“This is a stunningly empathetic book. By pushing far beyond caricature, Bowler has produced a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the prosperity gospel and how it is, even now, remaking the American religious landscape.”

-The Christian Century

How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape?

“Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me” A personal reflection on getting cancer in a #blessed world. New York Times

Kate Bowler, “The Daily Grind: The Religious Labor of the American Prosperity Gospel,” The Journal of Cultural Economy, November 2015.

Kate Bowler and Wen Reagan, “Bigger, Better, Louder: The Prosperity Gospel’s Impact on Contemporary Christian Worship,” Religion & American Culture, Summer 2014.

Kate Bowler, “Blessed Bodies: Prosperity as Healing within the African-American Faith Movement.” In Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, edited by Candy Gunther Brown. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.


“Roundtable: Kate Bowler’s Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel,” with John Wigger, John G. Turner, Randall Stephens, Jay Green, and a response by Kate Bowler. Fides et Historia. Summer/Fall 2015.

Kate Bowler, “From Far and Wide: The Canadian Faith Movement.Church & Faith Trends, February 2010.