If Stephen Baldwin played himself in a movie, it would be his most entertaining role ever. Imagine if Mötley Crüe and Kirk Cameron were one guy and that guy always referred to himself in the third person. In a 2004 interview with New York Magazine, Baldwin explained his goal to promote Christ within the BMX crowd: "Stephen Baldwin doesn't feel that he has this mission to make Christianity cool. It's already cool; there's just nobody promoting it." Stephen has now written three books in his attempt to promote Jesus coolness. His latest, The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith, tells the story of Baldwin's transformation from Hollywood party boy to born-again Christian. Sounds like a real page-turner. According to Amazon.com, the tell-all is Baldwin's opportunity to explain "why he compares his new life of faith to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute" and calls on its readers to "take the plunge." And why not? When Stephen Baldwin invites you to metaphorically nosedive thousands of feet to your death, who are you to decline? Stephen Baldwin discusses and signs his book The Unusual Suspect 6 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway. Admission is free. Call 214-739-1124.
Thu., Sept. 21, 6 p.m.