My name is Kate Bowler.
I’m a Duke professor, author and incurable optimist.
a blessing when Covid forces us to be apart on thanksgiving
“Bowler (Everything Happens for a Reason), professor at the Duke Divinity School, explains in this excellent analysis how some evangelical women have managed to become mega-ministry celebrities by transforming the limited roles allotted to women in evangelical culture into positions of power. Framing these women’s work as that of wives, mothers, homemakers, and teachers―rather than pastors or business leaders―Bowler reveals how figures including Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, and Victoria Osteen wield enormous power in their husbands’ ministries, both on stage and behind the scenes. . . . [This] wonderful work provocatively considers what women gain and lose in becoming ‘market-ready’ for evangelical communities.”
―Publishers Weekly, starred review