This book took me by surprise. I have long been a fan of C.S. Lewis and have read several times his classic Screwtape Letters. But I had no intention of writing such a book myself. Then, over a period of a month in my own Bible study I kept reading the words of God and asking myself, what do demons want us to believe instead of this? By creating this contrast of truth and deception, I was amazed at how much clarity it brought to what God was actually saying. The next thing I knew I was writing out letters from one demon to another, in Screwtape style, and the book started to form.
Originally I thought it would it would be letters only, like Screwtape, but the more I considered it, the more powerful I thought it would be if the book had a full-fledged story line, with characters, setting and a sense of immediacy that would hook the reader and get him more in touch with the reality of spiritual warfare.
My goal was to plant a bugging device in Hell’s war room, to eavesdrop on the tactical discussions of demons strategizing how to deceive and destroy us. It was a remarkable process. Spiritual warfare is more real to me than it’s ever been, and I think I’m more alert to the Enemy’s landmines – it’s been encouraging to hear readers say the same.
Lord Foulgrin’s Letters is designed to help you, the reader, know God, know yourself, and know your enemy. I hope you enjoy it, and that it makes a difference in your life. (If you want to hear the inside scoop on the book, and the reasons behind it, read the Afterword, which I originally designed as an Introduction, but moved to the back because I thought most readers might want to plunge directly into the story.) If you read Lord Foulgrin’s Letters please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think. Thanks!
Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.