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The Abundant Community
Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods
by John McKnight and Peter Block 
 
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.




In The Abundant Community, authors John McKnight and Peter Block reveal the invisible but immeasurable impact consumerism has had on our families and communities.

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.

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
Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods
by John McKnight and Peter Block

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010
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