Screwtape’s Master Plan
A Satirical Take on Christianity and Culture
Imprint: Cascade Books
"By redeploying C. S. Lewis's Screwtape character in a contemporary context, Anderton reminds us that the subliminal battle to undermine God's plan for humanity is still raging. This book helps identify tactics to counter cultural demise by reimagining how the church integrates with culture."
--Linda Bourie, Missionary Artist
"Through careful observation and analysis, and by borrowing the approach of C. S. Lewis, Anderton shows us why the church in the U.S. is having only marginal influence on our culture. As I read, I repented of my complacency and resolved to engage my world with greater humility, intentionality, and grace."
--Lou Soiles, Associate Pastor, Trinitarian Congregational Church
"Anderton's concept of 'swollenness and segmentation' provokes new thought and ideas for countering the spiritual forces of darkness around us. Using a kind of reverse engineering, Anderton takes our current situation and reduces it to smaller components that can be effectively managed and addressed."
--Joe Shea, Campus Missionary and Area Director, Campus Ambassadors
"Deftly skewering the fallacies that underlie our tired dichotomies of conservative and progressive, scientific and spiritual, Anderton's devilish protagonist challenges us to remember what is basic and bold about Christianity. From divine delight in the material world to the key role of women in God's mission, Screwtape's Master Plan is a booster shot for the church's subversive, culture-transforming potential. The return of Lewis's demon has given me a lot to think and preach about."
--Lisa Green, Rector, Saint John's Episcopal Church
"Charles Anderton has written a courageous book. He has dared to take C. S. Lewis's classic and extend its downside-up perspective to see what the devil might be doing with today's materialism and many polarizations. He has done it well and has written a challenging and helpful book."
--Dick Keyes, Director of the L'Abri Fellowship, Southborough, Massachusetts