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Catholic Review of: The Gargoyle Code

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Author:  Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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This item received 5 stars overall. (04/27/2010)

Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy

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Guidebook for fighting the devil

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Lent is over. We now are in the midst of the beautiful season of Easter, where we celebrate the risen Christ.

At the start of Lent, I set out a healthy set of goals for myself, goals designed to strengthen my faith and my life. I wrote about my goals in my blog, Salvation Is An Adventure. I was successful at some of them, others turned out to be more difficult. One of the goals I set out for myself that I succeeded in achieving was reading Fr. Dwight Longenecker's The Gargoyle Code. What a truly wonderful book this turned out to be!

Written in the tradition of The Screwtape Letters this book follows the correspondence between Tempter Slubgrip and his trainee Dogwart. I followed this book through Lent and read it along the format with which it was written.

This book really hit home with me. I was impacted by how closely this book followed my own life and my own temptations. Now, certainly, there were many temptations discussed in the book that I don't struggle with, but with the ones that I do struggle really hit home.

I found myself thinking about the temptations in my own life while reading this book. The devil uses the same tactics with all of us. Reading this book really helped to raise my awareness of the temptations that I face and how to combat them.

If you haven't read this book yet, you need to. And, although the timeline is centered around Lent, you don't need to wait until next Lent to read it. The themes discussed are relevant all year long.  The devil doesn't wait until Lent to tempt us....You shouldn't wait until Lent to read The Gargoyle Code.
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