The Gifts of Community by Anne Marie Durham
Changing Your Life by Changing Your World

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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 Anne Marie Durham

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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
Published November 29, 2012 by BalboaPress. 234 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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