The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

Book Title: The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

Author: Peter Block

Format: Paperback | 192 pages

Publication Date: 05 Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9781609940812

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.