Books - Kate Bowler

Susan David: Toxic Positivity

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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?

It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely?


EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON: And Other Lies I’ve Loved

The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason “Heartbreaking, surprisingly funny.”

Bill Gates

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point…


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.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved, a fascinating look at the world of Christian women celebrities Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism―the celebrity preacher’s wife. Although most evangelical traditions bar women from ordained…


BLESSED: A History of The American Prosperity Gospel

“[This] wonderful work provocatively considers what women gain and lose in becoming ‘market-ready’ for evang[A] riveting historical account.elical communities.”

Publishers Weekly

Millions of Americans believe God wants them to be healthy and wealthy. I spent a decade traveling the United States and Canada visiting megachurches, archives, television studios, and revivals interviewing leaders and followers to understand the history of the “prosperity gospel.” This book is the first comprehensive American history of one of the most popular…