Everything Happens for a Reason: and Other Lives I Have Loved

The stunning memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason: and Other Lies I Have Loved, recounts Kate Bowler's diagnosis with Stage 4 colon cancer at 35. A professor at Duke Divininty school, Bowler is the foremost scholar of the history of Prosperity Gospel, a fundamentalist Christian doctrine that says everything a person claims in the name of God, they can have. The irony of her "terminal" diagnosis in light of the ideas has rippled into every area of her life. For anyone who wants to process their own diagnosis or be with someone else in the wake of their own, this moving and surprisingly funny book is good medicine. Recommended by Kelly

Staff Pick Badge
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399592089
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Please note that sometimes a book is available on our website but not currently on the store shelves.
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 4th, 2019

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