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By Peter Block,Walter Brueggemann,John McKnight

Our seduction into ideals in festival, shortage, and acquisition are generating too many casualties. we have to go away a country that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that includes the need to empire. The abbreviation of this empire is termed a shopper tradition.

We imagine the loose marketplace ideology that surrounds us is correct and inevitable and represents development. we're referred to as to raised adapt, be extra agile, extra lean, extra schooled, extra, extra, extra. supply it up. there's no such factor as client delight.

We desire a new narrative, a shift in our pondering and conversing. An different Kingdom takes us out of a tradition of addictive intake right into a position the place existence is ours to create jointly.  This pleasing approach relies on a neighborly covenant—an contract that we jointly, will larger increase our kids, be fit, be hooked up, be secure, and supply a livelihood. The neighborly covenant has a unique language than market-hype. It speaks as an alternative in a sacred tongue.

Authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight invite you on a trip of departure from our customer industry tradition, with its constellations of empire and regulate. detect another set of ideals that experience the potential to rouse a tradition the place poverty, violence, and shrinking future health aren't inevitable—a tradition during which the social order produces adequate for all. They ask you to contemplate this different nation. to take part during this smooth exodus in the direction of a latest group. to evoke its beginnings are throughout us. An different Kingdom outlines this trip to build a destiny outdoors the platforms global of solutions.

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