New Book Provides Key Principles for Town Revitalization

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Cooper offers his knowledge on strengthening neighborhoods with God’s love

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“We need to learn how to love our neighborhoods no matter how bad they are at the present time,”

Within the pages of Charles Cooper’s new book, Old Man and the Neighborhood ($27.99, paperback, 978-1-61996-472-3; $40.99, hardcover, 978-1-61996-473-0; $9.99, eBook, 978-1-61996-474-7), readers will discover the story of one man and how he was able to help revitalize a neighborhood and provide the strength, through the love of God, it needed to grow and flourish. This book will show individuals the vision of the Lord and how they can work on this earth to give glory to the kingdom of God.

“We need to learn how to love our neighborhoods no matter how bad they are at the present time,” states the author. “The theme of Old Man and the Neighborhood is a hopeful message for discouraged neighborhoods.” Readers will recognize they have the power to provide the strength needed to help their own neighborhoods make strides toward improvement.

Charles Cooper has worked in churches for over forty years, moving from one town to another to serve in the United Methodist Church. He retired in 2008 and began penning his first book. When it was complete, he went back to full time ministry as the pastor of small town church in Wyoming. Cooper dreams of a day in which the message of the love of Jesus can be spread out beyond the walls of the church.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Old Man and the Neighborhood through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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