The Screwtape Letters is C.S. Lewis’ satirical book of letters where Hell is imagined as a gruesome bureaucracy and demons labor in a vast enterprise to lure and deceive humans away from the “enemy”, a.k.a. God. Among Lewis’ best-known works, Paul McCusker brought the source material to life when he turned it into a full-cast audio drama starring Andy Serkis as Screwtape.
On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, McCusker joins Charles Morris to discuss how this project came about, how he adapted a book of letters into a compelling drama, and how this story brilliantly conveys the subtleties of darkness while reinforcing a biblical perspective that leads to Jesus.
Paul McCusker is an American writer and producer. He is best known for his work on the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey, and for his work with Focus on the Family’s Radio Theatre, including The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narnia (Collector’s Edition). He has written over 50 books, 21 plays and 4 musicals.
- Learn more about the invisible warfare every Christian faces when you listen to the full Haven Today radio series where this interview originated.
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- What did Jesus say about Hell? This blog takes a deeper look at what the Bible says about Heaven, Hell, and the afterlife.
- Listen to another episode of the Great Stories Podcast where Charles discusses what the Bible does (and doesn’t) say about the Devil.
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