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The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods

Author: John McKnight; Peter Block
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2012]
Series: BK currents book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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There is a growing movement of people with a different vision for their local communities. They know that real satisfaction and the good life are not provided by organizations, institutions, or systems. No number of great CEOs, central offices, or long range plans produce what a community can produce. People are discovering a new possibility for their lives. They have a calling. They are called. And together they  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McKnight; Peter Block
ISBN: 9781609940812 1609940814
OCLC Number: 826900014
Description: xiv, 173 pages : 1 illustration ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part I. The shift from citizen to consumer. The limits of consumption --
What did we lose and where did it go? --
The effects of living in a consumer world --
Part II. Choosing a satisfied life. The abundant community --
Community abundance in action --
Part III. Creating abundance. Awakening the power of families and neighborhoods --
The power of connectors.
Series Title: BK currents book.
Responsibility: John McKnight and Peter Block.

Abstract:

There is a growing movement of people with a different vision for their local communities. They know that real satisfaction and the good life are not provided by organizations, institutions, or systems. No number of great CEOs, central offices, or long range plans produce what a community can produce. People are discovering a new possibility for their lives. They have a calling. They are called. And together they call upon themselves. This possibility is idealistic, and yet it is an ideal within our grasp. It is a possibility that is both idealistic and realistic. Our culture leads us to believe that a satisfying life can be purchased. It tells us that in the place where we live, we don't have the resources to create a good life. This book reminds us that a neighborhood that can raise a child, provide security, sustain our health, secure our income, and care for our vulnerable people is within the power of our community. This book gives voice to our ideal of a beloved community. It reminds us of our power to create a hope-filled life. It assures us that when we join together with our neighbors we are the architects of the future where we want to live.

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