Jakob Boehme is such an intriguing figure
that one cannot help but be enthralled. A 17th century
Christian mystic, he was persecuted for his beliefs.
Nevertheless, he was an important influence on later
theologians, philosophers, and artists. The Way to Christ
brings together several of his works, namely, Of True
Repentance, Of Regeneration, Of True Resignation, and
Super Sensual Life. Boehme's works resist the typical
mold. He is clearly a Christian mystic, yet his views seem to borrow
many ideas from other mystical traditions as well, some of which are not
theistic. But The Way to Christ still provides an insightful
the spiritual life. Although Boehme's prose is difficult, it is richly
rewarding. Written in short sections, The Way to Christ can
instructive direction for one's spirituality.