The Gifts of Community

Changing Your Life by Changing Your World

by Anne Marie Durham

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/29/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781452562728
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781452562711
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781452562735

About the Book

We all feel the pull, that innate knowing that we were put here on this earth for some important purpose greater than ourselves. But how can we realize that calling in a world that seems so utterly broken and in perpetual turmoil? How can one person make a difference? How do we help others, when overcoming our own personal problems seems so overwhelming?

It is simply by rediscovering our connectedness through community participation that both our inner and outer worlds begin to transform. The Gifts of Community reveals the mutual path to personal and community development, a path that has been well hidden behind cultural messages of competition and self-preservation. By sharing your gifts with others, you are gifted with all that you have felt has been missing in your life. You grow as a person, realize your dreams, develop your talents, and meet your soul partners. And as you realize this potential and begin to think in the mindset of community, the world around you will change for the better as well.

Community is a grand-scale gift exchange. As you give good to others, good comes back to you.

About the Author

Anne Marie Durham has spent more than twenty years working with city and county governments, public-private partnerships, and nonprofit organizations to develop messages and strategies that encourage public engagement in finding solutions for social problems. In addition to writing and consulting, she also facilitates group meetings and teaches workshops about communication and collaboration.

She lives in Huntington, West Virginia where she enjoys being involved in local community projects. Connect with Anne through her blog and website at