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Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved / Kate Bowler.

Bowler, Kate, (author.).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Summary:

"A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, chugged antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As she navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, Kate pulls the reader deeply into her life, which is populated with a colorful, often hilarious collection of friends, pastors, parents, and doctors, and shares her laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship, love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like a loser and explores the burden of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she must change her habit of skipping to the end and planning the next move. A historian of the "American prosperity gospel"--The creed of the mega-churches that promises believers a cure for tragedy, if they just want it badly enough--Bowler finds that, in the wake of her diagnosis, she craves these same "outrageous certainties." She wants to know why it's so hard to surrender control over that which you have no control. She contends with the terrifying fact that, even for her husband and child, she is not the lynchpin of existence, and that even without her, life will go on. On the page, Kate Bowler is warm, witty, and ruthless, and, like Paul Kalanithi, one of the talented, courageous few who can articulate the grief she feels as she contemplates her own mortality"--
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Athena Public Library 921 BOW (Text) 37813000157480 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 02/26/2018 Available -
Baker County Library 362.1969940092 .B787e 2018 (Text) 37814003155760 NON-FICTION Book None 03/21/2018 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 362.196 B787 (Text) 35178001694309 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/26/2018 Available -
Hood River County Library 362.19699 BOW 2018 (Text) 33892100242693 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/06/2018 Available -
Ione Public Library 362 BOW (Text) 37843000059196 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/23/2019 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 921 Bowle (Text) 37862000408302 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/23/2018 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 921 B681 (Text) 37801000602670 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/21/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399592065
  • ISBN: 0399592067
  • Physical Description: xviii, 178 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Diagnosis -- Object lesson -- Magic tricks -- Seasons -- Surrender -- Christmas cheer -- Certainty -- Restoration -- Ordinary time -- Appendix 1: Absolutely never say this to people experiencing terrible times: a short list. -- Appendix 2: Give this a go, see how it works: a short list.
Summary, etc.:
"A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, chugged antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As she navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, Kate pulls the reader deeply into her life, which is populated with a colorful, often hilarious collection of friends, pastors, parents, and doctors, and shares her laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship, love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like a loser and explores the burden of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she must change her habit of skipping to the end and planning the next move. A historian of the "American prosperity gospel"--The creed of the mega-churches that promises believers a cure for tragedy, if they just want it badly enough--Bowler finds that, in the wake of her diagnosis, she craves these same "outrageous certainties." She wants to know why it's so hard to surrender control over that which you have no control. She contends with the terrifying fact that, even for her husband and child, she is not the lynchpin of existence, and that even without her, life will go on. On the page, Kate Bowler is warm, witty, and ruthless, and, like Paul Kalanithi, one of the talented, courageous few who can articulate the grief she feels as she contemplates her own mortality"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bowler, Kate > Health.
Colon (Anatomy) > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Cancer > Patients > Family relationships.
Christian life.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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