Etafeni: Providing community-built, community-run community centres
Etafeni: Providing community-built, community-run community centres: Stephanie Kilroe
Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities - businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government - do not work together. They exist in their own worlds. As do so many individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost.This disconnection and detachment makes it hard if not impossible to envision a common future and work towards it together. We know what healthy communities look like - there are many success stories out there, and they´ve been described in detail. What Block provides in this inspiring new book is an exploration of the exact way community can emerge from fragmentation: How is community built? How does the transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? He explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001031/bk_adbl_001031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second novel in the exciting Zombie Dawn series that follows the outbreak of a deadly zombie plague and the people who are left, fighting to survive. This book continues the story one year on from Zombie Dawn Outbreak. The world is now a very different place, far from the disorganized and desperate struggle to simply survive an hour. The remnants of humanity have formed new communities with their own unique approaches to survival in a zombie-dominated world. A ragtag flotilla of ships sails the Pacific, looking for any survivors and supplies. A chance find of a missing ocean liner that appears to be in distress leads to an elite team being sent to investigate. With time running out, what will they find, and how many will make it back alive? In Australia, former medieval reenactor Bruce has become the unlikely leader of a road column, living like a rock star while trying to find enough food to survive. The lax discipline and careless attitude leads them into a dangerous trap. Dave, the bored British office worker, has settled down in a small community built around a wealthy landowner´s house. The community has a strict rule set to stay alive, but when one man gets overambitious, everyone has to deal with the bloody consequences. Madison, the daughter of a pastor, is bored of living within the safe confines of their seemingly perfect community in the American Midwest. But when a horde of enemies the size of which no one could have imagined threatens the town, they must make the tough decision to defend their homes or run for their lives. In the United Kingdom, tiny groups of survivors travel the highways in the west of England in heavily modified and armored convoys, looking for supplies. In the Pacific the safest place to be is the Sanctuary, formerly known as Hawaii. Well defended and supplied, it is the last, best place to live for the remaining living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Diamond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040703/bk_acx0_040703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Kathy Bretherton moved to Hyacinth at the age of 18, she looked forward to living amongst people who believed in traditional values like her family did. She did not expect to become part of the Hyacinth Courting pool and the object of interest of every man looking for a wife. Alexander Covington was the most eligible bachelor in town and he wanted her. For Kathy, who grew up in a traditional household where the man was the head of the home and her mother a committed homemaker, falling in love with him was relatively easy. Following his lead and accepting his discipline was the life-changing part. About the series In Hyacinth by Bree Cariad: Hyacinth, Washington, is all about old-fashioned values. In Hyacinth words like trust, honor, and kindness aren´t just buzzwords. Hyacinth is a community built on tradition and trust, where men are the head of the home and women are encouraged to follow their lead. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth´s old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Starr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031666/bk_acx0_031666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.