The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods by John McKnight: How do we shift our thinking, habits, and tendencies from those rooted in consumerism back to ones rooted in community; this is the central premise of this book. Having sat on my ‘community development to-read list’ for far too long, I was happy to finally get to this work. While simple in concept, the message it conveys becomes complex when a person begins to evaluate their current situation in society and begin to understand the depth of community they may be attached to. How can we begin to re-form the connections we once had with others in our neighbourhoods and family that have been replaced overtime with services we pay for to absolve us from the very duties and actions that make us human? In the current world-wide public health crisis this book and its message is even more paramount.