The Abundant Community

Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

McKnight, John

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Abundant Community
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 CEO's, 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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1605095842
Branch Call Number: 307.3362 M1594a 2010
Characteristics: xiv, 173 p. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Block, Peter 1939-


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Is your neighborhood simply a place you live, or a community to live in? Author John McKnight explores what communities can accomplish.

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Feb 01, 2013
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Neighborhood Connections features this book for their 10th anniversary: The Economics of Abundance: The Circular Flow of Gifts, Talents, and Money 2013-02-20 Wednesday, February 20th 9am to 4pm Rivers Edge 3430 Rocky River Drive On February 20th Peter Block and Olivia Saunders will lead Clevelanders in a highly interactive conversation. The Economics of Abundance: The Circular Flow of Gifts, Talents, and Money. Page 131-"Community means 'people in relationship.' Association means 'people in a powerful relationship.'"


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