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The Abundant Community by John McKnight, Peter Block

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6Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

THIS BOOK IS AN INVITATION to participate in a transformation and movement that is occurring in many modern and developing societies. That movement is the search for an alternative, more community-based way to live and find satisfaction even when surrounded or assaulted by a consumer culture.

Competence within Reach

The starting point in every transformation is to think differently. We have used the shorthand of contrasting the system way with the community way in order to characterize the shift. It is a movement from purchasing what turns out to be dissatisfaction, to producing satisfaction. To shifting from the lens of consumption to the lens of citizen community as the core resource for a ...

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