The book is really valuable both for people who are looking to join a community as well as for communities that are screening potential new members. It covers the whole range of types of communities from co-housing to income-sharing, and everything in between. There are so many different factors in what potential members seek and what different communities offer.
I've been in my community for 5+ years and I've seen how mistaken assumptions or a lack of information can de-rail what might have been a successful process of integrating a potential member. Diana's writing style is engaging and chatty and full of anecdotes. Full disclosure: she lives in my community and is my friend (but I read her first book before I had met her and found it incredibly valuable). HTH!
I am putting together a book/dvd/magazine page for Paul, and to save him some time from making a (short paragraph) written review of everything, I figured I'd ask permie folks to write "what Paul would say" in each thread something is talked about.
So what would Paul say about Finding Community/Diana Leafe Christian?
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