John S Anderson
Play is not a frivolous option, but essential for personal spiritual growth, serious work toward spiritual development. The dynamics of child's play echoes in adult faith lives, and liberates towards full experience of God's presence. The author offered a new model of how we might liberate ourselves to grow - the way a child learns, by the way of play, nurturing a strong sense of self for healthy spiritual formation?. He explored how a traditional congregation introduces and fosters faith play in the lives of those who are new in their faith, as well as help people of faith discover how play is essential in every phase of spiritual formation. A playful faith counters the pressure to conform to an imposing piety, offering room to participate, learn and grow.