Foreword Reviews

Praying on Empty

A Female Pastor's Story

2019 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Women's Studies (Adult Nonfiction)

"What are you?" the curious man asked Pastor Marjorie Weiss while she was wearing her clerical collar. Until the 1970s, "pastor" had been a male-only profession. "What am I?" she asks throughout her journey. What is she when the faith necessary to do her job suddenly seems to vanish? Can she be a pastor without God in her life? Weiss's deeply vulnerable, often humorous memoir speaks to universal human issues. Can the pastor recover her faith? Or is it God from whom she needs to recover?