Holy Change: A Systemic Approach to Transforming a Community is the title of a new book by Truett Seminary alumnus, Dr. Joseph C. Parker Jr. Parker's new book is a systemic approach to community transformation and revitalization that examines and evaluates the multiple factors related to the development and implementation of a neighborhood revitalization initiative. A primary premise of the book is that community transformation should be a priority and churches should be engaged in it and revitalization efforts. Another primary premise of this work is that churches that are engaged in neighborhood revitalization sometime proceed with their own vision for the community and without a true partnership with the affected neighborhood.
It is grounded in theologies of place, peace and prayer. In his book, Parker also suggests that this engagement is necessary because the subject communities are prodigals from God's purposes for them. Parker's book is available through Trafford Publishing.