The Screwtape Letters Study Guide

Written to accompany C.S. Lewis’ 1942 fictional examination of the psychology of temptation and the Christian life, this literature study guide by Sabrina Justison helps teens dig into The Screwtape Letters in a personal way.

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Instead of attempting to examine every element of a book on the first reading, our study guides choose two or three respected literary devices and use them as a focal point.

Our guides are easy to adapt for use at an:

  • Average High School
  • College Prep
  • Honors Level

Understanding temptation and thinking beyond foolish cliches like, “The devil made me do it!” is important for teens as they prepare for a life of independence and as they take on ever-increasing responsibility for the nurture of their faith.

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis employs a reversal of perspective to present the psychology of temptation from the viewpoint of the tempter who would drive followers of Christ away from Him.

This 7Sisters study guide, written by Sabrina Justison, helps your students explore Lewis’ insights into this topic and cultivate critical thinking skills as they are encouraged to examine the underlying philosophical ideas Lewis presents and reflect on them in a personal way.

The Screwtape Letters Study Guide

Focuses on the following literary devices:

  • reversal of perspective
  • philosophical ideas couched in fiction

The questions:

  • encourage a personal response to the text
  • strengthen summarizing skills
  • can easily be expanded into essay writing or personal reflection papers

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

The Screwtape Letters Study Guide

is an EBook curriculum complete with:

  • background information
  • vocabulary
  • discussion questions by chapter (1-15),
  • analyze-and-summarize questions by chapter (16-31)
  • suggested writing assignments
  • answer key.

This product downloads as two separate PDF files. One file is intended for student use. This document contains fillable fields so students can type their answers directly into the guide. The other document is the answer key, intended for the parent.

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