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The Light in Dorky Walker

Robb, R. E.

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ISBN 10: 1467042870 / ISBN 13: 9781467042871
Published by AuthorHouse 2011-09-30, 2011
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Title: The Light in Dorky Walker

Publisher: AuthorHouse 2011-09-30

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

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A flooding Mississippi River takes a teenage orphan boy to the edge of death. Saved by a smalltown preacher, he learns about friendship, work, responsibility, and the Bible. Given an unusual name at birth, DORKY WALKER yearns to have a father, someone to call "Dad," and is doing his best to help and please the preacher, but is defensive and suspicious of those he believes will make fun of his name. He has become reliant upon his "Light" that helps lead and direct him. The Light shines in the darkness of his closed eyes, blinking off and on to answer Dorky's questions. It is God within him, the Holy Spirit. He rejects it when he thinks it has let him down by giving injurious counsel, causing the preacher's old church to crumble and slide into the swamp. In anger and frustration, he runs away from the preacher's home. Drugged and sold to an angry and abusive riverboat captain, Dorky works hard to do his best. For three years, his life on the river and his relationship with the captain improve--so much that Dorky begins to think of him as a father. But then the captain dies, the boat is wrecked, and his life changes forever.

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Since 1973, R.E. (Bob) Robb has been an author, publisher and editor of a regional magazine in Southern California. Raised in a number of foster homes and a boy's academy, his life experiences give him special insight into the development of character in lost children It is hoped that this inspirational account of a lost boy growing up with determination, and the help and guidance of others, will encourage young readers to have faith in God and have hope for the future. R.E. Robb lives in Southern California with his wife, Elsa.

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