By means of a series of intercepted e-mail from a senior demon (Wormwood) to his junior protégé, this deceptively entertaining book offers wise reflections on Christian life. Through Wormwoods counsel on how to handle a wavering client, we see how many ways there are to deceive the wayward believer. As Wormwood observes, ""The battleground is the human mind. Reshape what he thinks and the deeds you intend for him will follow. There are ideas with wider jaws and sharper teeth than any dragon.""
Jim Forest, who discovered this e-mail, is author of many prize-winning books, including Confession, Praying with Icons, and The Ladder of the Beatitudes. He lives in the Netherlands.