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The Resource The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods, John McKnight and Peter Block

The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods, John McKnight and Peter Block

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The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods
Title
The abundant community
Title remainder
awakening the power of families and neighborhoods
Statement of responsibility
John McKnight and Peter Block
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "This book challenges the conventional wisdom about what you and I can do as citizens to shape our future. McKnight and Block offer concrete examples of what citizens can do and have done by drawing on resources in their families and communities."---David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation" ""This book is the basis for health and happiness in any society. A must-read".---Quentin Young, Chairman, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, and former President, American Public Health Association" ""'What we need is here.'That line from a Wendell Berry poem sums up the theme that runs through this vital and timely book. No one is better equipped to help us test this truth than John McKnight and Peter Block. This book is a treasure. And it can help us recover the treasures hidden in plain sight within and among us, renewing ourselves and our democracy as we go."---Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach and founder, Center for Courage and Renewal" ""Don't wait for a politician, scientist, infomercial, or lottery ticket to come to the rescue. Read this powerful book and help yourself, your neighbors, and your planet to satisfying and sustainable solutions found only in community."---Jim Diers, former Director, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and author of Neighbor Power" ""John and Peter awaken us to the seductions of technology, specialization, mass entertainment, and the quest for perfection. They remind us we've had enough. More important, that we are enough and have enough to do something about it. At a time when our yearning to belong has never been higher and the limitations of experts are strikingly evident, this book charts a renaissance of loving, human power."---Al Etmanski, President, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, and author of A Good Life"
  • ""The Abundant Community is an original and insightful resource that not only invites us to shift from consumerism to citizenship but shows us how. By reclaiming the role of citizenship, we can restore the vital functions of family and neighborhood---the heart of community."---Angeles Arrien, PhD, cultural anthropologist and author of The Four-Fold Way" "We are discovering that it takes a village to do more than raise a child. It is the key to a satisfying life. It turns out we need our neighbors and a community to be healthy, produce jobs, protect the land, and care for the elderly and those on the margin." "Our consumer society constantly tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We outsource our health care, child care, recreation, safety, and satisfaction. We are trained to become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. John McKnight and Peter 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. This book suggests how to nurture voluntary, self-organizing structures that will reveal these gifts and allow them to be shared to the greatest mutual benefit. Block and McKnight 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."
  • "Each neighborhood has people with the gifts and talents needed to provide for our prosperity and peace of mind---this book offers practical ways to discover them. It reminds us of our power to create a hope-filled life. It assures us that ultimately we can be the architects of the future where we want to live"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKnight, John
Dewey number
307.3/362
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.C6
LC item number
M42 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HN90.C6
NAL item number
M42 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Block, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Community life
  • Neighborhoods
  • Community organization
  • Community development
Label
The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods, John McKnight and Peter Block
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I:
  • The Shift from Citizen to Consumer
  • Part II:
  • Choosing a Satisfied Life
  • Part III:
  • Creating Abundance
Control code
468979655
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9781605095844
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)468979655
Label
The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods, John McKnight and Peter Block
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I:
  • The Shift from Citizen to Consumer
  • Part II:
  • Choosing a Satisfied Life
  • Part III:
  • Creating Abundance
Control code
468979655
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9781605095844
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)468979655

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