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Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved  Cover Image Book Book

Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved

Bowler, Kate (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0399592067 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780399592065 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 178 pages ; 20 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

Contents / Notes

Summary, etc.: "A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, chugged antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As she navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, Kate pulls the reader deeply into her life, which is populated with a colorful, often hilarious collection of friends, pastors, parents, and doctors, and shares her laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship, love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like a loser and explores the burden of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she must change her habit of skipping to the end and planning the next move. A historian of the "American prosperity gospel"--the creed of the mega-churches that promises believers a cure for tragedy, if they just want it badly enough--Bowler finds that, in the wake of her diagnosis, she craves these same "outrageous certainties." She wants to know why it's so hard to surrender control over that which you have no control. She contends with the terrifying fact that, even for her husband and child, she is not the lynchpin of existence, and that even without her, life will go on. On the page, Kate Bowler is warm, witty, and ruthless, and, like Paul Kalanithi, one of the talented, courageous few who can articulate the grief she feels as she contemplates her own mortality"--
Subject: Bowler, Kate Health
Colon (Anatomy) Cancer Patients United States Biography
Cancer Patients Family relationships
Christian life

Currently available copies

  • 27 / 37 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 1 / 2 copies available at Athens Regional Library System

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  • 2 current holds
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
NONFIC 362.1969 BOWLER
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
NONFIC 362.1969 BOWLER
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