“Hands on, sensory rich, brimming with evocative and practical ideas for making and sustaining community, this book is a seedbed for growing the necessary new culture if we are going to survive and enhance life in this most challenging of times.”
Jean Houston, Ph.D., visionary activist, teacher and author of Jump Time: Shaping Your Future in a World of Radical Change and 25 other books.
“I took some time to look at your book. It is a unique contribution to community building and draws beautifully upon your rich experience of creating deep, bonded communities. You speak to this with wisdom, passion and heart.”
David Gershon, founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, author Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World and 10 other books.
“This may be the best book I’ve read in the last 10 years and I’ve read thousands during that time. It is the book for our times. Not only does it clearly delineate the stresses that we face as individuals, couples, and communities, it offers practical solutions to insure our survival and well-being. If you’re tired of doom-and-gloom predictions or put-your-head-in-the-sand denial, this book is for you. It is elegant in its simplicity, uncompromising in its honesty, and longingly hopeful in its recommendations. It’s short and sweet, full of substance with not an ounce of fluff. I read it in two sittings, then ordered a case to give to the people I love the most. It’s a gift of life that will keep on giving forever.”
Jed Diamond, Ph.D., author of Surviving Male Menopause and Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome and 7 other books.
“Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan take on a defining crisis of our time — the loss of community — with great humility, insight, and passion. His book is a hands-on guide to creating community as the unraveling of the old world accelerates. Gentle yet uncompromising, its every chapter is alive and rings with truth.”
Charles Eisenstein, faculty; Penn State, Goddard College, Author, The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics
“In We Need Each Other, Kauth and Alowan have constructed an extraordinary manual for creating vibrant (although not necessarily residential) community based on the gifts we can offer each other. Tried and true group processing tools are utilized for supporting and protecting the fundamental longing of the human heart for intimate, clear-eyed connectedness. I highly recommend this practical toolkit for finding, joining, and nurturing one’s tribe.”
Carolyn Baker, Ph.D., manages the daily news digest Speaking Truth to Power, author, Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition, Sacred Demise and 3 other books.
Bill has been my guru for community-building for nearly a decade. He gets both the importance of community on a personal level AND on a planetary level. This book is the best.
John W. Travis, MD, author, Wellness Workbook and 5 other books.