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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler
“Kate Bowler grew up with a modest Christian upbringing. At thirty-five years old, it seems that everything in her life points toward the “blessing.” She is thriving in her teaching job. She feels loved by her husband, who was also her high school sweetheart. She enjoys life with her newborn son. Then suddenly, she got diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. It was in this moment that the prospect of her own mortality forced her to realize that she has also been implicitly subscribing to the Christian prosperity gospel. She was living with the conviction that she has the control over how her life will turn out with "a surge of determination."
Bowler was then stripped of this certainty then she discovered that without this, life would be hard but also beautiful. It is beautiful in a way that it has never been before. Her book Everything Happens for a Reason not only tells her story but also offers up her irreverent and very hard-won observations on death and dying. She shares the ways that it has taught her how to live.”
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