Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God

Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God

Native is about identity, soul-searching, and being on the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a member of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Native American roots both informs and challenges her Christian faith.

Drawing on the narrative of her personal journey and the poetry, imagery, and stories of the Potawatomi people, Curtice addresses themes at the forefront of today's discussions of faith and culture in a positive and constructive way. She encourages us to embrace our own origins and to share and listen to each other's stories so we can build a more inclusive and diverse future for the church. Each of our stories matters for the church to be truly whole. As Curtice shares what it means to experience her faith through the lens of her Indigenous heritage, she reveals that a vibrant spirituality has its origins in identity, belonging, and a sense of place.

Title:Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781587434310
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    Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God Reviews

  • Richard Propes

    We're only two months into the year 2020, but I'm ready to proclaim Kaitlin Curtice's "Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God" to be one of the best books of the year. Having had the oppor...

  • Jessica

    3.5 stars. The second half of this book is very, very strong. Curtice weaves together her own story as a white-coded Potawatomi woman learning about her identity in adulthood with the stories of other...

  • Melinda Christianson

    “It is heartbreaking when the table of God is not set for all the people of God.” - Kaitlin Curtice In this book, Curtice somehow manages to write poetically and peacefully about subjects that are...

  • Michelle

    I really loved this book in theory, but in practice, not so much. I want to hear different voices, their experiences, challenges, etc with life and faith. This book felt like a stream of consciousness...

  • Ruth

    Wow. A necessary voice in the climate of American Christianity. This piece is storytelling infused with important exposure to Indigenous voices and the greater Indigenous experience within America. Hi...

  • Jennifer

    Favorite quotes:"As I learn more about my own story, I am realizing that the bloodline of God is connected to everything, no matter how it was first created in the beginning."“If all the world is a ...

  • Deb

    Probably 3.5 stars I'm glad I read this since Curtice is voicing her experience as a white-coded Indigenous woman who grew up in white Southern Baptist culture. She takes the reader along on her journ...

  • Jen Yokel

    "The sacred thing about being human is that no matter how hard we try to get rid of them, our stories are our stories."⁠Quarantimes are reading times, and I just finished an early copy of #NativeBoo...

  • Cristine Braddy

    I really hate rating books that fall in the memoirist category. I love listening to Kaitlin Curtice and following her on social media. Some of this book gave me some insight and some of it fell flat f...

  • Justin Wiggins

    This amazing book written by Kaitlin B. Curtice about what it means for her to be both a Potawatomi Indigenous tribe member, and a Christian, was fascinating, sobering, healing, encouraging, and spiri...