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20th September
2010
written by Cullen Webb

My  Father and Mother purchased me a couple of books for my eighteenth birthday. One of which was “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis.

I have heard a little bit about it from people in my church, so I had expectations when I first opened it up. At first I didn’t care for it very much. Not because the material was bad, but the way it was presented was so new to me. Lewis calls it “Diabolical Ventriloquism.”

He writes in the place of Screwtape, a senior demon who was promoted from tempting to administration in Hell after a successful campaign on Earth against God through human beings. He writes to His novice nephew, Wormwood, and offers advice for waging spiritual warfare.

It is difficult at first to position yourself to be comfortable when Screwtape talks. His good is our bad, and His bad is our Good. But once it naturally flows past you, you begin to see the genius of Lewis’ writing.

I have never before been so challenged by a book. It has forced me to look at myself through both the eyes of God and Satan. Wanting to please my Lord, while at the same time evading the temptations and tactics of Demons. Everything temporal in my life came into view.

After reading it, I have learned much about prayer, faith, love, joy, hobbies, habits, sin, and countless other things.

If you are looking for a book, I recommend this one. You will not regret it.

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Thanks for reading!
-Cullen Webb

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6th November
2009
written by Cullen Webb

A buddy of mine went to the hospital in April for chugging soy sauce. I had no idea a large amount of it could be lethal. Thankfully, he didn’t drink nearly enough to kill him (I believe 2 liters is lethal.)
While my Youth Pastor was at the hospital, the Doctor spoke with him about all the seemingly harmless foods that can be lethal if consumed in an irregular way. One of which was peanut butter.
This was a surprise to me, and a great many others. It turns out, that if you choke on peanut butter, there is no hope for you. Without bread, apple or some other food to keep it company, it can lodge in your throat and suffocate you despite all the efforts of Doctors or Nurses.

Now let us look at a book that has swept across the Nation, and gripped many hearts young and old. A book that is so cleverly written, you hardly have a choice but to become a part of the story. After only a few pages, you laugh when the characters laugh. You cry when they cry.

What is this book? The Shack.

 The Shack

I am afraid to say, that my comments for the most part will cease. I have very little to appreciate about this book.
As I have said, it is well written. The Author, William P. Young, puts his thoughts and opinions on paper in a way few people can.
But opinions are like peanut butter. A wonderful thing when spread on foods like bread, bananas or apples. But without any substance, with no scripture to back his opinion up, it is lethal.

I wanted to read this book so badly partly because I heard of the controversy surrounding it. However, I never exposed myself to outside opinions aside from quick remarks made from my friends. The following is the result of a non-biased reading.
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