Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specialises in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval.
At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward “blessing.” She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason?
Savagely funny, warm and profound, this memoir reveals how, in dying, an exceptional young woman learns to live as never before.
Title: Everything Happens for a Reason
Author: Kate Bowler
Publisher: Random House