Daniel Schlueter received both his BS in Nuclear Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Captain. He then received his MA in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. After working as an engineer for GE Aircraft Engines for more than 28 years, he received his DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Spiritual Formation. He and his wife, Lita, have been married for more than 40 years. They live in Danvers, Massachusetts.
A new book I have written has just been published: In the Crucible: How God Sustains and Transforms in Hard Times
God is in the white-hot crucible experiences of our lives.
There are life experiences that can crush our spirits, overwhelm our emotions, cause our minds to spin, leave our bodies weak to point of collapse, and lead us to cry out, “Lord, I don’t know if I can handle this.” Such experiences can be compared to being in a crucible—a vessel that can withstand the high temperatures needed to melt metal without affecting the essence of the metal. The crucible is the image used in Scripture to describe the spiritual formation work God is doing in our lives. We are not alone in the crucible. God is with us in the midst of it, sustaining us! In the Crucible is a journey through such an experience. Walk with the author and see how you too can “see” God in the midst of your hard times and experience the steadfast heart He gives to sustain you. In the Crucible is “a cane…that will help you keep your balance when you wonder how you can continue” (from the Forward by Haddon Robinson).
My blog entries have as their intent the desire to help people understand how God sustains and transforms us when we go through those hard times in the crucible!
My twitter address is: @1inthecrucible and often use the hashtag: #inthecrucible