The Abundant Community

The Abundant Community Author John McKnight
ISBN-10 9781458730169
Year 2011-01-19
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Copublished with the American Planning AssociationReveals the invisible but immense impact that consumerism has had on the fabric of our families and communities Recommends how we can create richer, more fulfilling lives and break our dependency on the consumer economy This book is about a new possibility for us together to discover the real basis for a satisfying life. It is a life that becomes possible when we join our neighbors in creating a community that nurtures our family and makes us useful citizens.We are besieged by messages from consumer society telling us that we are insufficient, that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We outsource our health care, child care, relationships, recreation, our safety, and our satisfaction. We are trained to become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. McKnight and Block take a thoughtful look at how this situation came about, what maintains it, and the crippling effect it has had on our families, our communities, and our environment.Right in our neighborhood we have the capacity to address our human needs in ways that systems, which see us only as interchangeable units, as problems to be solved, never can. We all have gifts to offer, even the most seemingly marginal among us. It does not matter how rich or poor the neighborhood is. McKnight and Block suggest how to nurture voluntary, self-organizing structures that will reveal these gifts and allow them to be shared to the greatest mutual benefit. They recommend roles we can assume and actions we can take to reweave the social fabric that has been unraveled by consumerism and its belief that however much we have, it is not enough.

The Abundant Community

The Abundant Community Author John McKnight
ISBN-10 9781605096278
Year 2010-06-14
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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" We need our neighbors and community to stay healthy, produce jobs, raise our children, and care for those on the margin. Institutions and professional services have reached their limit of their ability to help us. The consumer society tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We have become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. John McKnight and Peter Block show that we have the capacity to find real and sustainable satisfaction right in our neighborhood and community. This book reports on voluntary, self-organizing structures that focus on gifts and value hospitality, the welcoming of strangers. It shows how to reweave our social fabric, especially in our neighborhoods. In this way we collectively have enough to create a future that works for all. "

The Abundant Community

The Abundant Community Author John McKnight
ISBN-10 9781605096261
Year 2010-06-14
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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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.

An Other Kingdom

An Other Kingdom Author Peter Block
ISBN-10 9781119194729
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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"The Other Kingdom is about reframing how society views its communal identity. The book proposes to identify what has been considered sacred language and use it as an opening into the experience of community and the commons. It lays out a faith narrative without the negative traces of sectarianism. Readers are dared to imagine the human benefit of an alternative to the market ideology that defines our culture, called the Neighborly Covenant because it enlivens and humanizes the social order. The Other Kingdom proposes language for alternative ways to a covenantal culture, one that is active beyond election years and has different substance in defining society's communal identity"--

Abundance

Abundance Author Peter H. Diamandis
ISBN-10 9781451614213
Year 2012-02-21
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such areas as energy, health care and education. 50,000 first printing.

Deepening Community

Deepening Community Author Paul Born
ISBN-10 9781626560987
Year 2014-03-10
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories—as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It’s up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it.

Community Conversations

Community Conversations Author Paul Born
ISBN-10 9781927483220
Year 2012-06-15
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher BPS Books
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Communities around the world are entering a new era of community building. Whether improving economic conditions and reducing poverty, re-energizing citizens and social programs, reducing crime, or revitalizing a troubled neighborhood, they are engaging people from all sectors as never before to work together as equals to improve their quality of life. At the heart of this engagement are community conversations, in which common goals are embraced by a diverse array of people with different backgrounds and needs, and influencers are drawn from multiple sectors, including community organizations, the various levels of government, and businesses big and small. Full of informative and inspiring examples of collaboration, Community Conversations captures the essence of creating such conversations and offers ten practical techniques to host conversations in your community.

Slow Church

Slow Church Author C. Christopher Smith
ISBN-10 9780830841141
Year 2014-06-02
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Suggests that modern religion is too fast paced and that a slower approach should be used so that parishioners get a more fulfilling experience.

