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/acx0/067956/bk_acx0_067956_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/000766/bk_graw_000766_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, Robert Guillaume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001534/bk_blak_001534_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/acx0/059111/bk_acx0_059111_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/acx0/022665/bk_acx0_022665_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/002134/bk_hove_002134_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/acx0/064909/bk_acx0_064909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Community: The Structure of Belonging, Second Edition As a response to the increasing violence in our culture, the widening ideological divides, and the growing gap in economic well-being, there is greater awareness that a deeper sense of community is desperately needed. But even as we acknowledge the need to build community, the dominant on-the-ground practices about how to engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged. We still believe community is built with better messaging, more persuasion, and social events for people to get to know each other better. All of which is naïve. This is why Peter Block was moved to create an updated edition of his classic book on restoring a sense of common purpose to our neighborhoods, communities, and institutions. Block helps us see how we can change the existing context of community from one of deficiencies, interests, and entitlement to one of possibility, generosity, and gifts. As he explores the nature of community and the dynamics of transformation, he outlines six kinds of conversation that will create communal accountability and commitment and even describes how we can design physical spaces and structures that will themselves foster a sense of belonging. In this new edition, Block draws on a decade of putting these ideas into practice to emphasize what has worked and extract those thoughts that were nice but had no durability. He explores how technology, instead of bringing us together, has driven us into more isolation. New examples show that community building can be a more powerful way to address social problems than more traditional policies and programs. And encouragingly, Block insists this is really simple, once we decide it is essential. He offers a way of thinking 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: Tamberla Perry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117812/bk_acx0_117812_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/acx0/025105/bk_acx0_025105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.