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More Together Than Alone

Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Atria Books
 | 
July, 2019
ISBN:
9781501167843
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$23.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Mark Nepo spent 12 years working on this timely meditation on the importance of community. At once a moving reflection and an empowering guide, More Together Than Alone is a testament to the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual thought leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements, from creating education to providing clean drinking water, and preserving the arts. This book could inspire us to come together.

Nepo’s historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times, and gets to the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways, whether forming resistance groups during the Holocaust or rebuilding after the nuclear devastation in Nagasaki. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another.

It is my hope that, by understanding authentic moments of community, we can affirm that community is real and possible—beyond any illusion or deception… The lessons gathered here are meant to be neither cynical nor idealistic, but resilient and useful.

While some moments of community were long-standing and multi-generational, others may have lasted a week or an hour. I seek to learn how they work. To uncover the pathways that bring us together… To understand that our exchange of love is akin to how photosynthesis enlivens a field of ferns.

A labour of love weaving thought-provoking analysis and practical takeaways, More Together Than Alone will “reveal the power of community and how the life of connection can add more meaning to our lives… And that the conversation of the book will help you develop your own care-based communities. For the work of community is the practice of care stitching the world together.”

“A powerful cry that we are one, interconnected living community, stretching through time and space. Weaving together stories with profound reflections, this book strikes at the deepest need of our time… So many stories across millennia, so much on which to meditate deeply.” —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, editor of Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

Publisher’s Description: 

Mark Nepothe #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular spiritual teacherhas given us not only a much-needed message of hope and inspiration, but a practical guide on how to build a better tomorrow, together (Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost). This poignant and timely meditation on the importance of community, demonstrates how we can live more enriching lives by cultivating connectedness.

At once a moving meditation and an empowering guide, More Together Than Alone is a compelling testament to the power of community and why its so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements, from creating education to providing clean drinking water, and preserving the arts.

Nepos historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times. The book explores the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways, whether forming resistance groups during the Holocaust or rebuilding after the nuclear devastation in Nagasaki. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another.

Featuring thought-provoking analysis and practical takeaways, More Together Than Alone will help us inhabit a stronger sense of togetherness where we live and in the world so we can achieve our highest potential, as individuals, and as communities. In an age of racial divisions, school shootings, and international conflict, this books message about the necessity of coming together is timely, and its examples of human compassion and unity are often comforting (Publishers Weekly).

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