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While I can certainly understand how some folks might consider this to be a "feel-good" movie, I found it to be a prime example of liberal white wish-fulfillment. Young white woman swoops into town, empowers the black women to tell their stories, and then leaves them to deal with the vulnerability such exposure brings them. bit.ly/HuTJ6X dombrosky
Who has never wondered if there might not really be a tempter sitting on our shoulders or dogging our steps? C.S. Lewis dispels all doubts. In The Screwtape Letters, one of his bestselling works, we are made privy to the instructional correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his wannabe diabolical nephew Wormwood. As mentor, Screwtape coaches Wormwood in the finer points, tempting his "patient" away from God. One of my all time favs!!
The book is much better than the movie (I still love you Tom Hanks). Only thing I hate is Robert Langdon. You can tell a guy wrote it because he gets laid at the end of every book, and he's a 40-year-old, pudgy, balding university professor. Right. His earlier books are better: Deception Point, Digital Fortress, and others.
What to read next - spring/summer 2013 (infographic)