Everything Happens for a Reason with Kate Bowler: Compass episode 4

Kate Bowler, author of "Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved"
Kate Bowler, author of "Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved"

Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and given just a few months to live. She’s battled for more time, and has written about her experiences and discoveries in Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved. She joins Pierce and Ryan to talk about hope, laughter, and prosperity in the midst of an uncertain future. 

 

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Kate Bowler was our guest. Check out info about Kate and her writings at KateBowler.com.

Kate Bowler is an assistant professor at Duke Divinity School. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and Duke University, Bowler is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son. At age 35, she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. She started writing a love letter to her family, which turned in to the bestseller Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved.

Quotes from Kate:

  • “Maybe I could be a little less panicked about the future if I could just linger a little more in the present.”
  • “Did I really think that you promised me this all along?”
  • “Did I think I was the exception to the rule that bad things happen to people?”
  • “I was genuninely surprised that in the worst of the hospital moments, I could feel God’s presence.”
  • “We’re incomplete and everything comes apart all the time…“
  • “You are not a problem to be solved just because you are in pain.”
  • “There will be enough.”