From the Back Cover
"With grace and humor--and a deep love for ministry--Ashley-Anne Masters and Stacy Smith examine the unique challenges faced by young clergywomen. Through stories of women pastors and reflection on biblical texts, Masters and Smith offer affirmation, guidance, and hope for young women in ministry."
Dr. Charles L. Campbell, Duke Divinity School
"Ashley-Anne Masters and Stacy Smith have provided an invaluable resource to their sister ministers with this wonderful compilation of stories, theological reflection and good advice. It's all in there: shoes, sex, dating, the sexist remarks with which every clergywoman is all too familiar, and the struggle with 'The Collar.'"
Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, author of Beauty Tips for Ministers
"Its honesty alone will enthrall men and women who want to know the true story of real people in holy vestments."
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, author of "Keeping Sabbath" and Senior Minister of Judson Memorial Church, New York City
"Bless Her Heart is like an old friend. I will turn to these pages again and again to remember that there are a myriad of young clergy women friends that share my story. Indeed, we are not alone."
Rev. Elsa Peters , The Young Clergywomen Project
About the Author
Ashley-Anne Masters received her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and currently resides in Chicago. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Stacy Smith is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York and lives in Memphis. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).