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Finding Waldo



SKU# 0816323763

By David B. Smith

ISBN: 0816323763 | 224 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2009

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From “Little Rascal” to Adventist Pastor.

Born Darwood Kenneth Smith at the start of the Great Depression, Darwood’s parents recognized his talent and moved the family to Hollywood. By 13, he had already acted alongside movie greats Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Jackie Cooper and Robert Blake. But Darwood is best known for his role as Waldo, the snooty rich kid, in Our Gang. He spent four years in the spotlight, enjoying the antics of Alfalfa, Spanky, Darla, and the rest of the Gang. These movies later became the after-school television series The Little Rascals.

With a promising career ahead of him, Darwood watched as two roads emerged: one led to the spotlight on center stage for a season, the other to the longest running feature of all time – a child of God for eternity. Which would he choose?

Finding Waldo is the inspiring story of Seventh-day Adventist pastor and missionary Ken Smith and the gracious pursuit of the Holy Spirit.

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From “Little Rascal” to Adventist Pastor.

Born Darwood Kenneth Smith at the start of the Great Depression, Darwood’s parents recognized his talent and moved the family to Hollywood. By 13, he had already acted alongside movie greats Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Jackie Cooper and Robert Blake. But Darwood is best known for his role as Waldo, the snooty rich kid, in Our Gang. He spent four years in the spotlight, enjoying the antics of Alfalfa, Spanky, Darla, and the rest of the Gang. These movies later became the after-school television series The Little Rascals.

With a promising career ahead of him, Darwood watched as two roads emerged: one led to the spotlight on center stage for a season, the other to the longest running feature of all time – a child of God for eternity. Which would he choose?

Finding Waldo is the inspiring story of Seventh-day Adventist pastor and missionary Ken Smith and the gracious pursuit of the Holy Spirit.

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book as an eBook
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

David B. Smith


David B. Smith is a mathematics professor at San Bernardino Valley College. For many years he served as the head sermon writer for the Voice of Prophecy radio ministry and also wrote TV scripts for It Is Written. He is a former president of the Religious Public Relations Council and, along with his three brothers, has served as a church pastor. He spent his childhood in Thailand as a son of missionaries Kenneth and Jean Smith, and regularly returns there for mission trips. He and his wife, Lisa, have two grown daughters, Kami and Karli, and one granddaughter.
David is the author of a number of books, including the ten-volume Bucky Stone Christian teen adventure series (newly available as e-books) and is completing work on a “great-controversy”-themed earliteen thriller, Rescue of the Blue Planet.

 
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Pastor Mike Gill

Great conversion story!

The book title intrigued me for months before I made the purchase. I was familiar with the literary works of David Smith and, as a pastor, had found his publications to be a gold mine of creative expression. When I realized that he was the son of Darwood Kaye from the "Our Gang" series and the book was on his life, I knew I had to read it.

The book is the telling of a conversion story, from Hollywood actor to missionary and preacher, and it was told wonderfully; the best read I have experienced in many years. I read it while on vacation and found myself weaving the story line into all my conversations upon my return. I finally chose to develop the story into a sermon. Only after telling the story to everyone in my congregation could I let the subject rest.

Many thanks to David Smith for sharing his father's journey with us.