Blog From the Basement OfficeBook - 2011
Watch Jeffrey Pugh discuss his new book, Devil's Ink
**Our sincere apologies. The web address listed on the back cover flap for following the devil online is incorrect. The web address is devilsinkblog.com , not devilsink.com . Future copies of the book will sport this correction.
"What if Satan kept a blog? Blogging is a new form of communication, after all, and evil has always been keen on using new means of propaganda to accomplish its purposes.
"Of course, evil is elusive--difficult to discern and more difficult to define. Still, since ancient writers first put the Satan figure into the story of Job, or the serpent into the story of creation, evil has been the subject of much of our greatest literature, from fiction to philosophy. This vast output is testimony to the fact that the mystery of evil perplexes and puzzles us, creates daily struggles for us, and continually scars our existence. If we can imagine intentionality behind all the evil in the world--not hard to do--then the image of Satan blogging to his minions and to all interested parties about the contemporary ways and means of evil is not much of a stretch at all."
--From the Preface
Jeffrey Pugh writes not about our personal relationship with sin but about the forces and ideas to which humans give their lives, with great material effect on the world. He explores how evil embeds itself structurally in human life and how that can bring us misery and frustration. But he writes in a playful way that makes such reflections accessible to a broad spectrum of readers.
Check out the Devil's blog! devilsinkblog.com