Inherently, ministry life is lonely; add repressed grief to the situation and it produces a tale of gut-wrenching isolation and all the neuroticism that ensues.  If you thought that it’s tough to be a leader in a church setting, The Box Must Be Empty dispels such silly notions: it is downright brutal. Kriete invites the reader to share in her messy experience of catharsis while she skillfully cradles the shock in humor and wit. This author will not disappoint. It’s not just her authenticity you’ll connect with, her epigrammatic elegance is left on every page.