In this book, Bruce G. Epperly presents convincing arguments on why mainstream Protestants and Catholics should take New Agers more seriously. This director of Protestant Ministry and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Georgetown University heralds the creative core of New Age spirituality as revolving around the unity of all life, the higher self, the power of the mind, and a variety of creative strategies for personal growth. In various chapters, Epperly discusses health and healing, revelation and channeling, Christ in the New Age, and death and human hope. He contends that these concerns can spur mainstream Christians to tap tradition and their own personal experiences for more rounded and creative understandings of body-mind connections, inspiration, images of God, and survival after death. "Crystal & Cross" opens the door for creative dialogue between spiritual seekers of all stripes and those Christian communities that are inclusive and hospitable.