Everything happens for a reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; &;A meditation on sense-making when there&;s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can&;t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we&;re terrified.&;&;Lucy Kalanithi&;Belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi&;s When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande&;s Being Mortal.&;&;Bill GatesNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes 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.The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with &;a surge of determination.&; Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you &;can&;t do&; and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.Praise for Everything Happens for a Reason   &;I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping&;she&;s like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate&;s story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?&;&;Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising
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display_description"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"--
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Bowler, Kate -- Health
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships
Christian life
Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Death, Grief, Bereavement -- Christian Life
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Medical -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Personal Memoirs -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
title_displayEverything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved
title_fullEverything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I've Loved
Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I've Loved [electronic resource] Bowler, Kate.
Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved / Kate Bowler
title_shortEverything happens for a reason
title_subAnd Other Lies I've Loved
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Bowler, Kate
Cancer
Christian life
Colon (Anatomy)
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Family relationships
Health
Medical
Nonfiction
Patients
Personal Memoirs
Religion & Spirituality