Andrew Clark and his family moved to a new community in Knoxville, Tennessee with the hopes of being in a more secured area. He picked what seemed to be the perfect gated community where no one had access to get in or out without using a gate key card. The moment he and his family moved in, a cute little girl from the neighborhood would come knocking on his door every day asking for dog food. Being who he was, he would give it to her, but something wasn´t adding up as his mind wondered. Why was this cute little girl allowed to roam the neighborhood and knock on doors alone? Why did she need dog food every day? Where were her parents? The closer Andrew got to the answers of those questions, the more we wish he never asked. Welcome to Community Terror, where things aren´t what they seem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cee Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067956de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boost engagement - and profits - by feeding your staff’s craving for community It seems the more connected we are through email, smartphones, and social media, the more disconnected we become on a personal, human level - and teamwork suffers tremendously. If this is happening in your company, fear not. The solution is here. The Power of Community provides a step-by-step approach to transforming your organization by tapping in to the human need to connect with and feel valued by others. By creating a company culture based on core community values, you’ll empower your workforce, build customer loyalty, and drive profits and growth. This game-changing guide describes why community is the answer to employee disengagement - which is now at a record 70 percent - and it explains how to develop the kind of culture that makes an industry leader of your business. It takes hard work and determination, but the rewards will astound you. ´´When people feel like they belong to one another, when they feel cared for, and they believe that the vision is worth sacrificing for, they will go the extra mile for the company,” the author writes. This is true community, and it’s at the core of today’s most successful companies. Business leaders often tell their people, ´´We’re all in this together,” but very few follow through on this sentiment. Separate yourself from the pack by implementing the simple but profoundly effective methods in this book. When people feel they’re part of something bigger than themselves, they’re more collaborative, creative, and innovative - and this will always drive organizational success. Everyone wins in The Power of Community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000766de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civility, which comes to us from the Latin word for citizen, includes not only the notions of courtesy and politeness, but also such matters as social relationships and proper conduct in human relationships. For some, civility is the essential glue that holds society together, and it involves such important issues as friendship, altruism, responsibility, dignity, and justice. Aristotle saw civility as a form of friendship, which he understood as a mutual feeling of good will. Aristotle believed that humans are capable of promoting another person´s interest without regard for our own, and he ranked friendships according to their degree of intimacy and commitment. ´´Character friendship´´ may be purely selfless; ´´advantage friendship´´ is a mixture of self-interest with perhaps some altruism, and this is the basis of civil interaction. By contrast, Thomas Hobbes believed that humans are incapable of sympathy with the interests of others; he said that we are ultimately motivated by self-interest in all of our acts. But recent experiments and theoretical developments have supported the view of David Hume, who believed that humans are naturally sympathetic, with our benevolence (or willingness to act selflessly) guided by such things as reason and custom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Robertson and Robert Guillaume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001534de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He´s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He´s the son of the Community´s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he´s nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he´s ever loved is there too. Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn´t the haven he´d believed in and Chase was the only person who´d ever truly tried to protect him. Now they´re surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works. With Chase playing the role of a tyrant´s second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase´s mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it´s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Boudreaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009759de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Concise information for Community Gardens. Start a Community Garden today where you live, work, or play! Have a great Community Garden Day! This audiobook has information how to start a Community Garden. It is just one liners to paragraphs to listen to. Simple listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Midge Markey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022665de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What makes a community extraordinary? When people live in community moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit, great things happen. They commit to one another. They grieve together, sing together, eat, pray, and play together. They love, serve, honor, encourage, and provide for each other gladly. And they live on mission together. Hearts are healed, walls come down, and outsiders come in. No competition. No pretense. No vain conceit. Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely. It is nothing short of amazing. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming scripture´s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Listen to it, live it, and join the movement. Help unleash the power of extraordinary community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002134de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a guide for leaders seeking to build a community, to strengthen the community they already have, or who may not think of themselves as community leaders but who are envisioning a group they hope to create. These communities can be formal, with official memberships and administrations, or informal, tied by shared values and commitments. Some people think communities happen by accident, or have to emerge organically, but Charles Vogl emphasizes that there are solid, time-honored principles for consciously building them. Drawing on 3,000 years of tradition, Vogl lays out seven enduring principles that every community of every kind must master to be effective and supportive. He describes each principle´s purpose and provides extensive hands-on tools for implementing them. He also helps leaders ensure that their communities remain healthy and life-affirming and not degenerate into rigid cults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064909de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Community gardens. Grab your shovel, spade and other tools....let´s band together and make more community gardens. Community gardens can enhance health by providing physical activity. They can also help to alleviate hunger and help various groups in our nation to develop job skills and form tighter neighborhood associations, sharing various vegetables like tomatoes, fresh corn, lots of greens, fruits, items from orchards, etc. Farmers´ markets can be formed in new places in your city or town. Together, let´s think differently. Let´s help America with food insecurity. Together, we can do it. Be creative, enjoy the sunshine (for vitamin D), grab some seeds, gloves, get dirty, let´s start planning, planting, and get ready for the fall harvest! Yes! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025105de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sought-after speaker and master storyteller Dwayne Bryant delivers a timely message in The STOP to create an open and honest dialogue between police and community, with the desired outcome of building sustainable relationships supported by the principles of mutual respect; personal responsibility; accountability; and, ultimately, improved relations. With the recent increase of police officers involved in shootings during routine stops and police officers being shot, Bryant created this book to educate youth, parents, teachers, and police officers to proactively create mutual respect, shared responsibility, and accountability in an effort to improve police and community relations, thereby helping to heal our nation. Take a journey with Dwayne as he shares seven real-life personal encounters with law enforcement from his childhood into adulthood, some lighthearted and humorous and some risky and dangerous. With compelling narratives, research, and humor, The STOP will: Teach youth how to interact with police Encourage thought-provoking conversations and intelligent actions between families, communities, and law enforcement Provide a framework for parents, teachers, and community leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue with youth about their expectations in life Offer practical solutions to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement, creating a positive relationship Allow the good in the community and law enforcement to join forces in order to expose the criminal element within both groups The STOP will inspire and empower you to look beyond your initial thoughts and discover your own strength in resolving strained situations. You have the power to determine the final outcome. The STOP is guaranteed to have a positive impact on improving police and community relations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwayne Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059111de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
299 Days: The Community, the third book in the 299 Days series, reunites Grant Matson with his family after his wife, children, and in-laws accept that the only way to survive the Collapse is to flee the comfort of their suburban lives and join him at his isolated cabin in the woods. With riots becoming more violent, power outages more widespread, and the military crumbling, Grant and others throughout Washington State realize they must organize if they want to endure. From the secure confines of the relocated state capitol building, to a rural self-sustaining farm, to the developing community of Pierce Point, The Community explores the mental, emotional, and physical changes everyone must make to adapt to a collapsed society. The years of preparing and training position Grant to lead Pierce Point as he begins to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics and unpredictable situations to help build a new community that can withstand the threats closing in on them. Will people join forces or stand alone? Can communities successfully organize themselves in times of chaos? Will what is left of government help those who cannot help themselves? And if so, at what cost? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022862de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.