Books - Kate Bowler

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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 Timesbestselling authors of Good Enough

We live in a world that demands relentless perfection. Happy marriages and easy friendships. Bucket-list-level adventures and matching family photos. But what if your actual life doesn’t feel very #blessed? Might our regular lives be worthy of a blessing too? Even an average Tuesday? 

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, from the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason and the executive producer of the Everything Happens podcast


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…