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

Bowler, Kate, (author.).

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Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW 362.19699 B (Text to phone) 32518141909864 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Ansonia Public Library 921 BOW (Text to phone) 34045120753996 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/24/2018
Bethel Public Library NEW 362.196 BOW (Text to phone) 34030142359279 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Deep River Public Library 362.19699/40092B (Text to phone) 36039001173554 Adult New Biography Available -
Derby Neck Library B BOWLER (Text to phone) 34046140388755 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Derby Public Library B BOWLER BOW (Text to phone) 34047140403180 Adult Biography Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron 362.196 BOWLER (Text to phone) 33400141421209 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Easton Public Library BIO Bowler, Kate BOWLER, KATE (Text to phone) 37777123570749 Adult Biography Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW 362.196994 BOWLER (Text to phone) 34026141124581 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington BIO BOW (Text to phone) 34055139841831 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bowler, Kate > Health.
Colon (Anatomy) > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Cancer > Patients > Family relationships.
Christian life.

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