devil,

If he will not yield to the texts of scripture 

Is to jeer and flout him,

For he cannot bear scorn”

(Martin Luther)

“The devil….the prowde spirite….

Cannot endure to be mocked.”

(Thomas More)

From the Frontspiece of “The Screwtape Letters”

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to
feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally
pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same

(From The Author’s Preface)

May you have a blessed and fruitful Lent.

Andrew Dotchin – Felixstowe

Please Note:  These reflections are also published on my blog: on Twitter as @SuffolkVicar, and on my public Facebook page Rev Andrew Dotchin

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Quotes from The Screwtape Letters are copyright © 1942 C.S. Lewis Pte

Prayers from Psalms for a Pilgrim People are copyright © 1989, 1991, 1993 Jim Cotter

Scripture quotations are copyright © New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

These Reflections, ‘Resisting the Prowling Lion’ are copyright © Andrew Dotchin 2023

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