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A divinity professor and young mother diagnosed with Stage IV cancer shares her perspectives on friendship, love, and death while describing her efforts to remain true to her faith in spite of impossible hardships.

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Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author: Kate Bowler
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Release: 2018
File: 178 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399592065

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified.”—Lucy Kalanithi “Belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.”—Bill Gates NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE 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 toward “blessing.” She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with “a surge of determination.” Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you “can’t do” and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before. 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. 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. Praise for Everything Happens for a Reason “I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping—she’s like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate’s story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kate Bowler
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2018-02-06
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399592072

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London-born Kate Bowler, a thirty-five year-old professor at the school of divinity at Duke, had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, guzzled antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As Kate navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, she pulls the reader into her life and her history – affectionately filled with a colourful retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, parents, and doctors – and shares her irreverent, 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 cure her habit of ‘skipping to the end’ and planning the next move. An historian of the American Prosperity Gospel (the creed of the megachurches that promises believers a cure for tragedy, if they just want it badly enough) Kate finds that she craves these same 'outrageous certainties'. Why is it so hard to surrender when she knows there are no spiritual guarantees? In Everything Happens for Reason we encounter one of the talented, courageous few who - like Paul Kalanithi - can articulate the grief we feel as we contemplate our own mortality.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kate Bowler
Publisher: SPCK
Release: 2018-02-06
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780281079308

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In each of our lives we are faced with events that seem inexplicable, unjust, even cruel—events that can shatter our perception of the world, our understanding of ourselves, and our faith in a higher power. Friends and family members often offer comfort with “Everything happens for a reason”—a simple, common phrase with an unbearably elusive meaning. In Everything Happens for a Reason, psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum helps us understand the principles behind this frequently used phrase and provides us with tools to grasp its true meaning. According to Kirshenbaum, there is significance to each of the events in our lives. We all can discover meaning in what has happened to us—seeing such occurrences as gifts, lessons, or opportunities that we might not have been able to get any other way. Building on more than twenty-five years of clinical research, Kirshenbaum has developed tests to help readers decode the confusing or unfortunate events in their lives and find solace and strength in the positive outcomes that exist. Kirshenbaum offers ten universal reasons for the tragedies in our lives, among them letting go of fear, radically accepting ourselves, becoming a truly good person, finding forgiveness, and discovering our mission. While coming to terms with unexpected loss and disappointment is never easy, Everything Happens for a Reason empowers readers to embrace the positive and comprehend the specific message that is larger and more powerful than their grief.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Harmony
Release: 2005-04-26
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307238709

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Acclaimed trance medium Suzane Northrop examines the relationship among those who have passed over, the soul, and the lessons to be learned. She shows unequivocally that each person is here to complete a particular portion of what will be a never-ending journey of the soul.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Suzane Northrop
Publisher: NorthStar2
Release: 2002
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781588720436

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Everyone struggles to find explanations for their suffering. Dr. Paul Enns answers several tough, critical questions that all revolve around this central quandary of "why." Why does God allow suffering? Is suffering the result of judgment for sin? Are there even explanations for the terrors and trials we face? Dr. Enns brings answers from Scripture and from his experience as a professor and pastor, and a wounded one at that. More than anything, he brings comfort and clarity to people who are desperate for it.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Paul P. Enns
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release: 2012-05-25
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802483133

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In an attempt to give meaning to what appears to be inexplicable circumstances in life, many people say, “Well, everything happens for a reason, you know.” The truth of the matter is that everything does happen for a reason! In this book, Bishop Butler explores the truths found in the Parable of the Sower, uncovering the secrets God has hidden for you, including the following: • What God does, how He does it and why • What Satan does, how he does it and why • What you should do and why These truths will give you tools for avoiding self-inflicted wounds and strategies to use to deflect the five tools Satan uses — affliction, persecution, the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things — to try and keep the Word from becoming deeply planted in your life. You can live a lifestyle that pleases God! The Word gives you an answer to overcoming every problem you face in life! You can live a life of victory!

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Genre: Religion
Author: Keith Butler
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Release: 2015-02-03
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781680310245

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Sarcastic Quotes. If you would like to see a sample of the notebook, click on the "Look Inside" feature. Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 12.48 x 9.25 Inch" Interior: Trim Size 6 x 9 No Bleed, White Lined Paper Pages: 100

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Author: Tony Reeves
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Release: 2019-12-28
File: 102 Pages
ISBN-13: 1652153713

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2NISC9y Kate Bowler gives a moving yet insightful look into her battle against cancer. As she shares her intimate secrets of life, love, and religion, she manages to infuse humor and wit into her personal testimony. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookChapter-by-chapter summariesAn in-depth look at death and religionThe author's personal struggles with her own faithKey takeaways from each chapterEditorial ReviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: In Everything Happens for a Reason, Kate Bowler asks some serious questions regarding some of the statements people make whenever someone is going through a tragedy. She opens up about how her regular life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She pulls no punches as she tries to figure out why, at the age of 35, she is dying and leaving behind her beloved family, yet she has always had faith in God. Kate seeks out answers by examining the prosperity gospel, a topic which she has studied extensively and even written a book about. She provides an insightful yet witty look at how followers of the prosperity gospel try to explain the tragedies of life. At the end of it all, Kate realizes that there are no certainties in life, and there are some things that you must simply learn to let go of. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Everything Happens for a Reason. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2NISC9y to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: ZIP Reads
Publisher: ZIP Reads
Release: 2018-07-25
File: 32 Pages
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Everything happens for a reason... but nothing happens for a GOOD reason. Welcome to the world of Abby and Norma, a bizarre and irreverent collage of insights about language, science, religion, politics, food, friendship, love, sex, social skills, the autism spectrum, and that weirdest mental condition of them all: the human condition. 500 of the best comics from the website www.abbyandnorma.com are contained here, along with extras like behind-the scenes photos and screenshots, copying-and-pasting bloopers, paper dolls, and two extra story arcs never posted on the site.

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Erika Hammerschmidt
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2013-12
File: 550 Pages
ISBN-13: 1494415062

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