101 Brief Accounts of the Crazy, Unusual, Happy, Strange, Delightful, Sometimes Dangerous Things that Happened on the Way to My Grave




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781426907753

About the Book

*When I was a child, a hatchery worker stuffed my pockets full of live baby chicks and sent me home.
*When I was a teenager taking care of my grand-father by myself, he set on fire the couch on which he was sitting.   
*I was in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, all in the same calendar year.  Nine years later, I became a high school drop out.  After high school, I attended school for seventeen years.  In the process, I earned six academic degrees including two doctorates.
*On one occasion, a seminary classmate and I were famished, and the only food on hand was under dirt.  To get through the day, we dug raw peanuts with our bare hands out of an already harvested field.
*To get married, I climbed a pole onto a roof, and my wife was shoved into the church through a window.
*The airline, which my wife and I flew on a South American trip, went bankrupt and left us stranded in a 1,200-foot-high-mountain city. 

But all that is getting ahead of what you are about to read.  All the incidents recorded in this book are true and are recorded to the best of my memory.  

Sit back, grab a cup of tea, and have a few laughs along the way because,  “A merry heart does good like medicine.” Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV )

About the Author

In addition to Pastor and Deacons, John Hartog II has authored Enduring to the End as well as these Sunday school booklets: The Fall of a Kingdom (Jeremiah), When the Church was Young and Bold (Acts), Abounding Grace (Ephesians), Ruin and Restoration (Minor Prophets); and he has co-authored with his sons: Knowing GodÕs Will, Old Testament Survey, and New Testament Survey. Hartog ministered as professor at Montana Institute of the Bible, and Calvary Bible College (MO), and is currently Senior Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (IA). He has served as librarian at Dallas Theological Seminary, Grace Theological Seminary, Montana Institute of the Bible, Calvary Bible College, and FBBC&TS (IA). The Author was born and reared in Iowa. His education includes: an A.A. in history, Northwestern College (IA); Studies in Bible, Moody Bible Institute (IL); B.A. in history, Wheaton College (IL); M.S.L.S. in Library Science, East Texas State University; Th. M in Hebrew and Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary (TX); D. Min. in Pastoral Studies, Central Baptist Theological Seminary (MN); and a Th. D. in Systematic Theology, Grace Theological Seminary (IN). John Hartog II is married to Martha, and has two sons, John III and Paul Anthony. Both sons are also in full time ministry in the teaching and pastoral fields.