Where do I belong?
Since our earliest days, humans have sat around tribal fires and told stories about where we came from, where we are going, and how we belong. We want to have the answers to those big questions of life and share them with others. This desire is deeply built into us and the glow of that tribal fire is still enticing.
We long to find our tribe and to fit in with others like us. So, even when we scratch the itch of tribalism, why do we burn for something else? By looking at creation, families, church, and the hope of heaven, Andy Percey shows us that we were never made to just fit in; God created us to belong to him and each other in the truest and deepest way possible.
If you are asking these questions around the fire, this book is your invitation into relationship, partnership, companionship and belonging.
What does it mean for us to be a people who are made to belong, rather than simply fit in? This book brings insight and pastoral guidance to help you answer this question and help create new connections with each other and God.
'With loneliness and isolation at epidemic levels, this book helps us to grapple with God's best for us - we are indeed 'made to belong'. I believe these pages will recalibrate your heart, and give opportunity for self-reflection, theological understanding and practical action. Andy powerfully reminds us all that we are part of God's divine relationship restoration plan. Highly recommended.' Cathy Madavan, speaker, broadcaster and author
'Drawing on his own upbringing, family life and biblical examples, Andy colours an attractive picture of God's desires for us, recognising that the constraints of language can't always adequately express the vastness of the majesty and immeasurable love of God: "Like pouring a pint of water into a half-pint glass, there will always be more than we could possibly ever hold." Exactly. Nevertheless, he gently points the way for us to enjoy multiple aspects of belonging, prompting us to remember that "belonging is rooted in the very heart of God himself, who is calling us, wooing us, reaching for us in every single moment." It's a timely reminder.' Jenny Sanders, International speaker, prophetic teacher and author