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The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other

The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other

Loneliness has reached epidemic proportions, according to many sources. In an age of mobility and fraying civic life, we are all susceptible to its power. But what if loneliness is a necessary part of the human condition? What if it is a current that leads us deeper into belonging--to ourselves, to each other, and to God?

In The Great Belonging, writer and spiritual director Charlotte Donlon reframes loneliness and offers us a language for the disquiet within. Instead of turning away from the waters of loneliness for fear they will engulf us, she invites us to wade in and see what we find there. In vulnerable, thoughtful prose, Donlon helps us understand our own occasional or frequent loneliness and offers touchpoints for understanding alienation. We can live into the persistent questions of loneliness. We can notice God's presence even when we feel alone in our doubts. Ultimately, Donlon claims, we can find connection that emerges from honesty, and she offers tools, resources, and practices for transforming loneliness into true belonging.

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Available November 10, 2020

  • Publisher Broadleaf Books
  • ISBN 9781506461960
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5 x 7
  • Pages 192
  • Publication Date November 10, 2020

Reviews

"Evocative...Donlon's comforting work will appeal to any Christian looking to stave off the negative aspects of isolation."
—Publishers Weekly
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