Baylor Alumna to Present New Book as Part of Libraries’ Author Series
Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt will introduce her new book, “A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Moody Memorial Library
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2022) – Baylor University alumna and author Aurelia Dávila Pratt will introduce her new book, “A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power,” and hold a book signing as the first presenter in the Baylor Libraries Author Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Moody Memorial Library.
"I am excited to inaugurate the Baylor Libraries Author Series with Aurelia Dávila Pratt and to celebrate the release of ‘Brown Girl's Epiphany.’ Her reflections on the Imago Dei and her experiences growing up will challenge and inspire everyone who hears her or reads her new book," said Jeffry Archer, dean of University Libraries.
The Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt is a graduate of Baylor's Truett Seminary and Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, where she serves as chair of the SSW’s Board of Advocates. She is the lead pastor as well as a founder of Peace of Christ Church in Round Rock, Texas, and co-creator and co-host of the Nuance Tea Podcast, where she is redefining what it means to be a clergywoman of color.
"I have so much gratitude returning to my alma mater,” Pratt said, “I hope I can be an encouraging voice to current students when I say each of us are made in the image of God and God’s spirit dwells in us. I hope this event reminds participants of these deep-seated truths in a way that translates to their everyday lives.”
“A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power” is a spiritual memoir that draws upon Pratt’s own experiences to encourage others to listen to their inner voice. Her book was published on Sept. 13, 2022.
“Aurelia Davila Pratt is an amazing pastor and gifted writer. The beauty with which she shares her story is a gift to claim our own,” said Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. “Her epiphanies as a woman of color invite us to step into life and mystery and goodness in new and different ways.”
The event is open to all to join in the discussion and start their journey of self-healing.
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ABOUT GEORGE W. TRUETT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary is an orthodox, evangelical school in the historic Baptist tradition that equips God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ’s Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, Truett Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in Contextual Witness and Innovation, Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology and Food Justice, Master of Arts in Theology and Sports Studies (online), Master of Theological Studies, Doctor of Ministry and Ph.D. in Preaching. Truett Seminary also offers joint degrees through Baylor University school/college partnerships in social work, business, law, music and education. In addition to the flagship Baugh-Reynolds Campus in Waco, the Seminary has locations in Houston and San Antonio. Visit baylor.edu/truett to learn more.
ABOUT THE DIANA R. GARLAND SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work is home to one of the leading graduate social work programs in the nation with a research agenda that explores humanity, engages spirituality and promotes equality. Upholding its mission of preparing social workers in a Christian context for worldwide service and leadership, the School offers a baccalaureate degree (BSW); a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree available in Waco or online; three joint-degree options, MSW/MBA, MSW/MDiv and MSW/MTS, through a partnership with Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and George W. Truett Theological Seminary; and an online Ph.D. program. Visit socialwork.web.baylor.edu to learn more.