Lying in bed, Andrew felt restless, full of anxiety, self-doubt and anger. He was now president of the architecture company, but he didn’t like who he was or where he was going. The pain from Melinda’s suicide would not go away. He found himself asking hard questions. “What more could I have done? What should I have done differently? Who am I? Where is God? Where am I?” Life was overwhelming. Empty and alone, he felt like his heart had turned to stone. He could feel the hardness and the heaviness within his chest. Sometimes he could hardly breathe ….
“Today in my prayer of Examen, after giving thanks for the gifts of the day and spending some time praying over feelings that came up, I was instructed to pick one feeling (I picked joy), ask God to help me understand what aroused those feelings (the book Where Am I?), and ask if it drew me closer to God (yes) and did it help me grow in faith, hope, love (yes, yes, yes). So, I am a very blessed man. This is one of the top ten most joyful books I have ever read!”
~ROBERT SCHWANDT, R.PH.
“It was a great pleasure and delight reading Where Am I? Andrew’s theology is excellent, remembrance of details is amazing and writing style remarkable …. Most important, Andrew avoided the biggest problem with memoirs—too much of the unholy trinity of me, myself and I. The book is primarily about how God has acted in the lives of people Andrew knew, as well as how God acted in his life.”
~REV. RONALD J. LAVIN, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF 28 BOOKS
“Where Am I? is one man’s incredible journey in faith. Andrew Schlecht explains how a successful, Arizona architect winds up serving as a pastor in a tiny North Dakota town. (Yes, North Dakota!) From his family stories, to the retelling of the miracles he’s seen, it’s obvious that Schlecht has a close, personal relationship with the God of the universe. But best of all … he invites you to do the same.”
“I have been reading Where Am I? for the past four hours nonstop. (That never happens without me falling asleep.) I felt like Andrew was acting like my dad (the one I never had despite having two fathers) teaching his son life’s lessons. I wept with tears of understanding, relief, and love. For the first time, I can honestly say, ‘Thank you Jesus for loving me even though I don’t deserve you.’ I truly felt blessed. I would put Where Am I? on the top of the list of the most humbling moments in my life. Here is someone who finally took the time to help me understand something I should have understood years ago. Thank you and I hope someday I can pass on the love and wisdom you have shared with me.”
About the Author
Andrew J. Schlecht was an architect for over twenty years and, since 2008, has served as pastor of Kindred Lutheran Church in Kindred, North Dakota. He is a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, grandfather, and son on a great adventure! –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.