Alive Trilogy by Christopher Kinman. In this book the author follows two timely and revolutionary ideas — the Rhizome and Gift-Exchange — and he observes how these ideas generate profound influences upon lives, relationships, work and community. In this first book Christopher illustrates these ideas from a variety of perspectives experienced through the pragmatic impact these concepts have on the work of the human services professions. Christopher Kinman has two graduate degrees, a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Master of Divinity. He has been delivering therapeutic services for individuals, families, communities and organizations, as well as clinical supervision and management services for 30 years. Christopher also consults to a variety of human service organizations. He is a speaker, workshop presenter and facilitates training events for professionals and community groups throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.