The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days
Warm and witty blessings found within the struggles of our shared humanity, from the New York Times bestselling authors of Good Enough.
Formatted like a prayer book, The Lives We Actually Have is an oasis and a landing spot for weary souls, with blessings that focus on the full range of human moments: garbage days, lovely days, grief-stricken days, and even (especially) completely ordinary days.
Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection
A compassionate, intelligent, and wry series of Christian daily reflections on learning to live with imperfection in a culture of self-help that promotes endless progress.
Written gently and with humor, Good Enough is permission for all those who need to hear that there are some things you can fix—and some things you can’t. And it’s okay that life isn’t always better. In these gorgeously written reflections, Bowler and Richie offer fresh imagination for how truth, beauty, and meaning can be discovered amid the chaos of life.
No Cure for Being Human
(And Other Truths I Need to Hear)
The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose?
In facing down cancer, Kate, “a Christian Joan Didion” (Glennon Doyle), searches for hope without cheap optimism, and truth with room for mystery. We are as fragile as the day we were born, and we will need each other if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between, but there’s no cure for being human.
Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved)
“Heartbreaking, surprisingly funny.” —Bill Gates
Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. An instant New York Times bestseller, Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.
The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities
“[This] wonderful work provocatively considers what women gain and lose in becoming ‘market-ready’ for evangelical communities.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
The story of women who most often started off as somebody’s wife and ended up as everyone’s almost-pastor, The Preacher’s Wife is a compelling account of women’s search for spiritual authority in the age of celebrity.
Blessed: A History of The American Prosperity Gospel
“[A] riveting historical account” —Publisher’s Weekly
Millions of Americans believe God wants them to be healthy and wealthy. This book is the first comprehensive American history of one of the most popular Christian movements in the world today. Introducing readers to its most famous faces—celebrities like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, and Paula White—this book gives an intellectual framework for understanding the theology and everyday lives of people who tune in to hear its familiar message: God desires to bless you.