It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. 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?
Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In her new memoir No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. We are, she finds, as fragile as the day we were born—and there’s no cure for being human.
Join Kate Bowler for a special Spiritual Thought virtual event on Tuesday, September 28 at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom, as Bowler shares her story—and her path forward—with her trademark dry wit and unflinching honesty in conversation with Jen Hatmaker. She will explain how she grappled with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tried to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible.
With your $35.53 ticket, you’ll receive a hardcover copy of No Cure for Being Human, plus access to this moving, honest, and uplifting Zoom conversation.
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Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College, received a master’s of religion from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD at Duke University. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, the New York Times bestselling memoir Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved), and The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. She has appeared on NPR, Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Toban, and son, Zach.
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