I Hope It's Not Hereditary: The Mostly True Stories of My Father Bob Hartley

I Hope It's Not Hereditary: The Mostly True Stories of My Father Bob Hartley

by Jedidiah Hartley

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“Just as I was about to make a mad dash for the road, Dad came bounding out of the gas station. He tossed me an ice cream sandwich and took a swig out of a sixty-four-ounce cup of his favorite soda concoction: equal parts Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, and raspberry ice tea, with just a dash of hot coffee and maybe a squirt of Tabasco sauce. ‘This is an adventure, Buddy!’ Dad pronounced with a beaming smile. It was incredible how much he was enjoying all of this.
I have always operated under the assumption that my father has a disease. I’m sure there is a scientific word for it, but I just call it crazy. And, apparently, it’s either contagious or hereditary, because the light in his eyes and the hop in his step sparked an excitement in me, as well. I caught the crazy.”
This collection of stranger-than-fiction stories will have you rolling on the floor laughing at the adventures, antics, and aspirations of evangelist Bob Hartley as retold by his often-skeptical son, Jedidiah Hartley. You’ll discover that there’s never a dull moment in the life of Bulldog Bob—whether in the classroom, on the wrestling mat, or in the carpet-cleaning van.
But more than just streaming anecdotes, this book tackles an exploration of the father-son relationship as Jedidiah records his father’s unforgettable incredible life lessons—and then applies them to himself. It’s a journey he will never forget…and neither will you.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629113302
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 847,697
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jedidiah Hartley is an author and screenwriter based out of Kansas City, MO. A graduate of Youth With a Mission’s University of the Nations, Jedidiah was extensively involved in mission work for several years. He was the associate producer of a production company called Chosen and Dearly Loved, where he assisted in the creation of material that was used to raise funds and build awareness for orphans with special needs. His father, Robert Hartley is a business owner and founder of Deeper Water’s international a ministry based out of Kansas City. He is a frequent speaker to business people and ministries throughout America and the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 I Would Like You to Meet Bob Hartley 11

2 Ignorant Experience 20

3 Bulldog Bob 27

4 Facing Consequences 39

5 John Hartley's Sense of Hope 45

6 Fixing the Seawall 51

7 "For the Team!" 59

8 Family Toasts 66

9 Leaving Home 72

10 The Inner-City Pool 78

11 Little Willie 85

12 The Deposition 94

13 Instructed 103

14 The Ramada Inn 111

15 The Kid with the Coke Bottle Glasses 116

16 Just Teacher and Student 121

17 Thanksgiving 125

18 The Last Straw 132

19 Hell Week 137

20 Spinning Out of Control 146

21 "God is Good!" 156

22 The Chicago Hotel Room 164

23 On the Same Side 171

24 Coming Home 179

25 Cleaning Theaters with Hitler's Descendant 182

26 An Odd Family 195

27 So Now What? 200

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