149. Book Review | The Screwtape Letters By C.S. Lewis

We all can fall to temptation, normally without even realizing it. The Screwtape Letters are a riveting series of story-like letters that show how people can be tempted to turn away from God. Whether or not you believe in God, this story can teach you how to beware the parts of human nature that steer you away from your purpose and towards self-destruction.

Lewis’ Screwtape Letters is a great read for people of all ages, at least from middle school on. It is the tale of two demons, an older and a younger trying to tempt a man to bring him to Hell. And, the older demon is advising his nephew on how to do this successfully. You’ll see all the subtle ways that demons can tempt you and pull your attention away from where it should be.

“Satan, the leader or dictator of devils, is the opposite, not of God, but of Michael.”

-C.S. Lewis

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My hope in reading this book is that you can be vigilant of the work the Devil and his minions do to pull your attention away from God. And, maybe you’ll see some of the seemingly innocuous things that you let slide, but really could be a demon at work.

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190. Saving the Family From our Culture – Scott Yenor Interview Conversation of Our Generation

The family is under attack in our culture today, with many ideologies attempting to undermine it. So, what can be one to push back? Last month, I reviewed a book that focused on saving the family from our culture. Dr. Scott Yenor joined me for an interview about his new book: The Recovery of Family Life. Tune in to learn more about what we need to do to save the family and halt the attack our culture is waging on it. The Rolling Revolution In his book, Yenor identifies a revolution that has been bubbling up for over a century in our culture. It combines liberal premises with other ideologies to create a never-ending revolution. Below, you'll find how it's described on the Yenor Book website: The Sexual Revolution, underway for decades now, is a rolling revolution—a set of unfinishable ambitions, all affecting marriage and family life. The ideologies of feminists, contemporary liberals, and sexual liberation theorists form a "rolling revolution" that has sunk deeply into our culture and political regime. As a result, marriage and family life suffer. Saving the Family From Our Culture For me, I was happy to see a book that offered not just a discussion of the problem, but insight into how to solve it. In The Recovery of Family Life, Dr. Yenor proposes things like encouraging part time work for women and facilitating it through good policy. Furthermore, it's important to recognize how "retail feminists" sell policies that have broader effects and oppose those policies. Policies like contraception, subsidized daycare, and pushing women into the workplace all serve to undermine the family. No matter what they may say about it, that is the end goal. But, in this interview he offers those solutions for saving the family from our culture. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
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