From Magic to Mysticism
The Path to Freedom in Faith
"In my 25 years of pastoral practice, I have encountered little faith in many people but a lot of magic; little trust in God but much fear; little development but much tradition," writes Stefan Jürgens. Many Christians live their faith as if God were to be put in a merciful mood through their pious deeds. Stefan Jürgens describes how he found his way to an adult faith: not because he is good but because God is good. The author follows the tracks of ministerial development, as it is also expressed in the Bible. He asks about the deeper causes for persisting in the childhood faith. He shows that developed spirituality and identity are decisive steps to an adult faith that does not demand but encourages, that is supportive in everyday life and that ultimately leads to personal freedom. A new look at the church and essential contents of Christianity turns this easy-to-read book into a stimulating basic course about faith.
- Faith and personality development
- Finding the way from hearsay to personal experience
- Relevant to the Synodal Way