Baylor University Bookstore Celebrates Family Weekend with Book Signing Event

Oct. 10, 2012
Dorrell Book CoverDr. Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of Mission Waco and pastor of Church Under the Bridge, will sign one of his three books, including "Plunge2Poverty: An Intensive Poverty Simulation Experience."

Contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275 or Matt Ricks, Baylor Bookstore, (254) 709-8764

Baylor's Jimmy Dorrell, Kim Mulkey, Salvator La Mastra among featured authors

WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2012) - The Baylor University Bookstore will join the variety of activities planned for Parent and Family Weekend with an in-store Book Signing event on Saturday, Oct. 13, for visitors to meet and have books signed by a range of local authors and Baylor alumni.

The event is open to the Baylor and Waco communities and also will feature music performed by Baylor students.

Featured authors include Dr. Jimmy Dorrell, who - in addition to publishing three books that explore poverty and the evolution of the church - serves as a part-time lecturer at Baylor and Truett Seminary, executive director of Mission Waco and pastor for Church Under the Bridge. Kim Mulkey, head coach of Baylor Lady Bears basketball team, also will sign her two titles: Invincible, which looks back at Baylor's 2011-2012 national championship season, and Won't Back Down, which focuses on Mulkey's upbringing and coaching philosophy. Looking to educate and engage college students in the 2012 election, 2010 Baylor graduate Salvator La Mastra will sign his first book, 2012 for Twentysomethings: A Young Voter's Guide to the 2012 Elections.

"As the official on-campus bookstore, we are excited to support Baylor's Parent and Family Weekend traditions with an event for the whole family," said William Nors, store director of Baylor Bookstore. "Offering something for everyone, the Baylor Bookstore's signing features titles based in religion, history, fantasy and more."

Copies of featured titles are available for purchase at the Baylor Bookstore all this week, including the day of the signing. For more information, please visit or contact the bookstore at or 254-710-2161.

Schedule for Bookstore Signing Event on Saturday, Oct. 13:

9 a.m. to noon

Jimmy Dorrell - Plunge2 Poverty: An Intensive Poverty Simulation Experience; Trolls and Truth: 14 Realities About Today's Church That We Don't Want to See; Dead Church Walking: Giving Life to the Church That is Dying to Survive

Jack Duffy - The Man From 2063

Kellsie & Max Flowers - Gaelen's Gold

Camila Hunt Cole - Mesquite

Golden Keyes Parsons - Where Hearts Are Free; A Prisoner of Versailles; In The Shadow Of The Sun King; His Steadfast Love

Salvator La Mastra - 2012 for Twentysomethings: A Young Voter's Guide to the 2012 Elections

Judy McWhorter - Devotions for Dog Lovers: Life Lessons from Canine Companions

Dr. Bill Oswalt - Help I'm Hurting: Finding Meaning, Hope and Happiness in the Words of Jesus

Martha & Greg Singleton - Setting Up Stones: A Parent's Guide to Making Your Home a Place of Worship; Let it Shine!: Partnering with God to Raise World Changers

12:30pm - TBD

Kim Mulkey - Won't Back Down: Teams, Dreams and Family; Invincible: 2012 Baylor Lady Bears NCAA Champions

David Capes & Greg Garrett - The Voice Bible


The Baylor Bookstore is the official on-campus bookstore of Baylor University - offering products and services to students, faculty and the surrounding community both in-store and online via The Baylor Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Fifth St., and is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest, continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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