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/001031de/bk_rhde_002536_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/acx0/040703de/bk_rhde_002536_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/acx0/031666de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Knight´s life wasn´t easy. Even though she was raised in Hyacinth, discipline had not been a part of her family growing up. After her mother´s death she made many mistakes, and after the worst of them she ended up almost homeless. While she tried to get her life together she had a safe place to live, thanks to her best friend´s father. Fear of people´s reactions kept her away from Hyacinth, but when her best friends found her again, she could no longer deny her desire to truly live. Christopher Triton moved to town and turned her life upside down. With the support of her friends, Steph slowly got her self-esteem back. When Christopher declared his intention to court her, she couldn´t imagine anything more wonderful. But things were never smooth sailing for Stephanie. Thankfully, with a strong man at her side, she was able to weather the tough spots. His discipline allowed her to let go of all past guilt and grasp onto her positive future. His love helped her feel as though she could do anything. Which meant the world when her strange past came to call. About the In Hyacinth series 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 (age 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/acx0/032188de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a chilly evening in fall of 1966, Annie Jean Barnes left her home in East Brewton, Alabama, to spend time at a secluded fishing camp owned by a local doctor. Less than 48 hours later she was hospitalized - beaten and abused. Within a week, she was dead. And, it would seem, willfully forgotten by the citizens of Brewton - the more prosperous area on the west side of Murder Creek - who soon came to refer to the fate of Jean Barnes as an ´´unfortunate incident.´´ The 2003 publication of Suzanne Hudson´s novel In a Temple of Trees raised the ghost of Annie Jean. Present at Hudson´s premiere book signing in Brewton, Joe Formichella met Barnes´ surviving children and became moved to tell the story in full. Who was culpable for their mother´s death? The town physician who owned the camp? The authorities who mishandled the subsequent investigation? Had there been a cover-up? With so much evidence either contradictory or mysteriously missing, was there now any way to bring anyone to justice? Formichella, in seeking those answers, found instead a larger question: what would justice mean for a community built as though it were a functioning social model for certain principles set down in the deeply flawed Alabama state constitution - a document penned in 1901 by wealthy land-owners and politicians, seeking to keep the riff-raff at bay? Systems of justice, in Alabama, and throughout America, should be designed to protect precisely those citizens too poor to wield any kind of influence. This is the story of a breakdown in that system, a clarion call for its correction, and a ray of hope for those who have waited too long for the answer to the simple question: who beat Annie Barnes? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Formichella, Suzanne Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077130de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.