Jesus is Everything – The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast Part 1

Dr. Bruce L Hartman was a guest on the Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast to discuss his book, Jesus is Everything. 

Dr. Bruce L. Hartman, a former CFO for Fortune 500 firms, such as Yankee Candle Company and Foot Locker, he left the corporate world to follow Jesus and received his Doctorate in ministry. In a storytelling fashion, he gives practical insights on how to have a strong faith life and the power of Jesus. His first four books, “Jesus & Company”, “Your Faith Has Made You Well” , and about a year ago, Dr. Hartman was on our program discussing his book, “Spend A Year With Jesus”,  But today, we will be discussing his recent book is titled, “Jesus Is Everything: Discovering It All When There Is Nothing Left But Jesus.”

Questions explored in this podcast:

Many people today are always striving to move up the next rung on the career ladder. Always trying to get more, do more or be more. But, what happens when you achieve it? What’s next? How many would put on their resume that, they would leave it the corporate world behind and enter into their true life’s calling – of serving the Lord?

Let me ask you, when you were contemplating making the move from your corporate career and returning to school to earn Masters in Divinity degree and then continuing on to earn your Doctorate – what was the driving motivation that prompted you to make that kind of move?

I know that, in your heart, you believe you were making the right move. What about your peers in the corporate world? What were their thoughts on what you were about to do and how did that weigh on your mind?

You emphasize you are not a traditional minister. But you sensed the Lord was calling you into a form of media ministry. Can you explain that for us?

What made you believe this book, “Jesus is Everything,” was needful for this time in which we live today?

To live our Faith, to openly serve and proclaim Jesus as Lord, as you say, to “live the Gospel,” – that requires courage in this current politically correct climate today. Does your book share how someone who may be struggling with sharing their Faith, how they can find the courage to take a Faith stand in the face of this kind of opposition?

You share that following Jesus is simple to understand – but hard to be completely faithful 100% of the time. What should we do when we come up short and are now feeling a sense of “letting the Lord down?”

In the first chapter of your book, you discuss “The man in the bed.”  Can you explain this concept?