[quote="LilyPearls, post:4, topic:348608"]
They came to the conclusion that Christianity is false a few years ago and went on this grand search for truth, which they both admit to still be on. They did not jump straight from Christianity to new age, it was a journey. It still is a journey for them.
I'm sorry that I don't have any books to suggest. I glanced at the site that "Tous_Logous" recommended and it looks like it could be useful.
Also - I commend you for your desire to help them on their spiritual journey.
I took a somewhat similar journey, though not to the extent that they have. Mine was more "inclusive" - I did not decry Christianity as a "bastardization" or think that the Bible was horrendously translated - - But I did wander away from the Christian faith and into other areas including some new age and Eastern thought.
This may be just me projecting since I don't know what faith tradition they came from or what their training was like - but - I suspect that what they might be rebelling against IS a gross bastardization of what Jesus taught. We hear and discuss such things regularly here. Things like the prosperity gospel, OSAS, sola scriptura, faith without works, "personal relationship with Jesus (no need for "church") etc.are all "bastardizations" of Christ's original teachings.
The problem does not lay so much in a poor translation of the Bible (though certainly these exist), rather the problem is with what people DO with the bible...how they interpret it and how they teach it.
I would suggest talking with them about what they feel is Christ's basic message. Talk with them about what they find attractive about wicca or whatever else they might be studying. Ask them to point to something in the bible that they think is grossly mistranslated. My guess is that you will find them looking for something more peaceful and loving than what they heard and understood from their religious background.
Don't try to steer them away from their particular study so much as present to them how what they are looking at and for is actually present in the Holy Scriptures. For myself, I felt I discovered a great key when I read Mt 22:36-40 where it says that all of the law and all of the prophets are based on the two great commands of agape (Love).
Sometimes on our journey we have to be like the prodigal son. We have to leave home in order to really come to appreciate what we had at home.
Sorry to prattle on so...I hope something in the above is helpful...