Tonight, I’m going to be attending a debate hosted by Mars Hill Church on the existence of Satan. Pastor Mark Driscoll will be joining Annie Lobert in debating Dr. Deepak Chopra and Bishop Carlton Pearson for an ABC special to air on Nightline next week.
This topic has been on my mind the last couple days as I’ve been praying about the debate. So I thought I’d list out some of my favorite books that address the topic of Satan and his minions.
The original Christian modern day supernatural thriller. This one will keep you awake at night, turning pages and looking around corners. I read this one in high school and was scared spitless.
Paradise Lost by John Milton, 1667.
I love how Milton makes Satan so seductive. He really steals the show at times, instead of always looking so repulsive. I mean, he was the beautiful Lucifer, after all. People find him very exciting, every single day.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, 1942.
You can’t get any better than the original version of this book. I get annoyed when authors try to redo the book in modern settings or try to make it better. You see how Satan and his demons are very scheming and clever. Don’t underestimate them.
The Holy War by John Bunyan, 1682.
Another allegory by the writer of Pilgrim’s Progress. This one is about the battle over a town called “Mansoul.”
The Dream Thief by Stephen Lawhead, 1998.
Another modern day fiction, from Stephen Lawhead, one of my favorite writers of contemporary Christian fiction. This one is very different from his other work. It brings in an extra terrestrial, sci-fi element as well as exploring eastern religions. Very imaginitive.
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