Transformative Conversations

Transformative Conversations Author Peter Felten
ISBN-10 9781118421291
Year 2013-02-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Praise for Transformative Conversations "In the 'superstorm' of writings about the crisis in higher education this little gem of a book stands out like a mindfulness bell. It calls us back to the only thing that truly matters—the energy and wisdom buried in the minds and hearts of dedicated educators." —Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, Wellesley College; trustee emerita, Amherst College; member of the MIT Corporation "This book is revolutionary! It is about transforming the very essence of higher education through the power of authentic conversation, knowing that as the people within the institution evolve, the institution will transform." —Patricia and Craig Neal, The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations; founders, Heartland Inc. "This is a radical story about how to create a more intimate and relational culture inside the halls of higher education.... for those who long for higher education to return from the abyss of siloed isolation to its original charter as a cooperative learning institution committed to developing the whole person in service of the common good." —Peter Block, Flawless Consulting and Abundant Community Transformative Conversations offers guidance to help readers create and sustain Formation Mentoring Communities, where faculty, staff, and administrators can speak openly and honestly to the heart of their work as educators and human beings.

The Abundant Life

The Abundant Life Author Ray E. Baughman
ISBN-10 9781575674995
Year 2009-06-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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Designed to involve the individual in systematic Bible study, these twelve well-organized lessons trace the Christian life from conversion to maturity. The illustrative drawings, helpful review questions, and suggested Bible memory verses are valuable for personal research -- and for group discussions. The Abundant Life analyzes the basics of the Christian experience one at a time, picturing them as physical actions. For example, it compares Bible study to eating, prayer to talking, forgiveness to washing. These simple analogies make the material easy to understand. An effective tool for evangelism or individual study, The Abundant Life points out the how-to of obtaining and enjoying a meaningful relationship with God.

Human Transit

Human Transit Author Jarrett Walker
ISBN-10 9781610911740
Year 2012-07-29
Pages 235
Language en
Publisher Island Press
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Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

The Book of Afformations

The Book of Afformations Author Noah St. John
ISBN-10 1781801851
Year 2013
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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Afformations are empowering questions that immediately change your subconscious thought patterns from negative to positive. Building on the incredible power of affirmations to draw abundant changes into your life, afformations allow you to focus on what your deepest desires are to empower you to manifest them. One morning in 1997, college student Noah St John was in the shower when he asked himself a question that changed his life: Why are we trying to change our lives saying statements we don't believe...when the human mind automatically responds to something even more powerful? That's when he invented the stunningly simple yet amazingly effective method he named Afformations� - one that's since guided hundreds of thousands of people to improve their lives. It will show you how to reprogramme your subconscious mind along with teaching you the following tools: The four proven steps to manifest your desires without a struggle The missing piece to attract more abundance into your life How to reach your goals quicker and easier than ever before What you haven't been told about the Law of Attraction How to design your abundant lifestyle in six weeks or less. Now it's your turn to join the Afformations revolution!

When People Care Enough to Act

When People Care Enough to Act Author Mike Green
ISBN-10 1895418747
Year 2006
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher
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Developed in response to the question "I love ABCD (Asset Based Community Development); what do I do Monday Morning?"--and based on Mike Green & Henry Moore's highly regarded work as ABCD organizers, consultants and trainers--these materials support a practical approach to creating community collaborations that work. Enriching each other, the book and the DVD provide clear exposition of ABCD organizing principles and best practices, examples of ABCD organizing in action, learning exercises, worksheets, and reflections from experienced practitioners of ABCD organizing. Main topics include: ABCD Principles & Practice Discovering What People Care About Mobilizing A Community's Assets People & Programs: We Need Both Leading By Stepping Back: The Role Of Governments & Agencies Inclusion: There Is No One We Do Not Need John McKnight's Reflections On ABCD organizing. Lessons from Ashville NC, Marque.e, MI, Laconia, NH, Savannah, GA, Ames, IO.