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The Resource Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved, Kate Bowler

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

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Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved
Title
Everything happens for a reason
Title remainder
and other lies I've loved
Statement of responsibility
Kate Bowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Bowler, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowler, Kate
  • Colon (Anatomy)
  • Cancer
  • Christian life
Label
Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved, Kate Bowler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diagnosis -- Object lesson -- Magic tricks -- Seasons -- Surrender -- Christmas cheer -- Certainty -- Restoration -- Ordinary time -- Appendix 1: Absolutely never say this to people experiencing terrible times: a short list. -- Appendix 2: Give this a go, see how it works: a short list
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780399592065
Lccn
2017011466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002043568
  • (OCoLC)on1002043568
  • 933195
Label
Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved, Kate Bowler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diagnosis -- Object lesson -- Magic tricks -- Seasons -- Surrender -- Christmas cheer -- Certainty -- Restoration -- Ordinary time -- Appendix 1: Absolutely never say this to people experiencing terrible times: a short list. -- Appendix 2: Give this a go, see how it works: a short list
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780399592065
Lccn
2017011466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002043568
  • (OCoLC)on1002043568
  • 933195

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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